Over the last several months, we’ve learned quite a few intriguing details regarding the 2023 Ford F-150 Electric, which is scheduled to launch in mid-2022. We’ve also spied more than one prototype of the first-ever all-electric Ford F-150 out driving around in recent weeks, revealing even more details about the forthcoming pickup. And now, Ford Authority has learned from sources familiar with product plans that the F-150 Electric infotainment screens will be offered in similar sizes as those currently used in ICE-powered F-150 models, albeit slightly larger.
Presumably, that means the Ford F-150 Electric infotainment screens will be a bit bigger than the standard 8-inch and optional 12-inch sizes currently available in the 2021 Ford F-150, running the latest SYNC 4 operating system. Like the current F-150, those screens will sport a landscape orientation.
This news is certainly significant when we consider that the also-all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E features a massive 15.5-inch infotainment screen that represents a radical departure from traditional screens. Regardless, Ford seems to be taking a bit of an ad-hoc approach to infotainment screens these days, using different sizes and orientations for the 2022 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator, as well as the Chinese and North American Ford Edge, so this could certainly change.
Regardless of its similar screens, the Ford F-150 Electric will feature some unique design details that differentiate it from ICE-powered F-150s, 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 official teaser of the pickup. Regardless, the electric F-150 will still look very much like an F-150.
We’ve learned several key details about the F-150 in recent months, 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.
Ford will debut new technology on the electric F-150 that allows mobile power generation, similar to the Pro Power Onboard system available in the 2021 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 impressive towing capacity. The EV pickup will require significantly less maintenance than a typical gasoline engine, resulting in a 40 percent savings for its lifetime total cost of operation.
The F-150 EV will also have a large front trunk, or frunk, with considerable storage space, since there’s no engine under the hood. 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.
The Ford F-150 electric is scheduled to enter production in 2022, even though the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled that Ford’s electric F-150 battery supplier – SK Innovation – misappropriated trade secrets against its rival, LG Chem. However, Ford can still obtain batteries from SK for four years.
The 2021 Ford F-150 Electric will be built at the brand new Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center, currently under construction in Michigan. However, the body and paintwork will still be completed alongside ICE-powered F-150 models at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant.