As we sit in the midst of 2021, electric vehicles remain a major storyline. Even long-established, legacy automakers (some with over 100 years of experience) have finally wisened up and pivoted toward EVs to remain competitive. In the next couple years, three major automotive brands, old and new, will release three highly anticipated electric trucks. This includes the Tesla Cybertruck, the Ford F-150 Lightning, and GMC’s modern spin on a gas-guzzling behemoth with the Hummer EV.
Ford F-150 Electric Stories August 31, 2021
Ford F-150 Electric Stories May 19, 2021
US President Joe Biden wasn’t the only person to experience the Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck firsthand this week.
On Friday we got our first in-person look at the Ford F-150 Lightning full-sized electric truck, and it was something pretty special. This is the US’s best-selling vehicle of any kind, but electrified and better in almost every way.
While we can’t yet comment on the experience of the drive, we can comment on the specs, which are pretty spectacular. Read on about the most torque ever in an F-150, 300 miles of range, home/worksite power, and why the “lightning” moniker isn’t just about electricity, it’s about supercar quickness.
(Update: CEO Jim Farley said Ford got over 20,000 reservations overnight, 44,500 in the 1st 48 hours)
Ford F-150 Electric Stories May 18, 2021
US President Joe Biden is making the case for his electric vehicle plan today during a visit to a Ford Motor electric vehicle plant in Dearborn, Michigan, this afternoon. It’s ahead of Ford’s big reveal on Wednesday of the all-electric F-150 Lightning pickup truck. He is also likely to make note of the fact that United Auto Workers will build the F-150 Lightning.
Ford F-150 Electric Stories December 22, 2020
Ford has released a new video of winter testing of its upcoming F-150 electric pickup, showing some impressive performance in the snow.
Ford F-150 Electric Stories September 17, 2020
Ford has released today new footage of its F-150 electric pickup prototype testing — showing the truck’s impressive performance.
Ford F-150 Electric Stories August 25, 2020
Ford has started construction on a new factory to build the upcoming electric F-150 pickup truck next to its current pickup factory in Dearborn, Michigan.
Ford F-150 Electric Stories June 10, 2020
Ford is delaying its F-150 electric pickup truck to “mid-2022,” according to new comments from a top executive. expand full story
Ford F-150 Electric Stories March 5, 2020
The Ford F150 Electric 2022 is getting new renders based on some inside info – giving us our best look yet at the upcoming electric pickup truck. expand full story
Ford F-150 Electric Stories December 19, 2019
New patent applications are flowing for upcoming all-electric pickups. The future electric F-150’s front trunk can be accessed without opening the hood. The F-150 will have multiple battery-storage compartments, creating the possibility of individual motors for each wheel. The Rivian RT1’s tailgate has multiple hinges for greater flexibility, and an extra battery pack could be added to its cargo bed. All kinds of possibilities open up when you ditch the engine.
Ford F-150 Electric Stories December 13, 2019
The recently revealed Tesla Cybertruck is running neck-and-neck in popularity with upcoming electric offerings from big-name truck brands GM and Ford, according to a survey from Autolist.
The survey also included Rivian, which is similarly popular. Among people who have never owned a truck, all four brands fared roughly equally. Among current and former truck owners, GM and Ford had an advantage, with Rivian trailing closely and Tesla quite far behind.
Ford F-150 Electric Stories November 4, 2019
Ford renegotiated its union contract last week, coming to a relatively speedy agreement between the automaker and its workers. The agreement includes a detailed breakdown of plant investments, including which cars will be made where.
Of particular note, the list of cars includes two full electric vehicles (F-150 and Transit), two plug-in hybrids (Escape and Lincoln Corsair), and multiple other conventional hybrids. The electric F-150 will be built alongside the standard F-150 in Ford’s main truck plant in Dearborn, Michigan, where Ford also plans to produce batteries for the electric F-150. While the Mach E is not specifically mentioned, “Mustang derivatives” are, and it looks like that car will be built in Flat Rock, Michigan.
Ford F-150 Electric Stories July 23, 2019
Ford is starting to open up about the development of its all-electric F-150 pickup truck and it released a promotional video showing an all-electric prototype towing over 1 million lbs of train carts. expand full story