Ford has now finally announced that it is going to launch an all-electric version of its most important vehicle program: the F-Series pickup trucks.
Last year, Ford announced plans to “bring 16 battery-electric vehicles to market by 2022” – starting with an all-electric CUV with 300 miles of range.
But the automaker still remained more focused on hybrids than all-electric vehicles.
Its more important vehicle program, the F150 pickup truck, was only supposed to get a hybrid powertrain by 2020, but the landscape has since changed a lot.
Rivian has unveiled what could be a really competitive all-electric pickup truck and Elon Musk has been heavily hyping an upcoming Tesla all-electric pickup.
It made Ford’s hybrid pickup plan a little weak, but now the company is planning to have its own all-electric F-Series truck.
Ford CEO Jim Hackett made the announcement at the Deutsche Bank Global Auto Industry Conference today:
“We are going to electrifying the F-Series with battery electric and hybrid and we are doing the same for Transit. We launched a PHEV version of Transit and that will be on a journey of electrifying Transit globally.”
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