Ford doesn’t want to build an electric version of the Super Duty pickup?

Ford doesn’t want to build an electric version of the Super Duty pickup?

November 4, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

According to the vice president of Ford, the automaker has no plans in the near future to create an all-electric version of the heavy-duty Super Duty pickups.

With electric pickups on the horizon from Ford, GMC, Lordstown, Tesla, Rivian, and probably this segment is about to become very popular with buyers. As the foreign edition of Motor1.com reports. do not expect that in addition to the electric version of the full-size F-150 pickup, the “blue oval” will present a similar version of the more powerful trucks of the Super Duty series.

“At the moment, we have no plans to produce heavy duty Super Duty trucks powered by electric motors,” said Kumar Galhotra, President of Ford’s Americas and International Markets Group.

And I must say that such a decision makes rational sense. The electric version of the F-150 pickup allows Ford to find out for itself how popular the electric truck market is. Plus, putting all of your investment in building one really good car in a new segment is likely to be better than dividing the capital between the two products.

Current information suggests the F-150 EV will use a twin-engine power plant with over 450 horsepower (336 kilowatts) and batteries that provide a range of at least 482.8 km. The published official teaser (photo above) suggests that this is not just an electric version of the “good old” F-150. Instead, it looks like it will get a completely different front end with a light strip running across the width of the top. More storage space will appear under the hood. The pickup will go on sale in mid-2022.

“Our goal is to create a profitable portfolio of electric vehicles,” Ford Chief Financial Officer John Lawler explained at the same event, according to The Detroit Free Press. “To do this, we need to leverage our strengths and the scale we have. We are very strategic in choosing new models. “

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