While the 2021 Ford F-150 is already a game changer with it’s unique features and optional hybrid powertrain. But soon, we will have an electric version that’s even more revolutionary. It’ll start life on the production line alongside the more conventional internal combustion model, but eventually move to the new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center to finish production. This means the electric Ford F-150 will share some components with the regular truck, but still be quite different. This got for the styling too, and thanks to the team over at Top Electric SUV, we have our best look yet at what Ford’s EV pickup will look like.
Ford has already released a shadowy teaser of the electric F-150, and this render brings the design out of the dark. Light bars are the hottest styling trend of recent years, especially in the rear, and Ford is bringing one to the front of the F-150. The light stretches across the front and down the sides of the main headlight unit, accentuating the width of the truck and framing the grille. Just like the regular F-150, the vertical DRLs in the headlights look like they go through the bodywork and into the lower road lights, which are the same as the regular F-150.
The electric F-150’s grille gets a unique treatment as well. The rendering makes it look completely filled in, and that’s no surprise considering EV’s don’t need the airflow of a ICE vehicle. But instead of removing the grille altogether, Ford is giving it a diamond pattern. You can see a bit of it in the teaser, but the rendering brings it to life.
Overall, if this render is as accurate as it looks, the electric Ford F-150 will have a far more squared off design than its gas and diesel counterpart. The front end is all vertical and horizontal lines, squared off with right angles. While we don’t yet have a rendering or teaser of the side view or rear, expect it to be like the front: unmistakably F-150, but unique to the electric version.
While the GMC Hummer EV might have all the hype of the EV pickup market at the moment, it’s a much different proposition to the electric F-150. While Ford promises their electric truck will be the most powerful in the lineup (we’ll have to see how the Raptor feels about that with the rumored Predator V8), it’s not the flagship lifestyle vehicle the Hummer is. Instead, think of it as just another powertrain option in the F-150 lineup, with some styling and features differences. Still, General Motors doesn’t want to leave a gap in the market here, and will soon offer an EV Chevrolet Silverado to compete under the Hummer EV Edition 1’s lofty price tag.