With all of the teasers that have surrounded electric trucks like the GMC Hummer, Tesla Cybertruck, and Rivian R1T, it was only going to be a matter of time before the Blue Oval got in on the fun. While the electric Ford F-150 isn’t slated to arrive until mid-2022, Ford has decided to give us a few new images and clips of the battery-powered pickup. One may even give us a hint as to how the truck will look.
We’ll start with the new front fascia teaser, as this is the first time we’ve seen this design from Ford. MC&T reported that the electric Ford F-150 will begin the production process alongside the standard truck, before it is sent to the new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center. While this suggests that the trucks will share some key hard points and components, it doesn’t mean that they have to look the same. As demonstrated by this new image from Ford, the electric F-150 will follow the EV trend of having massive LED lighting elements across the front. While it’s not a great view, we like what we are seeing this far.
We’re going to have to wait a bit longer to see the electric Ford F-150 in the metal, but that doesn’t mean we have to wait to see it on the move. Ford has just released a new video highlighting their EV prototype undergoing some serious testing. The company has been clear that they plan on building a truck for actually truck buyers, not those who are chasing the EV trend. As a result, the Blue Oval is promising that the battery-powered pickup will be the most powerful in the lineup, without sacrificing huge amounts of towing capacity.
As construction wraps up at the new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center, we’re sure to get more information about Ford’s EV ventures. In the meantime, the 2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost will have to give buyers their electricity fix. Based on what we’ve seen that truck do to a Ram 1500, it might just convert some traditional buyers as well.