“With the all-new Mustang Mach-E and F-150 with PowerBoost hybrid and Pro Power Onboard, we’re electrifying two of our most popular nameplates to give customers new capabilities and choices not possible without electrification,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford chief product platform and operations officer. “We’re honored that earning the Green Car and Green Truck of the Year awards affirm Ford is on the right path working to meet our sustainability commitments while innovating to give our customers more.”
Green Car Journal cited Mustang Mach-E as being Ford’s most significant electric vehicle effort to date, calling it a truly special entry in today’s electric vehicle market. It also lauded the decision to expand the Mustang stable for instant name recognition while keeping aligned with Mustang’s well-established heritage and lineage.
“Mustang Mach-E is a brilliant move by Ford,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and GreenCarJournal.com. “It’s a compelling electric vehicle on many fronts with its attractive style, performance-based electric drive, efficiency, and powertrain/battery options.”
The 2021 Ford F-150 was named Green Truck of the Year for a number of reasons, most notably for its new hybrid powertrain. The 3.5-liter PowerBoost in the 2021 F-150 is the only full hybrid powertrain available in a pickup and the only one Built Ford Tough. Green Car Journal also noted F-150’s high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy body, which continues as a differentiator in the pickup segment.
“The Ford F-150 earns its well-deserved 2021 Green Truck of the Year honor for an array of important reasons that distinguish it from the crowd,” said Cogan. “The 2021 F-150’s redesign keeps things fresh. The addition of a full hybrid engine option is an important differentiator, as is this pickup’s available Pro Power Onboard output system with 120- and 240-volt outlets for tradesmen and construction sites.”