See More →Having killed off all of its cars years ago in order to sell only pickup trucks and SUVs, Ford is now making its cheapest vehicle a pickup truck, because this is America. However, the Maverick does have a noteworthy feature: It comes with a hybrid engine standard, the first pickup truck to do so. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, about three percent of all new cars sold in 2020 were hybrids. The industry is moving towards fully electric cars, as Ford itself signaled with the debut of its F-150 Lightning. By then, the conversation should be not about how to make all cars hybrids, but how to phase out hybrid cars, too.