After the all-new Ford F-150 is revealed June 25, we will see the all-electric version of that truck come to market by mid-2022, said Ford Chief Operating Officer Jim Farley to CNBC in an interview. In addition to the electric Ford F-150, the Blue Oval will also introduce an all electric Transit cargo van to the lineup around the same time. We’ve known there’s an EV pickup coming from Ford, but this is the most detailed timeframe we’ve had yet.
The original timeline for the electric F-150 was 2021, but with the adversity faced from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s no surprise that the truck’s timeline has been affected.
Previously, Bill Ford Jr described this upcoming electric Ford F-150 as a, “watershed moment” for the entire car industry. He also dropped some hints at a few of the features the EV pickup will have. Like the Rivian R1T, the electric F-150 will have unique storage solutions allowed by the EV drivetrain, such as a front trunk. The pickup’s batteries may also come in handy on job sites, where the truck could form a power source. Like all EVs, you can also expect some insane acceleration.
Speaking of those other trucks, Ford will be entering the market alongside a whole new crop of EV pickups. From the established brands, there’s Ford’s electric truck. Then there’s the GMC Hummer. GM is also expected to introduce a battery-powered Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra at some point.
Then there are the startups, unsurprisingly led by the hype-king Tesla Cybertruck. It’s by far the most radical EV truck on the horizon, for better or worse. Joining it will be the Rivian R1T, Bollinger B2, Nikola Badger, and Lordstown Endurance. Being startups, we wouldn’t count our chickens before they hatch with many of these.
In the interview, Farley also spoke about the upcoming launch of the next generation, gas powered Ford F-150. It’s the the brand’s most important launch this year, being the best selling vehicle in America. Farley added that the new truck will have a major focus on technology and productivity. This is evident in leak photos that show a new, larger infotainment screen (expected to be shared with the Ford Bronco), and rumors of an onboard generator option.