2023 Ford F-150 EV Teaser Appears During River Rouge Announcement
With a fully electric Ford F-150 on its way to 2023, the Blue Oval is entering the provocation and bait phase of vehicle development. Good to know: This dark teaser was revealed yesterday during an announcement for the company’s new Red EV hub, where the first F-150 EV will drop off the line in mid-2022.
The image shows very little, as you would expect from any teaser, but it’s clear that the 2023 F-150 EV will share a lot with its more conventional internal combustion sibling. The fenders and mirrors appear to be interchangeable with those of the recently revealed 2021 F-150, and the chiseled hood appears to be very similar. Of course, this hood doesn’t open to reveal a powerhouse, but rather a waterproof, lockable item that would be perfect for valuables, power tools, and other items too important to leave in bed.
A full-width front light bar is also evident in the teaser image, a styling feature taken from the 1995 Mercury Sable or the upcoming Rivian R1T. The texture of the electric vehicle’s “grille” looks very futuristic, all the bevels and edges, and the minimalist headlights give the teaser a very robotic and harsh vibe. The F-150 EV looks to be bold and brash.
It is not too surprising. Eco-conscious vehicles are often lumped together, often outrageously, under the ‘eco-weenie’ category, so it makes sense that Ford wants to send a clear (and aggressive) message to truck buyers that the all-electric F-150 is. synonymous with business.
The performance of the truck goes hand in hand with this visual statement; Although Ford does not have details available, the company has promised that the zero emission pickup will also be the most powerful variant of the F-150 family of all time, which means we can count on more than 450 horsepower (336 kilowatts).
This growl will come via two electric motors, probably one on each axle. According to Ford’s patent filings, the engines could draw power from battery packs that could be integrated into the truck’s frame, improving both weight distribution and frame strength while potentially improving payload. compared to the 2020 truck maximum of 3,250 pounds (2021 numbers are yet to be determined). Frankly, we would also expect Ford to increase the Tesla Cybertruck’s claimed towing capacity by 14,000 pounds – could the F-150 EV pull 15,000?