The new-generation Ford F-150, declassified at the end of June, was put on the Assembly line in Dearborn. At the same time, the manufacturer confirmed its intention to invest $ 700 million in the development of the plant. Among other things, this money will be used to organize the release of an all-electric version of the pickup truck.
The company announced that the electric car will be the most powerful and fastest F-150 in history. Alas, the characteristics are not disclosed – we only know that all-wheel drive will be implemented through the installation of electric motors on each axis, but it is obvious that this car will at least surpass the 450-horsepower F-150 Raptor of the outgoing generation.
As Ford’s President of American and international markets Kumar Galhotra explained, the electric F-150 is not a lifestyle model, but a full-fledged workhorse that, among other things, can serve as a mobile generator. The front trunk, which in electric cars is usually used for charging cable and all sorts of small things, in this case is designed to carry “hundreds of pounds” of cargo. Ford’s new CEO, Jim Farley, also described the F-150 EV as “a serious specialized tool for serious truck buyers.”
However, production of the Ford electric pickup will not begin until mid-2022. By this time, there will be several serious competitors in the US market, including the GMC Hummer EV, Rivian R1T, Lordstown Endurance and, of course, the Tesla Cybertruck.