Ford teased its honest all-electric F-150 pick-up yet once more Thursday throughout the launching of its 2022 E-Transit electrical business van. Showing up along with the abovementioned van and also Ford’s Mustang Mach-E electrical crossover, the F-150 model mean simply exactly how close Ford is to pressing right into complete electrification of its core design, and also this time around it’s showing off hostile rubber and also a few other off-road rewards.
The intro photo does not actually reveal us anything we do not currently recognize; as a matter of fact, we have actually seen an extremely comparable model formerly. This one is significantly missing out on the aero-friendly front air dam, which has actually been notably changed by a skid plate. It’s putting on some bumpy BFG all-terrain tires. Incorporated, these lead us to think that Ford is meaning the all-electric F-150 being supplied with some off-road accoutrements. While the wise cash would certainly get on an FX4-like plan, there’s constantly the opportunity that Ford will certainly provide the electrical F-150 the complete Trembling therapy.
Besides that, there’s actually absolutely nothing brand-new to gain from this intro. That claimed, the launch of the E-Transit does provide us some mean what Ford has in shop for its amazed energy automobiles. Like the 2021 F-150, which is currently in manufacturing, the E-Transit can be outfitted with Ford’s brand-new Pro Power Onboard accessory power system, which leads us to think that the all-electric F-150 will certainly additionally be supplied with that said attribute. There’s a catch. On the E-Transit, it is restricted to simply 2.4 kW (vs. 7.2 kW max for the F-150 PowerBoost) and also without the crossbreed’s integrated fuel generator attribute, it will certainly not use almost as much uptime.
Simply today, we discovered that the crossbreed F-150 has actually been EPA-rated at 24 mpg integrated … and also in the city … and also on the freeway. That makes it equally as well-rounded reliable as the F-150 diesel, though the last prices worse around (21 mpg) however much better on the freeway (29 mpg). The diesel isn’t as effective, though, making 250 horse power and also 440 pound-feet of torque. We anticipate the all-electric F-150 will certainly use both even more power and also torque than the diesel and also possibly also the crossbreed, though that continues to be to be seen.
With the arrival of E-Transit, we additionally recognize what Ford’s sturdy electrical motors can. The single-motor van creates 266 horse power and also 317 pound-feet of torque. It stands to factor that the F-150 will certainly be supplied in both solitary- and also dual-motor variations; the last would efficiently amount a 4×4 gasoline/diesel design. Cautiously, such an arrangement might in theory generate greater than 500 hp and also 600 lb-ft of torque, which definitely would not be horrendous for a higher-end F-150, specifically when you take into consideration that the PowerBoost crossbreed makes 430 hp and also 570 lb-ft.
The most significant staying wild card is variety. The E-Transit’s 67- kilowatt-hour battery pack returns 126 miles of complete variety, which is most likely lots for metropolitan shipment applications, however that’s merely not mosting likely to pass muster for pick-up purchasers. With Ford asserting to be on-track to provide the electrical F-150 by 2022, we need to envision it will not be long up until we see concrete numbers.