All-electric Ford F150 BEV Prototype

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All-electric Ford F150 BEV Prototype
All-electric Ford F150 BEV Prototype

The most popular pickup truck in the world is getting an all-electric variant, and a manufacturing date has finally been confirmed by Ford. In 2022, the all-electric Ford F150 Pickup truck will go into series production. 

While other car manufacturers have strutted their soon to launch EV’s on TV and social media, Ford is being pretty tight-lipped about its upcoming all-electric F-150.

Finally, that has changed. Ford Motor’s Chief of Product Platform and Operations, Hau Thai-Tang, gave a timeline for its release and production dates at a conference. 

In the final quarter of 2021, the launch of the F-150 BEV will follow the launch of the Ford Transit EV. When compared to other electric trucks, that is a little late. However, production will follow soon. As per Thai-Tang, in the first quarter of 2022, the F-150 BEV will indeed be market-ready.

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Thai-Tang also confirmed the manufacturing facility, in addition to the launch and production timeframes. The F-150 BEV will be manufactured at a new plant at Ford’s Rouge Complex in Dearborn, Michigan, once finished.

He also noted that the electric truck would have the option of offering commercial customers various digital services. 

The market is awaiting several details about the vehicle like the size of the battery pack, power, electrical architecture, towing capacity, and crucially, the driving range on a single charge. 

The F-150 BEV is likely to hit production a bit after other popular upcoming electric trucks. This June, shortly prior to the GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 rolls out from the production plant, Rivian’s Launch Edition of the R1T truck would also hit the production line.

This is about the same time as the Tesla Cybertruck, which has a production date of late 2021 at present. In September of 2021, the Lordstown Endurance truck is expected to enter production.

It appears as if, unless anything changes, the Ford F-150 BEV will reach the production line in the end. Does Ford place itself at a disadvantage?

Perhaps, but we can’t overlook the fact that Ford makes the world’s best-selling pick-up truck and is likely to produce a very compelling all-electric truck. It has to be seen if Ford Europe will introduce a Ranger-based EV for that market.

Images Courtesy of Ford Motor Company