Ford unveils one of the first videos of its F-150 electric pickup prototype in the heat of the moment. We discover a damn muscular vehicle that seems to be having fun in the snow. Drifts galore, acceleration in powder snow… Ford’s video is definitely worth the detour!
Who said electric vehicles are less powerful than combustion vehicles? Certainly not Elon Musk who had already shown the performance of his Cybertruck against those of the Ford F-150, one of the most popular pickups in the United States. In a video included in this article, we can see the Cybertruck pull a thermal F-150 that accelerates in the opposite direction.
In the meantime, there was talk of a rematch which ultimately did not take place. But Ford got to work – to better develop an electric version of the F-150. And the least that can be said is that the images provided by Ford breathe muscle and testosterone:
You can see the vehicle’s pretty incredible performance in the snow. Which is not really surprising: the advantage of this type of vehicle over thermal versions is that it is possible to attach electric motors directly to the wheels. What necessarily makes the whole more stable in all conditions. However, we do not yet know the technical details around this new vehicle.
We will therefore not know whether Ford has opted for a double or a quadruple electric motor. Fortunately, we should learn more quickly. Ford has indeed confirmed the launch of a production vehicle based on this prototype.. While specifying that the pickup would go into production at the mid 2022. This would allow the American manufacturer not to be too late as the electric Tesla Cybertruck and GMC Hummer arrive by the end of 2021.
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This isn’t the first time Ford has shown us a beefy video of its electric F-150. No doubt a little stung by the performance of Tesla, Ford had shown us its prototype electric F-150 pulling a train of 10 double wagons (over 450 tonnes on rail). You can see the full technical feat in the video below: