Ford F-150 truck plug-in hybrid conversion explained

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In this 14-minute interview, RVtravel.com’s RV electricity expert Mike Sokol talks with Eric Foellmer of XLfleet.com, who discusses the operation of the new Ford F-150 pickup plug-in hybrid conversion.

Foellmer’s company created a plug-in aftermarket technology that converts a standard Ford F-150 pickup truck into a hybrid electric version of the vehicle, increasing the mileage by up to 50 percent and not affecting the towing capacity. He and Mike also talk about whether the new technology could lead to an all-electric RV.

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Don Baker

The comment was made that this system did not effect the towing capacity of the vehicle, How about the GVWR it surely must be altered because of the weight of the extra batteries and the drive motor that is installed.

Irv

Roughly how much does the upgrade cost? (If it was mentioned, I missed it.)

Interesting comment by Larry, that campgrounds are posting “No EV Charging”

Larry

i’ve been to several campgrounds this year that do not ev charging

Glenn

It obviously will impact towing capacity. Simple math. The weight of the added pack and drive will reduce combined weight rating and vehicle payload. So many people run tight now and this would just put them over the safe weight threshold.