There has been no shortage of new electric vehicle (EV) announcements lately, especially in the pickup department. The newest announcement will likely have American fans excited, as one classic company plans to remake an EV version of a classic truck.
On Thursday, Ford announced a new all-electric model of the Ford F-150, according to Motor Trend. Construction is already underway for a new Ford plant which will produce and deliver the electric pickup. Deliveries are currently set for mid-2022.
The announcement comes shortly after the announcements of several other new EV trucks, including the GMC Hummer EV which is also set to release in 2022, the Rivian R1T electric truck set for 2021, and Tesla’s Cybertruck which will also release in 2021.
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Along with 2022’s F-150 EV, Ford also has plans to begin delivering a hybrid version of the truck in 2021. The company has also announced an “active drive to assist” feature, which is the same general principle as Tesla’s Autopilot.
Although Ford is pretty late to the EV game, it isn’t alone. Currently, Tesla is the only American-made EV company with an entire line of EVs, and more on the way.
Ford’s new F-150 is likely to be a hit in the American market. However, whether it’s going to keep up with the Tesla Cybertruck or the Rivian R1T is an entirely different question.
Zach is a writer, musician, and EV enthusiast, currently residing in Santa Rosa, Ca. Loves his wife, his cat Banks, and a good cup of coffee.