Earlier this month, we reported that the 2023 Ford F-150 Electric infotainment screens would mirror the ones used in current, ICE-powered 2021 Ford F-150 models, but would be slightly larger. Now, we’ve obtained new spy shots that confirm this fact and show off the brand new screens inside the cabin of the forthcoming, first-ever all-electric Ford F-150.
Like the current 2021 F-150, the F-150 Electric infotainment screens will be more horizontally oriented – not decidedly vertically oriented like the Ford Mustang Mach-E. The screen spotted in this prototype is also not quite as large as the 15.5-inch unit used in the Mach-E, though it is larger than the 12-inch screen present in the latest generation of the F-150.
As is the case with the current F-150, the F-150 Electric will be available with two different infotainment screen options – a base unit and a larger, optional unit. In the ICE models, this consists of a standard 8-inch screen and an optional 12-inch screen.
To date, we’ve spied the F-150 Electric on more than one occasion – once wearing some aerodynamic wheels and street tires, and later, one with more traditional wheels and off-road-focused rubber. Both prototypes were equipped with a large electric motor present on the rear axle ahead of the spare tire and an independent coil spring rear suspension.
As we’ve previously reported, the Ford F-150 Electric will feature some unique design details, including its front fenders, frunk, and various other sheet metal components, as well as unique lighting, particularly in the front end, as we can see in Ford’s previous teaser of the pickup. Regardless, the electric F-150 will still look very much like an F-150. That much is clear from the prototypes we’ve seen so far, which bear a shape and design that’s unmistakeably 14th gen F-150.
Over the last several months, we’ve learned several key details about Ford’s first-ever all-electric F-150, including the fact that it will utilize its own unique battery chemistry. Ford says that the F-150 electric will be more powerful than any F-150 available today and provide commercial and personal customers with the lowest expected lifetime total cost of operation among Ford F-Series trucks.
The 2021 Ford F-150 Electric will be built at the brand new Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center, currently under construction in Michigan, and is scheduled to enter production in mid-2022. However, the body and paintwork will still be completed alongside ICE-powered F-150 models at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant.