- Ford put out a video of a prototype electric F-150 doing winter testing in the snow, drifting and doing donuts.
- The driver of the prototype put the dual electric motors to work as the power was routed to all four wheels.
- The electric F-150 is still a year and a half away, due by mid-2022.
We’re roughly a year and half away from the first battery-electric F-150, and Ford is set on spending that time showing that an electric F-150 can do everything a gas-powered F-150 can do. And now that we have snow on the ground in much of the northern U.S., Ford brought an electric F-150 prototype into a fresh blanket of snow to test it and show what it’s capable of.
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Between long drifts and donuts, the electric F-150 gets quite the workout in the snow—and if it weren’t for the decal on the side of the truck saying otherwise, there wouldn’t be any way to know it wasn’t a gas-powered truck. In the video, the dual electric motors are working hard to route power to every tire, and the driver looks to be pulling all possible power. Ford says that the electric F-150 will produce more horsepower and torque than any other F-150 and also claims it will have the fastest acceleration of any F-150 on the market.
Last year, Ford had the electric F-150 pull a million-pound load, one which contained 42 F-150s in rail cars. Aside from this stunt, Ford hasn’t released much information in the way of specifications, including towing or payload capabilities, the size of the battery, or expected range. As we get closer to the production date of the electric F-150, that information is expected.
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