Ford revealed that it will release all-electric and hybrid versions of its best-selling F-series and Super Duty pickup truck lineup. Ford president Jim Farley told analysts in Detroit that the move was intended to “future-proof that global juggernaut of commercial vehicles.”
It’s part of Ford’s greater move to electrify its fleet — according to Reuters, it’s planning to spend $11 billion by 2022 on EV investments and add 40 hybrid and electric vehicles to its lineup. The company also announced it will partner with German automaker VW to release future EVs, and other autonomous vehicles yesterday.
It may have massive reach in the auto industry, but Ford isn’t alone in wanting to release an electric truck. For one, there’s Elon Musk’s passion project: Tesla’s “straight out of Blade Runner” pickup truck.
But then again, Ford doesn’t know when their battery-powered F-150 will hit the road either — officials didn’t offer a timeline. The hybrid version, though, will launch in 2020.
Reference- Reuters, Futurism, Business Insider