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F150 EV Pulls 1 million pounds

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It’s a secret to no one that Ford is developing an all-electric version of America’s best-selling vehicle, the F-150. We’ve seen spy photos of two prototypes testing on public roads and today we can get the first glimpse of the electric truck’s actual capability. The Blue Oval automaker has released a demonstrational video, showing a pre-production F-150 EV test car towing more than one million pounds.

No, there isn’t a typo in the text above. For the clip, Ford has lined up 10 double-decker rail cars loaded with no less than 42 examples of the 2019 F-150. The total weight of the composition is way over one million pounds, which equals to approximately 453,592 kilograms or 453.5 tons. In the video above, the demonstration is performed with Linda Zhang, chief engineer of the Ford F-150, behind the wheel of the prototype.

“Ford has confirmed it will bring an all-electric F-150 to market,” the company explains. “This will be in addition to the all-new F-150 Hybrid that goes on sale next year. Both electrified models will have the toughness, capability, and innovation that F-150 customers have come to expect.”

Needless to say, Ford mentions the all-electric truck is towing “far beyond any production truck’s published capacity” and you should “never tow beyond a vehicle’s towing capacities.”

But what’s under the hood, you ask? Unfortunately, we can’t tell anything specific at this point. The prototypes from earlier this year featured battery packs installed underneath the cabin and a charging port integrated into the front bumper. Whether that’s the final layout and what’s hiding underneath the skin is completely unknown yet.

In January this year, Ford announced it’s already working on the all-electric F-150 through the voice of its President of Global Markets, Jim Farley. While the release date is also a mystery, the manufacturer promises “the all-electric Ford F-150 is coming” and we suspect we won’t see it until late next year or even 2021.

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Looks like the F-150 will generate more revenue for Ford in California...




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Looks like the F-150 will generate more revenue for Ford in California...




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...I am happy to see Ford beginning to push EV as an answer to truck guys. Stereotype or not, a lot of truck guys think EVs are “gay.” The truth is, electric motors are awesome for pulling things. These kinds of ads from Ford will help EVs in general lose their image as being for mincing tree-huggers and push the truth that EVs represent an upgrade in performance and capability. The days of coal rolling are coming to a close. Kudos, Ford. I knew you were on the right track (pun intended).
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Re: F150 EV Pulls 1 million pounds

Correction, the BEV truck pulled 1.25 Million pounds.




DEARBORN – As America’s truck leader, Ford prefers its actions to speak louder than words. In a demonstration of its extraordinary capability, an all-electric F-150 prototype recently towed 10 double-decker rail cars and 42 F-150s (in recognition of 42 years of Ford truck leadership) weighing more than 1 million pounds.

Linda Zhang, F-150 chief program engineer, was behind the wheel, working to demonstrate the instantaneous torque delivered by an electric motor in combination with the truck’s high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy body. Five F-150 owners also were on hand to witness the all-electric F-150 prototype move the massive collection of train cars 1,000 feet to the finish line.

“Nothing makes a bigger statement than being America’s best-selling pickup for the last 42 years,” said Zhang. “The all-electric F-150 will continue to have the toughness, capability and innovation F-150 customers have come to expect. We wouldn’t build an all-electric F-150 if it wasn’t Built Ford Tough.”

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Zhang, a 23-year Ford veteran, is leading the F-150 program at a transformative time as the company prepares to bring more electrified powertrains into its lineup. Zhang, who assumed the role last year, sees it as just the latest in a long history of advances for Ford’s venerable pickup truck.

“F-150 has always been a leader,” she said. “We’ve led on EcoBoost engines and aluminum alloy bodies. This all-electric F-150 prototype is the latest in a long line of Built Ford Tough innovations for our customers. I’m really excited I’m able to lead and be part of our incredible team, but it’s part of our normal growth strategy to better serve truck customers.”

Zhang has worked in other departments throughout the company including finance, corporate strategy and manufacturing. Most recently, she was part of the product team behind the all-new 2020 Ford Explorer. That varied experience puts her in a unique position to lead.

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Re: F150 EV Pulls 1 million pounds

So when you think about what Ford has learned through decades of truck leadership, countless development hours and testing, you start to wonder how the BEV truck competition will even keep up. Far more to trucks than sensors and software and apps.

Who remembers when Nissan and Toyota, both with many years of truck experience, decided to compete with full sized truck entries, and automotive forums were ablaze with chants about the Japanese eating Detroit's lunch.


How did that work out for the haters.
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.... The days of coal rolling are coming to a close. Kudos, Ford. I knew you were on the right track (pun intended).
Not quite, there's still pollution in the production of electricity and the disposal of old batteries. But I get the gist of what you're saying.
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Not quite, there's still pollution in the production of electricity and the disposal of old batteries. But I get the gist of what you're saying.

...and maybe the pollution that come from the batteries production is greater than expected. The EVs only move the CO2 production outside the cities.

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...I am happy to see Ford beginning to push EV as an answer to truck guys. Stereotype or not, a lot of truck guys think EVs are “gay.” The truth is, electric motors are awesome for pulling things. These kinds of ads from Ford will help EVs in general lose their image as being for mincing tree-huggers and push the truth that EVs represent an upgrade in performance and capability. The days of coal rolling are coming to a close. Kudos, Ford. I knew you were on the right track (pun intended).
I take a different view,
A lot of truck guy think that EVs are impractical, (not gay) simply
because they see no real support infrastructure for them and that makes them seem non-viable. As we've seen, that can all change in a short period of time now that there's a growing charging network. Give truck guys a proper BEV truck and they will give it a try, those attitudes already have changed big time over the last five years.

but before all of that, Ford's use of hybrids is about to expand big
time with hybrid Explorer in civilian and PI versions, hybrid Escape
coming and will build on what was done with Fusion, getting those
owners used to electrification.

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We are only months away from the hybrid F150. Sales of it will weigh heavily on price and value to customer. Ford could package it with a bias for FE, using the same drivetrain as the Explorer hybrid.....or they could package it more for capability using the turbo 3.5L. Or offer both, which is more likely. Customers will benefit from what will no doubt be class leading metrics.


Ford seems to have everyone covered in their planning. Of course there will surely be those who only measure success in comparing who sells more BEV's. Idiocy is a choice, afterall.

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.... The days of coal rolling are coming to a close. Kudos, Ford. I knew you were on the right track (pun intended).
Not quite, there's still pollution in the production of electricity and the disposal of old batteries. But I get the gist of what you're saying.[IMG class=inlineimg]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]
..,my power provider is closing two more coal plants in a couple years. Coal will have gone from almost 60% of their production mix in 2007 to around 20% in 2023. That’s why EVs are important. A gas car is as clean as it will ever be when it leaves the lot. An EV is as clean as you want it to be (like, if decide to put in your own solar). And, fortunately for me, one of the ones they are closing is 5mi from my house.

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