Gas prices have risen across the country, and Americans are furious. Trips to the gas station have become as painful as root canals for some drivers. Ford can avoid blowback caused by the rising cost of fuel thanks to two of its pickup trucks. The Blue Oval may benefit from the rising price of gas because of two models in its future lineup.
The Ford Maverick hybrid pickup truck is practically unscathed by gas prices
No gas or hybrid vehicle is completely safe from the widespread terror of rising gas prices, but some models are impacted more harshly than others. If you drive a pickup truck with a V8 engine or a diesel truck, you’re feeling the pain much more than Prius owners.
Most Ford truck owners are heavily affected by rising gas prices, but many Maverick owners will experience painless trips to the gas station despite unprecedented price bumps. The Maverick is Ford’s first standard hybrid pickup truck. As a result, it has better fuel economy than other Ford trucks by a long shot. In fact, the Maverick has better gas mileage than any other pickup truck on the market. Rising gas prices simply aren’t the end of the world for this fuel sipper.
The Ford Maverick achieves a whopping 42 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway. Based on today’s national gas price average, it costs roughly $58.51 to refuel.
The Maverick can travel for over 600 miles on a single tank of gas. Ford’s small pickup truck is one of the cheapest truck models to refuel, and it has more driving range than most pickup trucks as well.
The Ford F-150 Lightning couldn’t have arrived at a better time
The Ford F-150 Lightning is the Blue Oval’s first electric pickup truck. Ford cleverly spun off of the F-150 nameplate to create a new cornerstone to its brand. The F-150 Lightning is the electric version of America’s favorite pickup truck.
The F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck is expected to release in the spring of 2022, according to Inverse. High gas prices just increase the Ford F-150 Lightning’s appeal. The electric truck already has over 200,000 reservations. The Blue Oval plans to increase production to meet the high demand for its new truck.
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning makes more horsepower than the internal combustion engine F-150. It includes a Mega Power Frunk and many other innovative EV features. The electric pickup is the perfect opportunity for Ford truck fans to transition away from gas vehicles to an EV that’s cheaper to refuel.
Ford has plenty of alternatives for consumers looking to escape high gas prices
Even if consumers shy away from purchasing new Ford trucks with internal combustion engines, the Blue Oval will have great hybrid and electric alternatives this spring. Ford may not have done it intentionally, but the brand is creating the perfect safe haven for consumers looking to get away from the current storm that is today’s gas prices. The Blue Oval has clearly diversified its lineup, and its new options are perfect for the times.