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FORD CEO JIM FARLEY CONFIRMS NEXT ELECTRIC TRUCK WILL BE BUILT IN TENNESSEE

The Truck Could Be An Electric Ranger

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During Ford’s Livestream kickoff event to start F-150 Lightning production, CEO Jim Farley mentioned that another electric truck would be on the way. So we can expect a “different” truck coming out of the automaker’s upcoming Tennessee manufacturing facility. This upcoming electric vehicle is likely a Ford Ranger EV, perhaps a Ford Ranger Lightning, based on the product cadence of what’s to come.

Electric Ford Ranger Most Likely Possible

We know that the new electric pickup won’t be a heavy-duty model of the F-Series truck, as Ford has made it clear that there aren’t any immediate plans to build a fully electric F-Series Super Duty any time in the near future. However, we know that Ford Motor Company has teamed up with Volkswagen to assist with fast-tracking the development of an electric version of the Amarok, which will be an architectural twin to the new T6.2 Ford Ranger.

 

A plug-in hybrid version of the new Ford Ranger has already been spotted testing in Europe, which is where the model will initially launch. A Volkswagen executive recently told Australia’s Drive that the company is already looking ahead to an electric Amarok, and that the frame of the T6.2 platform can support a set of battery packs to underpin a full EV. Ford engineers have also confirmed that the updated Ranger platform can accommodate electrification.

This isn’t the first time Farley has hinted at plans for a new battery-electric pickup truck separate from the Ford F-150 Lightning. Last December, it was made clear that this next-generation electric truck would utilize a new platform and, in turn, would be unrelated to the Ford F-150 Lightning. Farley has confirmed they will build this new truck at BlueOval City, a massive, multi-billion complex that’s so big it’s in two states: Tennessee and Kentucky.

Ford Ranger Wildtrak P703 P703N Next-Gen Next-Generation 2023 2024
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Written by Zac Quinn

Zac's love for cars started at a young age, after seeing the popular Eleanor from Gone In 60 Seconds. From there, fascination and enthusiasm blossomed and to this day the Ford Mustang remains a favorite. His first job started out detailing cars, but also provided the opportunity to work on restoration including an 1968 Ford Mustang, Ford Firebird, and a C3 Corvette, though he left that job before further work and experience could be had. From there, he was a detailer at a car dealership before quitting that job to try and finish college.

Much of his free time while studying was spent watching YouTube videos regarding new cars, or off-roading. 4WD247 is a personal favorite channel which rekindled a dying flame in car enthusiasm, now tailored towards trucks and SUVs and the fun that can be had building up an overlanding rig, and going on adventures, though, that chapter remains unwritten for the time being.

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