Back in June, we reported that the first-ever all-electric F-150 was scheduled to arrive by mid-2022. Today, Ford confirmed that fact, and also shared a variety of new details about the forthcoming Ford F-150 EV, which will be built at the automaker’s brand new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center, currently under construction in Michigan.
“F-Series pickups are the backbone of work and productivity across the country. And now we are preparing to build a fully electric version of America’s most popular vehicle, and it will be a seriously capable, purpose-built tool for serious truck customers,” said Jim Farley, Ford’s chief operating officer and incoming CEO.
Ford says that the all-electric F-150, which is undergoing tens of thousands of hours of torture testing and targeting millions of simulated, laboratory, and real world test miles, will be more powerful than any F-150 available today and deliver commercial and personal customers the lowest expected lifetime total cost of operation among Ford F-Series trucks.
Ford also shared a variety of details about its first-ever F-150 EV. For starters, the automaker will debut new technology on the electric F-150 that allows mobile power generation so customers can use their trucks as a power source for places from campsites to jobsites when needed. This technology is similar to the Pro Power Onboard system available in the 2021 Ford F-150.
The all-electric F-150 will feature dual electric motors to deliver more horsepower and torque than any F-150 available today, the fastest acceleration, and the ability to tow heavy trailers. Additionally, Ford was quick to point out that electric vehicles, including the electric F-150, require significantly less maintenance than a typical gasoline engine, creating more than 40 percent savings for its lifetime total cost of operation.
Like most all electric vehicles, the absence of an engine underhood creates a giant front trunk on the electric F-150, which adds even more cargo-carrying versatility and security to help protect and move valuable items. Finally, like the rest of the all-new F-150 lineup, the electric F-150 is capable of receiving over-the-air updates, so new features can be added continuously over time.