Ford F-150 Electric Pickup Truck To Feature Massive Front Light Bar

Marco Green
September 19, 2020

That means it'll best the current Raptor, which sits at 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque.

Ford also noted that, like the upcoming 2021 Mustang Mach-E electric SUV, the Ford F-150 Electric will improve over time with "fast over-the-air updates".

Ford also struck an upbeat tone about the state of the vehicle industry, which he said has come "roaring back" in recent weeks, and said the company is running at pre-COVID levels.

The electric F-150 will come with a dual-motor powertrain, helping it to deliver traction. Who would've thought? Unfortunately, Ford doesn't specify how heavy.

While speaking with the media during the company's announcement of a $700 million expansion of its Rouge complex to build the F-150 EV, Ford's president of the Americans and International Markets Group, Kumar Galhotra, said the lifetime cost of ownership of the electric model will be roughly half that of a current-generation ICE F-150.

Other new attributes electric F-150 owners can look forward to over the regular truck include a front trunk (aka a frunk), less frequent maintenance, and a power take-off.

The image shows very little, as could be expected of any teaser, but it's clear the 2023 F-150 EV will share a lot with its more conventional, internal-combustion sibling. Over-the-air updates are promised to keep it up to date, and Ford is also making the claim that the electric F-150 will cost 40 percent less to maintain over the vehicle's life than a gasoline powered F-150. "F-Series pickups are the backbone of work and productivity across the country".

The new manufacturing capabilities, once complete, will add about 300 jobs to support battery assembly and production of both the fully electric F-150 and the F-150 PowerBoost hybrid pickup trucks. It's scheduled to hit dealers in November this year.

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