The 2022 Ford Maverick will go on sale this fall. It is a standard full-hybrid pickup, the first in the US, enhanced with a compact size for the US market, smart technology inside the cabin, room for five adults and plenty of storage space in the back, as stated by the manufacturer.

Its 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder hybrid powertrain delivers 191 hp when combined with the electric motor, with a continuously variable transmission driving the front wheels. It features an in-house-designed and manufactured electric traction motor, which is light and powerful. Along with its targeted EPA-estimated fuel economy of 40 mpg city and 500 miles of range on a single tank of gas, it offers standard payload of 1,500 pounds and the volume to carry a standard ATV, plus it has the capability to tow 2,000 pounds.

Ford Maverick is featured by built-in and brought-in technology

Maverick can carry long and wide stuff too, thanks to its multi-position tailgate. It opens normally, but also has a halfway-open. The tailgate features tie-down clamps that double as bottle openers. The bed floor and sides are low, so almost any size adult can reach over and grab items off the floor.

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Maverick is featured by built-in and brought-in technology. Its standard 8-inch center touch screen features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Those who want more capability can upgrade to a 2.0-liter EcoBoost gas engine delivering 250 hp with an 8-speed automatic transmission and standard front-wheel drive or available all-wheel drive.

Moreover, the interior design is stylish and spacious, with thoughtful features and the versatility for city driving or escaping the urban life.

Ford has recently acquired Electriphi

In the meantime, Ford is pushing toward higher electrification. Staying in the US, Ford has recently acquired Electriphi, a company based in Silicon Valley that developed and deployed a purpose-built electric vehicle fleet and charging management platform. The aim is to simplify fleet electrification, thus saving energy costs and tracks key operational metrics like real-time status of vehicles, chargers and maintenance services.

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In other words, Electriphi acquisition will accelerate electric vehicle fleet adoption by offering commercial customers depot charging management. Electriphi’s team and services will be integrated into Ford Pro, a new global business within Ford committed to commercial customer productivity and to developing the most advanced charging and energy management experiences.

«A single-source solution for fleet-depot charging»

«As commercial customers add electric vehicles to their fleets, they want depot charging options to make sure they’re powered up and ready to go to work every day», said Ford Pro CEO Ted Cannis. «With Electriphi’s existing advanced technology IP in the Ford Pro electric vehicles and services portfolio, we will enhance the experience for commercial customers and be a single-source solution for fleet-depot charging».

The Electriphi acquisition comes as Ford prepares for the launch of all-electric versions of two of the world’s most popular, high-volume commercial vehicles, the Transit van and F-150 pickup. Ford will start shipping E-Transit to customers later this year; F-150 Lightning Pro will be available in spring 2022.

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