General Motors’ crosstown rival, Ford Motor Company, recently announced that production of the all-new F-150 is now underway, with the first units slated to arrive in dealers in November. Additionally, Ford dropped a few tidbits on the upcoming all-electric Ford F-150, which is set to arrive in mid 2022.
Ford recently made a $700 million investment in its Rouge Complex production facility, which includes construction of the new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center set to build the all-electric F-150.
“The electric F-150, which is undergoing tens of thousands of hours of torture testing and targeting millions of simulated, laboratory and real world test miles, will be more powerful than any F-150 available today and deliver commercial and personal customers the lowest expected lifetime total cost of operation among F-Series trucks,” Ford claims.
Specifically, Ford says the new electric F-150 will provide a 40-percent operational savings over the lifetime of the vehicle when compared to a traditional gas-powered vehicle. What’s more, the Ford F-150 EV will come with dual electric motors, providing more horsepower and torque than any F-150 on the market, as well as the quickest acceleration and big towing capacity to boot.
The all-electric F-150 will also debut new technology, such as mobile power generation, while over-the-air updates will keep the improvements rolling in. Finally, a front trunk will add to the electric Ford F-150’s available cargo room.
General Motors has its own all-electric pickup on the horizon, namely the GMC Hummer EV, which is slated for a reveal on October 20th. Output will range up to a ground-pounding 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 pound-feet of torque, with top trims rocking three electric motors to lay on the juice. Under the skin will be the GM BT1 electric vehicle platform and Ultium battery technology. Production is expected to commence in the fall of 2021.
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