We know that Ford has been preparing an electric version of its F-150 since January 2019. Within two years, communication around the model has been fueled by several promotional videos, and the latest one was released this week. .
As you can see in the following excerpt, Ford has carried out winter tests on its 100% electric pickup. The opportunity to see how it develops without any problems on a snow-covered track, with the two electric motors present on the two axles developing full traction.
Curious like that # FordF150 BEV prototype piled up in the snow?
See for yourself. pic.twitter.com/YAN7nTL7pk
– Ford Trucks (@FordTrucks) December 21, 2020
Ford continues to show its prototype, which is still underneath the body of the classic thermal F-150 (the best-selling pickup and car model in the US). Despite everything, it is still not possible to find out more about the release date. According to the manufacturer in January 2019, the electric pickup was expected “before 2022”. However, earlier this year production was postponed to exactly 2022.
One of its rivals, the Tesla Cybertruck, is also expected for these dates. Tesla’s first pickup is expected to be marketed in the US before rolling out to other European countries. It was announced locally for 2021, but it could also be delayed if Tesla wants to focus on producing its Model 3 and Model Y, or even a new version of the Model S.
In July 2019, another advertising campaign had shown that the electric Ford F-150 prototype deducted the sum of 42 copies from its thermal cousin. A real feat of strength for a pickup truck that pulled more than 500 tons and a towing capacity that exceeded it “That of all other standard pickups on the market”, announced the brand in a press release.