(DEARBORN, Mich. - July 23, 2019) - Earlier this year, Ford confirmed it will bring an all-electric F-150 to market. 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 smartness that F-150 customers have come to expect.
Linda Zhang, F-150 All-Electric’s Chief Engineer, tested the capability of the F-150 All-Electric prototype by towing 10 double-decker rail cars and 42 2019-model year F-150s, weighing more than 1 million pounds and the length of three football fields.
Full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXFHgoon7lg
In April, Ford announced a $500 million investment in Rivian. As part of that Ford will develop an all-new, next-generation battery electric vehicle for Ford’s growing EV portfolio using Rivian’s skateboard platform.
On July 12, Ford announced an alliance with VW that means using Volkswagen’s electric vehicle architecture and Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB) to design and build at least one high-volume fully electric vehicle in Europe for European customers starting in 2023, more efficiently advancing the promise to deliver expressive passenger cars while taking advantage of Volkswagen’s scale.
This is all part of Ford’s more than $11.5 billion investment in electric vehicles worldwide – and supports Ford’s commitment to giving its customers a broad range of electric vehicles including an all-new Mustang-inspired fully electric performance utility coming in late 2020. It is the first of seven electric vehicles coming by 2022 as part of Ford’s global electric vehicle investment.