Enhanced Efficiency: The 2024 F-150 PowerBoost® Hybrid

300 Software Upgrades Drive Smoothness and Simplify Production...

2024 Ford F-150 PowerBoost Platinum SuperCrew 4x4. (Ford).

The 2024 Ford F-150® PowerBoost® hybrid pickup is taking the driving experience to new heights thanks to over 300 software enhancements. Ford engineers meticulously developed These upgrades to deliver smoother, more refined powertrain performance compared to previous models.

A Smoother Ride –

2024 Ford F-150 PowerBoost Platinum SuperCrew 4×4. (Ford).

The enhanced powertrain smoothness is one of the most noticeable improvements in the new PowerBoost hybrid. This has been achieved through careful calibration and extensive testing. Ford’s engineering team has dedicated hundreds of thousands of development test miles to perfecting these upgrades, ensuring a seamless transition between the electric motor and the gasoline engine.

Traditionally, vehicles with internal combustion engines use a flywheel starter to ignite the engine. The first-generation PowerBoost hybrid system added a second starter integrated into the accessory belt drive. However, this additional component introduced complexity and potential points of failure.

Streamlined Powertrain –

Thanks to innovative software enhancements, the 2024 model eliminates the belt starter altogether. These upgrades allow the hybrid motor to start the engine. Now, the drive motor can spin up the engine directly through the transmission, resulting in a more streamlined and reliable system.

This transition didn’t happen overnight. It is the culmination of three years of development and data insights gathered from the 2021 F-150 PowerBoost. By leveraging this data, Ford engineers were able to fine-tune the software, achieving a perfect balance of power between the electric motor and the gasoline engine.

Simplified Production –

2024 Ford F-150 PowerBoost Platinum SuperCrew 4×4. (Ford).

The removal of the belt starter has improved the driving experience, simplified the supply chain, and reduced production complexity. This change means fewer parts to source and assemble, which translates to lower production costs. The benefits extend to the assembly facility, where reduced complexity helps streamline manufacturing.

Enhanced Driving Experience –

2024 Ford F-150 PowerBoost Platinum SuperCrew 4×4. (Ford).

For drivers, these software enhancements mean a more seamless and enjoyable driving experience. The transition between the electric motor and the gasoline engine is now virtually imperceptible, providing a smooth and consistent power delivery. Whether accelerating on the highway or navigating city streets, the new F-150 PowerBoost hybrid responds effortlessly to your driving demands.