- Ford gave more details on Thursday about its upcoming F-150 electric pickup, saying it will go on sale in mid-2022.
- Ford said the electric pickup will have dual electric motors, will support over-the-air updates, and will provide more horsepower and torque and the fastest acceleration of any F-150 currently on the market.
- The F-150 electric pickup will be assembled in a new EV facility at Ford's Rouge Center in Dearborn, Michigan, and the batteries it will use will also be produced there.
Talking up the electric F-150, which is currently undergoing testing (a prototype based on the previous-generation truck is pictured), Ford said the EV will be cheaper to operate over its lifetime than any other F-series truck, saving "more than 40 percent" over the maintenance costs for a gasoline-engined Ford pickup. That's a point likely to be emphasized in marketing to commercial truck buyers. Ford also said it's developing a new mobile power generation unit for the F-150 EV that will let the truck be used as an electricity source on job sites, at campgrounds, or in remote areas.
The 2021 Ford F-150 pickup started production this week at the Rouge Complex, and Ford said the electric version will go into production nearly two years from now, in mid-2022.