Electrical motors are coming to the Ford F-150. The 2021 F-150’s PowerBoost gasoline-electric hybrid drivetrain comes first, which mixes a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 engine and a 10-speed automated transmission with an built-in 35-kW electrical motor. The hybrid merely marks the start of the F-150’s electrical embrace. Come model-year 2022, the F-150 will add a real battery-electric drivetrain to its choices menu. The mannequin might don the title Everglades (seemingly cheekily badged EVerglades), or it could simply be known as the F-150 Electrical.
No matter what its christened, the battery-electric F-150 will certainly be capable of proceed the truck‘s custom of hauling and towing severe masses, as evidenced by Ford’s determination to preview the powertrain by displaying it pulling a train’s worth of F-150s in a video launched final 12 months. The manufacturing F-150 EV’s tow score actually will not come near the 1.25 million kilos that practice weighed, however we do anticipate the EV half-ton pickup to at the very least match the PowerBoost mannequin’s said 12,000-pound-plus tow score.
We additionally anticipate the truck to sport motors at every axle and handle to high 200 miles on a full cost of its absolutely giant battery pack. And that is certain to account for the consequences of an inexpensive load within the Ford pickup’s mattress. Hypermile and ditch any extraneous weight, and you may seemingly handle a good higher determine. Bear in mind, Ford’s invested in Rivian, an electrical automaker that claims its R1T pickup will journey greater than 400 miles on a full cost of its obtainable 180-kWh battery pack.
With a purpose to eke probably the most vary out of the mannequin, Ford will certainly restyle the F-150’s entrance finish for even additional aerodynamic effectivity. Search for a largely closed-off grille, a reworked decrease fascia that cuts even additional into the truck’s method angle, decrease facet skirts, and model-specific wheels.
Though Ford might ultimately provide the F-150 Electrical in varied trims and with a lot of cabs and mattress lengths, the corporate will seemingly initially provide the mannequin in a single or two trims, cabs, and mattress lengths to maintain revenue margins excessive. We might wager an expensive, four-door, short-bed Restricted-trim-like mannequin will function the poster baby for the F-150 Electrical, with a extra bare-bones and cheaper XL-spec choice to tackle the duty of attracting fleet patrons and extra cash-strapped EV truck customers. Even so, the most cost effective F-150 Electrical is bound to price deal greater than its gas-powered equal. However, we’ll know extra in regards to the 2022 Ford F-150 Electrical, its capabilities, and its pricing nearer to the mannequin’s reveal.