An all-electric Ford F-150 is said to arrive within 24 months from now, along with an all-electric version of the Ford Transit van. A recent report via CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” quotes Ford COO, Jim Farley, says just that. Ford’s electric pickup truck and full-size van are expected to be available “within 24 months” or “by mid-2022”.
Ford F-150 Electric
Several months ago Ford showed an F-150 electric prototype pull a 1-million+ pound train down the tracks. You can see our take on this in the video below. While the truck did not really have to be all-electric to be able to pull a train like this on steel tracks – it nonetheless shows that Ford is serious about an electric version of their best-selling vehicle.
There is a lot of excitement and upcoming competition in this space. General Motors is expected to have a GMC Hummer EV truck available by late 2021. Rivian is expected to have their R1T EV truck on sale in early 2021. Several other companies, such as Nikola, Lordstown, Bollinger, and Atlis are also promising production trucks within the same timeframe.
Naturally, we can discuss and speculate about these all-electric trucks, but none of them are currently on sale. We need to wait and see how this shakes out.
We still have to wait approximately two years for an all-electric Ford truck, the new and redesigned 2021 Ford F-150 is due to be unveiled on June 25th, 2020. Another big news for the 2021 F-150 is the availability of a gas/electric hybrid.