Ford reveals capability of all-electric F-150 prototype
The development vehicle tows a load weighing more than 1 million pounds as development continues on Ford all-electric F-150.
Ford confirms it will bring an all-electric F-150 to market. This will be in addition to the all-new F-150 hybrid that goes on sale next year.
To show how tough and capable the all-electric truck will be, Linda Zhang, Chief Engineer of the Ford F-150, towed 10 double-decker rail cars and 42 2019-model year F-150s, weighing more than 1 million lb, with a prototype of the all-electric F-150.
Ford says its electrification plan will play to its strengths, leveraging the unique qualities of full battery electric vehicles to amplify the attributes its customers love and value—capability, performance, and leading technology.
The F-Series has been the best-selling truck in America for 42 straight years. Last year, Ford celebrated 100 years of manufacturing at the Rouge plant, where it builds an F-150 every 53 s, with Bill Ford announcing that an all-electric F-150 is being added to its truck lineup.
The all-electric F-150 will feature new capabilities that Ford hopes will set a new bar for what light-duty trucks can deliver. Adding to this electrification effort, the company is working on plans to reveal a fully electric Mustang-inspired SUV, and it announced in April an equity investment in Rivian, with which it will work together to develop an all-new battery electric vehicle using Rivian’s skateboard platform.