Kansas City-made Ford trucks have a hybrid future

Ford Motor Company's world headquarters, Dearborn, Mich.
Ford Motor Company’s world headquarters, Dearborn, Mich.

Hybrid F-150 pickup trucks could be rolling off assembly lines by the end of the decade as part of Ford’s agenda for the near future.

The F-series pickups, made at Claycomo and at a plant in Michigan, have been the best-selling U.S. vehicle for nearly 35 years. Ford hasn’t said specifically that a hybrid F-150 will be made, but CEO Mark Fields told National Public Radio last week that “we’re working on electrified F-series” models and “do have plans to have a rear-wheel-drive hybrid truck by the end of the decade.”

Because hybrid models haven’t been specified and production is a few years off, Ford spokesman Said Deep said Tuesday, it’s too early to say how Claycomo or any other production plant might be affected.

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