It’s been a couple of months since we’ve heard much about Ford’s all-electric F-150. Today, alongside announcing a $700 million investment in a Michigan-based, high-tech manufacturing facility, Ford shared new information regarding the EV.
The electric F-150 shall allow mobile power generation, so customers may use their trucks as power sources on, say, campsites or jobsites. (What else can you do with a truck?) The automobile shall include dual electric motors, today and Ford claims it has more horsepower and torque than any F-150 available. It’ll likewise have the fastest acceleration and also tow heavy trailers.
The electric F-150 is undergoing thousands of hours of “torture testing currently,” and it’s on the right track to log an incredible number of simulated, real-world and lab test miles. We’ve seen it tow over a million pounds already.
Ford reiterated the mid-2022 launch target. That puts the electric F-150 behind Tesla’s Cybertruck, that will get to late 2021 supposedly, and Rivian’s electric R1T R1S and pickup SUV, which were delayed because of the coronavirus until 2021. Ford isn’t too worried and appears to be banking on the truth that the gas-powered F-150 may be the hottest truck in america. Ford snubbed Tesla’s invitation to truly have a public tug-of-war dual even, suggesting Ford doesn’t have to prove itself.