Electrification of the most iconic pickup truck in the world is a certain thing and it will come very soon. It’s no secret that the first form of electrification is already on the way. Of course, we are talking about the Hybrid model, which will come based on a V6 engine and a 35-kWh electric motor. However, the real thing will happen a little bit later, with the 2021 Ford F-150 Electric Truck. This model could arrive already in the next year and despite that the company still keeps most of the details as secret, we can predict some of the design solutions.
Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is the drivetrain and things are relatively is to predict in this aspect. On the other side, we have no doubt that the new truck will be pretty close to the internal-combustion version in all aspects, as that certainly means a great starting position. Still, keep in mind that we are still waiting for more precise details from the officials, so take the following paragraphs with a slight dose of the reserve.
2021 Ford F-150 Electric Truck Drivetrain
The most interesting part of the new 2021 Ford F-150 Electric Truck will certainly be the drivetrain. At this point, the company still keeps details as secret, but there is one thing you should definitely consider. That would be the fact that the Blue Oval company has invested a lot of money in the start-up company called Rivian, and its first EV pickup truck is almost ready to hit the market. We have no doubt that the 2021 Ford F-150 Electric Truck will feature the same or very similar specs.
That means we could easily see the same version with an impressive 788 horsepower, which comes with two electric motors and a large 180-kWh battery pack. Still, this setup will probably remain reserved for range-topping versions. The lower-grade model will be available with smaller batteries, with 105 or 135 kWh. So, we can talk about the max range that goes from 230 to 400+ miles, roughly. The most capable version will be able to hit 60 mph in just 3 seconds, while the max towing capacity should go up to 12.000 pounds, which is pretty much on par with conventional full-size pickup trucks.
2021 Ford F-150 Electric Truck Design
In terms of base design characteristics, there is no doubt that the 2021 Ford F-150 Electric Truck will share a lot of things with the Rivian R1T. However, we have no doubt that Ford will tend to do two things. The first one is the styling, which will most likely closely resemble the standard gasoline model. Simply, that’s the best way to ensure a good starting position, which is critical for the future of this model. We count on the same overall look, while the biggest difference will be at the front end, which will accentuate the model’s all-electric character.
The second thing the Blue Oval company will aim at is a competitive price. Therefore, we don’t expect the cabin that will look as upscale as in the R1T. We presume the dashboard will look largely the same as on standard F-150 models, with similar materials and tech features. Still, the chassis will be different, so we may see more space, especially in terms of legroom. Speaking of the interior space, the F-150 Electric Truck probably won’t be available in a variety of cab and bed configurations. More precisely, we believe that the electric model will come in a crew cab version only.
2021 Ford F-150 Electric Truck Release Date and Price
The 2021 Ford F-150 Electric Truck could arrive already in the next year. We presume that base models will go between 40.000 and 50.000 dollars, though the price details are still to come.