What We Know So Far

What We Know So Far

Electric motors arrive on the Ford F-150. The 2021 F-150 PowerBoost hybrid gasoline-electric transmission comes first, which combines a 3.5-liter V6 engine with twin turbochargers and a 10-speed automatic transmission with an integrated 35 kW electric motor. The hybrid simply marks the start of the F-150’s electrical embrace. In 2022, the F-150 will add a real battery electric powertrain to its menu of options. The model can go by the name Everglades (probably brazenly badged EVerglades), or it can just be called the electric F-150.

Regardless of what it is named, the F-150 with electric battery will surely be able to continue the tradition of the truck for transporting and towing heavy loads, as evidenced by Ford’s decision to preview the powertrain by showing it drawing the value of an F-150 train in a video released last year. The production F-150 EV’s towing capacity will certainly not be close to the 1.25 million pounds the train weighed, but we expect the half-ton EV pickup to at least match the indicated towing capacity of 12,000 pounds and over for the PowerBoost model.

We also anticipate that the truck will carry motors on each axle and manage to exceed 200 miles on a full charge of its surely large battery. And it’s sure to take into account the effects of a reasonable load in the bed of the Ford pickup. Hypermile and drop any foreign weight, and you will probably manage an even better figure. Don’t forget that Ford has invested in Rivian, an electric automaker that claims its R1T pickup will travel more than 400 miles with a full charge of its 180 kWh battery available.

In order to get the most out of the model, Ford will surely redesign the front of the F-150 for even more aerodynamic efficiency. Look for a predominantly closed grille, a reworked lower fascia that cuts even more in the approach angle of the truck, lower side skirts and model-specific wheels.

Although Ford may eventually offer the electric F-150 in various versions and with a number of cabins and bed lengths, the company will likely initially offer the model in one or two versions, cabins and bed lengths to maintain profit margins. high. We’d bet that an expensive four-door, short-bed, limited-trim model will serve as the poster child for the electric F-150, with a more bare and cheaper option to take on the task of attracting Fleet buyers and more cash-strapped EV truck consumers. Even so, the cheapest electric F-150 will certainly cost a lot more than its gasoline equivalent. Nevertheless, we will know more about the Ford F-150 electric 2022, its capacities and its price closer to the revelation of the model.

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