We’re as uninterested in teasers as you doubtless are, however Ford however slipped one into its other news from earlier this week.
Matt noted that Ford claimed the truck could be cheaper to personal than the fuel mannequin, and that it might be produced in Michigan as a part of a significant funding, however what else will we learn about it?
If the teaser image is any indication, it is going to have totally different seems than the gasser, that’s for certain. A minimum of up entrance. The form is comparable and acquainted, however a LED mild bar seems to run from one aspect to the opposite, surrounding each the headlights and the grille.
Sure, a grille on an EV, though it’s unclear if it’s beauty or lets air by means of. The lights seems smaller than what’s on the opposite F-150 fashions, and the grille has a three-dimensional look. Even when the grille doesn’t present cooling – sure, EVs want cooling, too – there may very well be air dams under it.
We nonetheless don’t know particulars concerning the powertrain, nevertheless it may very well be that the F-150 will use two electrical motors, one per axle, to get issues transferring. A lithium-ion battery pack would provide the juice.
There needs to be a “frunk”, or entrance trunk, and Ford claims it is going to be the quickest accelerating F-150 ever. Not stunning (no pun meant), contemplating the torque figures related to electrical motors, and the moment availability of mentioned torque.
Towing and payload needs to be class-competitive.
Manufacturing ought to begin within the second half of 2022, marking the truck as a 2023 mannequin. It doubtless gained’t be low-cost. Competitors will embrace the crabby Hummer EV from GMC, and maybe entries from Rivian and Tesla (sure, that may imply the Cybertruck).
Electrical truck wars? Who’d have thunk it?
[Image: Ford via YouTube screenshot]