Ford releases new details on electric F-150

Ford electric vehicle F150

Ford today release a new video and new information on the upcoming electric version of their best-selling F-150 pickup truck.

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The automaker first confirmed an electric F-150 was in their plans last year by releasing a promotional video showing a prototype towing a train full of F-150s allegedly weighing over 1 million pounds.

Since then, Ford has released very few details about the truck other than to announce production had been delayed until mid-2022.

As part of their press release today to announce the launch of the new gas version of the F-150, Ford included several new details about the electric truck, as well as a video showing off its off-road handling and towing capabilities.

Powering the F-150 will be dual electric motors which Ford claims will deliver more horsepower and torque than any F-150 currently available. It will also have the fastest acceleration, and the “ability to tow heavy trailers.” Currently the highest towing capacity among the different variants of the F-150 is 13,000lbs.

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As any electric vehicle (EV) driver already knows, Ford says the electric powertrain will result in significant savings due to less maintenance. They estimate this will save owners more than 40% over the “lifetime total cost of operation.

A popular feature for EVs will be making its way to the electric F-150 – a giant front trunk, or frunk. It will also be able to continually improve over time without the need to visit a Ford dealership with over-the-air (OTA) updates.

Much like what Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed about the Cybertruck, the electric F-150 will also be able to act as a power source for various uses like at a jobsite or while camping.

The company also showed off a render of their new Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center currently under construction.

Ford electric vehicle factory

A new video was also released this morning, showing a prototype F-150 tackling some off-road conditions, towing a trailer, and effortlessly driving up a hill with a grade of 60%.

Check out the full video below.

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