The Ford area at the 2019 Canadian International Auto Show was full of different trucks, but none were electric powered. After hearing rumors of a plug-in F-150 model pickup we had to go see for ourselves.
In this video clip, Signature Electric’s Mark Marmer goes in search of an EV truck at the Auto Show:
As you can see when it comes to EV trucks, the question is not if but when.
The Ford F-150 is the most successful pickup truck on the market. For the last 52 years it has been Canada’s best-selling truck. The manufacturing objective is to maximize vehicle capability while improving fuel efficiency, and the best way to meet both is by going electric.
Now, the latest news is that Ford Motor Company has showcased an all-electric F-150 prototype pickup truck in an amazing way. By towing 10 double-decker rail cars over 1000 feet.
Very electrifying. Finally we can see an electric truck that’s powerful enough to carry heavy loads, in this instance over 1.25 million pounds. Plus, the ability to travel far enough for long hauls, with an expected range of 480 kms.
“Ford remains committed to electrification because we believe a consumer shift is on the way, and it’s the right thing to do.”
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The official plans are to make a hybrid truck available to consumers in 2020. Plus, Ford has also announced that it will spend $11.5 billion to produce 40 new hybrid and fully electric vehicles by 2022, including investing $500 million in EV-startup Rivian.
The sun is setting on gas-powered vehicles, and an EV future is on the horizon. The evolution of EVs is extraordinary. Keep your hopes charging. As we wait with excitement for the release of the first electric truck.
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