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2023 Ford F-150 EV Aiming for Big Power, Small Maintenance Costs

Car and Driver logo Car and Driver 17/09/2020 14:30:00 Laura Sky Brown
a car parked in front of a truck: Ford executives made the enticing claims while talking about their investment to build the electric pickup in Michigan. © Ford Ford executives made the enticing claims while talking about their investment to build the electric pickup in Michigan.
  • Ford gave more details on Thursday about its upcoming F-150 electric pickup, saying it will go on sale in mid-2022.
  • Ford said the electric pickup will have dual electric motors, will support over-the-air updates, and will provide more horsepower and torque and the fastest acceleration of any F-150 currently on the market.
  • The F-150 electric pickup will be assembled in a new EV facility at Ford's Rouge Center in Dearborn, Michigan, and the batteries it will use will also be produced there.

At a press conference rolling out a new "built for America" ad campaign and celebrating the start of production of the 2021 F-150 pickup, Ford executives provided a few more details about the upcoming all-electric F-150. The new EV will have more horsepower and torque and faster acceleration than any F-150 currently on the market, the automaker said. Ford also described its "giant front trunk" (or "frunk") as well as its dual electric motors. Specific numbers weren't released.

Talking up the electric F-150, which is currently undergoing testing (a prototype based on the previous-generation truck is pictured), Ford said the EV will be cheaper to operate over its lifetime than any other F-series truck, saving "more than 40 percent" over the maintenance costs for a gasoline-engined Ford pickup. That's a point likely to be emphasized in marketing to commercial truck buyers. Ford also said it's developing a new mobile power generation unit for the F-150 EV that will let the truck be used as an electricity source on job sites, at campgrounds, or in remote areas.

The 2021 Ford F-150 pickup started production this week at the Rouge Complex, and Ford said the electric version will go into production nearly two years from now, in mid-2022.

17. syyskuuta 2020 17:30:00 Categories: Car and Driver

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