Ford is betting on hybrid trucks and SUVs to pay for its smart future

While Ford has spent much of the year talking about its plans for connected cars and cities, it’s back to talking about the trucks and SUVs it’s going to sell to consumers to pay for all that advanced technology. But Ford is striving to be known for its hybrid vehicles and steal thunder from every other company trying to get in the electric car game.

On Thursday, in Dearborn, Michigan, Ford’s head of global markets Jim Farley revealed the automaker’s product plans going into the next decade, most of which are trucks and SUVs that will feature a traditional hybrid system or be plug-ins of some kind. These vehicles will also be equipped with features such as 4G LTE from the end of next year and automatic emergency braking as Ford…

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