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Would You Have Figured It Would Be Quicker Than The Raptor?

2021 2022 2023 Electric Ford F-150
Image via Ford.

The Ford The F-Series truck franchise alone generates more revenue than McDonalds, Nike, Coca Cola, Visa and Netflix. But if you’ve been paying attention, chances are you already knew that. Chances are you also realize that trucks are an essential part of how high-economic impact projects like buildings, roads, and houses get built. And also a crucial tool on how independent small business owners like electricians and landscapers make a living. These are jobs that cannot be done as efficiently with run-of-the-mill econoboxes. But with both social and political pressures for electrification, Ford Motor Company has committed to both a hybrid F-150 PowerBoost, and also a fully electric Ford F-150. The true name of it has not yet been realized.

Production of the electric Ford F-150 will begin in mid 2022 (pending further delays), but it wasn’t until this morning at the new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center that the American automaker released a few other crucial details about the EV pickup truck.

Electric Ford F-150 Assembly Plant Rouge EV Center
A rendering of the Rouge EV Assembly Center. Image via Ford.

Primarily, Ford disclosed today that the all-electric F-150 will be “the most powerful” F-150 yet, in both measures of horsepower and torque. The electric Ford F-150 will also be the quickest F-Series variant available on the market when it debuts – which means it will even surpass the upcoming Raptor version. It will achieve this with just two electric motors, whereas others are using three- and four-motor setups. Additionally, since there’s no engine under the hood, the front of the electric Ford F-150 will feature a vault-like storage compartment. Similar to that of the Rivian R1T, and Hummer EV. And like the Ford F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid, the electric version will allow workers to plug in their equipment on the job site. Or campsite, if you prefer.

Crucially – and this is important for fleets, thus a major chunk of sales – Ford touts that this electric pickup truck will have lowest expected lifetime total cost of operation among F-Series trucks. But it will be a while before this last claim is put to the test.

Concrete numbers of the Ford F-150 EV, such as payload, towing, 0-60, horsepower and torque, remain classified.

2021 2022 2023 Ford F-150 Electric Vehicle EV
Image via Ford.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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