Ford confirms its plan to build and deliver an all-new all-electric F-150 in “mid-2022”. The truck will be built at the Ford Rouge Center in Dearborn Michigan, next door to where the other F-150 trucks are built. Ford says the company is investing $700 million into the construction of the new facility. The company expects this to create 300 additional jobs at the facility.
Ford also announces that the new 2021 F-150 will start production this month. First customer deliveries of the new trucks are expected to start in November 2020.
Here is the concept rendering of what the new electric vehicle facility will look like.
2022 Ford F-150 Electric
While we still do not have many specifications and details about the all-electric F-150, here are the new pieces of information from Ford that confirm most previous rumors and reports.
- It will be equipped with two electric motors. It will be more powerful than any F-150 currently available. The company says it will results in the fastest truck acceleration and ability to tow heavy trailers. There are no numbers attached to these claims.
- It will offer mobile power generation, much like the 2021 F-150 Hybrid.
- It will offer a “giant” front trunk (aka. frunk). Ford says this will be a lockable and spacious space.
- F-150 Electric will offer a 40% lower total cost of ownership (compared to a combustion engine truck) due to lower maintenance costs.
- F-150 Electric will be over-the-air update capable (like the 2021 F-150).
Will the new electric truck be able to accelerate 0-60 MPH in about 3.0 seconds? This would match the claims by Rivian, Tesla, and GMC Hummer. We don’t know yet.
In case you want to know more. Here is an F-150 Electric patent document that outline the chassis of such a truck. It shows two electric motors: one in the front and another in the back. The battery compartment is “integral to the frame”, meaning the battery compartment is in the center of the vehicle and built into the “skateboard” type frame structure.
There is another Ford F-150 Electric patent that refers to how a front truck would work. It shows a front gate that can swing out or fold down. The compartment is shown to house many lights to illuminate the inside of the frunk and the area around the front of the vehicle.
While we wait for mid-2022 and the reveal of the all-electric F-150. There are potentially two other electrified Ford trucks that are expected in the meantime. The officially revealed 2021 F-150 “PowerBoost” Hybrid, and the rumored new F-150 Raptor hybrid.