We know that the future electric Ford F-150 will not be ready before the middle of 2022. On the other hand, in addition to announcing today the start of production of the all-new 2021 14th generation F-150 at the Rouge Center in Dearborn, Michigan, the automaker has confirmed that it will erect a new electric vehicle plant there to manufacture the famous battery-powered F-150.
At the same time, we learn more about the truck, which has started an intensive testing program totaling tens of thousands of hours and hundreds of thousands of kilometers – in virtual simulation, in the lab and on the road.
Unsurprisingly, Ford is promising that the electric F-150 will be more powerful and faster than any other F-150 designed to date, without giving any numbers. It will also be the least expensive to run and maintain over its entire lifespan. The company speaks of savings of over 40% compared to an equivalent gasoline model.
Two electric motors will propel the vehicle and allow towing loads as heavy as with a combustion engine. In addition, the space freed up under the hood will allow designers to integrate a trunk that Ford describes as “gigantic”.
That’s not all: New technology will allow users to use the electric F-150 as a mobile generator to power various systems on a construction site or equipment on a campground, for example. And like the 2021 F-150, remote software updates will be possible to continually improve on-board functions.
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