Ford Shows an Electric F-150 Prototype, Is That an Independent Rear Suspension?

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Ford recently published a short promotional video that features the upcoming Ford F-150 All-electric prototype truck. It’s all about winter testing of the F-150 and the Mustang Mach-E prototypes. The clip shows the truck bashing through deep snow and driving on snow-packed or icy surfaces. There is one specific image that catches the eye.

Big thanks to viewer – Steve Amabile – who pointed this out.

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Ford shows what appears to be the rear differential of the F-150 all-electric prototype. It does NOT have a solid axle, but an independent rear suspension setup. It appears to be similar to what can be found underneath the current Ford Expedition. Does it mean that the 2023 Ford F-150 Electric truck will have an IRS setup? We do not know this for sure yet, but this is a strong hint.

Could the video be showing the rear differential of the Mustang Mach-E. This is unlikely since the Mach-E has an aerodynamic underbody tray that covers most mechanical components.

Ford still says to expect the all-electric F-150 trucks in mid-2022 timeframe.

Speaking of electrified Ford trucks, here is the new 2021 F-150 Hybrid on the Ike GauntletTM – the world’s toughest towing test.