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First-ever EV (PHEV) Ford Ranger due here in 2025

Ford NZ will expand its Ranger and EV Family with first-ever Ranger PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid), and it even has ‘Pro Power onboard’.

The Ranger PHEV will introduce Plug-in Hybrid technology to the mid-sized pick-up segment, offering zero-tailpipe emission driving to the truck’s towing, off-road, and payload capabilities, all while delivering more torque than any other Ranger. PLUS it has Pro Power Onboard, so you can leave the generator at home and free up cargo space; with enough energy to power remote camp or worksites  

Ford Ranger PHEV NZ

Ford will offer customers a plug-in hybrid version of New Zealand’s best-selling vehicle from early 2025. The Ranger Plug-in Hybrid will combine electric driving capability with the adventure-ready versatility and work-ready dependability customers have come to expect from Ranger. 

Ford Ranger PHEV NZ

“We are very excited to soon be offering the Ranger Plug-In Hybrid to New Zealand customers,” said Simon Rutherford, Managing Director, Ford New Zealand. “New Zealanders are rapidly transitioning to electrified vehicle solutions and the Ranger Plug-In Hybrid will play a key role not only in Ford’s global sustainability efforts to reduce emissions from transportation, but also in helping meet the varied needs of our valued customers here in New Zealand. We anticipate that a more sustainable, low emissions solution will appeal across retail, business, rural and urban customers alike.”

Ford Ranger PHEV NZ

The first ever Ranger Plug-in Hybrid will mark a significant step forward in Ford’s plans to offer a wide range of powertrain options for customers in the mid-sized pick-up segment.

“The Ranger Plug-in Hybrid offers a no compromise, electrified solution with zero-tailpipe emissions EV driving for short trips, or hybrid performance that delivers incredible on- and off-road performance,” said Rutherford. “Ranger Plug-In Hybrid will bring all of the towing and payload capability our customers expect of Ranger, and with Pro Power Onboard for the first time, Ranger owners will have the addition of portable power for both work and play.”

Ford Ranger PHEV NZ

Ranger Plug-in Hybrid will deliver more torque than any other Ranger, thanks to a 2.3-litre Ford EcoBoost turbo petrol engine paired with an electric motor and rechargeable battery system. It can be driven in pure electric mode for more than 45 kilometres without using a drop of fuel or producing tailpipe emissions, helping customers save at the pump. 

The EV only capability will be extremely useful for Ranger customers as it can be easily charged at home, and many customers may travel 40km or less per day. The targeted maximum braked towing capacity of the Ranger Plug-In Hybrid is 3,500 kg.

Ford Ranger PHEV NZ

Ranger Plug-in Hybrid will also feature Pro Power Onboard, enabling customers to power their tools and appliances on a worksite or remote campsite by plugging them into power outlets embedded in both the cargo bed and the cabin. That means noisy, bulky, heavy generators can be left at home, leaving more space in the cargo bed for other gear and equipment.

Ford Ranger PHEV NZ

In addition to having on-demand electricity, Ranger Plug-in Hybrid’s EV drive modes will give customers more flexibility in deciding how and when to use the EV battery power.  

Ranger Plug-In Hybrid also comes equipped with Ranger’s proven four-wheel-drive capability, selectable drive modes and advanced driver safety and driver assist features. 

Ford Ranger PHEV NZ

“The Ranger Plug-in Hybrid will help our customers move into an electrified future, with the confidence and capability that only Ranger can provide,” Rutherford concluded.  

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