Ford is launching the 2022 Maverick, a compact pickup truck with a full hybrid powertrain, in the US with prices starting from $19,995. An electric offshoot is also not out of the question at this stage.
The hybrid-electric pickup truck offers 1,500 pounds of payload capacity in the basic setup, while the optional 2.0-liter EcoBoost gas engine can tow up to 4,000 pounds. A 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder hybrid powertrain delivers 191 horsepower when combined with the electric motor and 155 lb.-ft. of torque.
A small electric pickup based on the Maverick at least does not seem out of the question, however, Ford is remaining purposefully vague for now. An electric spinoff of the popular Bronco is also on the books, while Mike Levine, North American Product Communications Manager at Ford confirmed an electric Ford Explorer was also upcoming. When asked whether an electric version of the Maverick would be made, he responded with an image telling us that Ford does indeed have more electric truck plans.
— Mike Levine (@mrlevine) June 8, 2021
Ford of course already has another electric truck on offer: the Ford F150 Lightning is a full-size pickup truck starting at $40,000. This puts it into a different segment than the Maverick, which is more than 30 inches shorter than the F-150. When the news will break about Ford’s growing electric vehicle lineup is still open, as Levine says: “Just the possibility of another all-electric pickup down the road” on the subject of electric Mavericks.