Here's Some Things You Didn't Know About The Ford F-150 Hybrid

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And some you might have suspected.

The launch of the all-new 2021 Ford F-150 is right around the corner, and in the run up to that auspicious moment, Ford has released a new Quick Reference Guide for customers, TFLTruck reports, going over basic vehicle features and other essential info.

That Quick Reference Guide divulges a few details that we didn't know before - and specifically, things about the new Ford F-150 Hybrid. For instance, per the Quick Reference Guide, the fuel filler door on the 2021 F-150 Hybrid is opened with a push-button on the left-hand side of the dash, next to the headlight switch, whereas the rest of the lineup uses a manual-open fuel filler door.

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It's not clear why that's the case. If anything, it seems like the only thing Ford accomplished is to add manufacturing complexity, not to mention inconvenience; according to the guide, the filler door can take as long as 15 seconds to open, which is about 14 seconds longer than a manual filler door takes.

The guide also specifies some of the extra information that Hybrid owners can get through the digital instrument display, such as Brake Coach and Trip Summary. Brake Coach provides drivers with tips on how to maximize regenerative braking to recoup more waste energy for the 1.5-kWh battery pack. Trip Summary displays each time the vehicle is shut off, providing some key efficiency stats like energy use and an overall "Brake Score," accumulated over the course of the most recent drive.

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Also worth noting: the F-150 Hybrid is capable of silent starts if it has enough juice in the battery - perfect for those early mornings where you don't want to wake the family.

The new Ford F-150 Hybrid couples Ford's twin-turbocharged 3.5L EcoBoost V6 with a ten-speed automatic and an electric motor on the transmission's input side - similar to the Ford Explorer Hybrid's drivetrain and, reportedly, the one that will propel the Ford Bronco Hybrid, whenever that arrives. Ford says the total driving range, given a full battery and a full tank of gas, will be around 700 miles.

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