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    Default Watch a Ford F-150 electric prototype tow 10 train cars



    In 2017, Ford announced that it would sell an all-electric version of its best-selling F-150 pickup truck, the vehicle which has outsold every other model car, truck, and SUV in North America, for 42 straight years.

    It plans to start selling a hybrid version in 2020, and as a way to start priming the pump (or plug, as it were) for a vehicle that will no doubt be a very big deal, the company released a video Tuesday demonstrating the electric truckís remarkable towing capacity.

    This special version of the truck was hitched to the front train car. Then Linda Zhang, chief engineer for all things F-150, hit the throttle, and the all-electric Ford F-150 towed a 1.25-million-pound train.

    Last year, CEO Jim Hackett announced the Detroit giant will invest $11 billion in EVs by 2023, with plans to roll out 24 hybrids and 16 pure electrics by 2022. Donít be surprised if this truckís among those sweet 16, even if it arrives on dealer lots in limited numbers.

    An electric pickup truck makes sense, says Karl Brauer, an analyst with Kelley Blue Book. Pickups are Fordís biggest sellers, in profits as well as volume (it moved nearly 1 million F-Series trucks in 2018), and can better absorb the added cost and weight of a battery than a car like the Focus. EVs produce prodigious torque, which accounts for the whole pulling-a-train thing. Trucks that run set routes (say between construction sites) can better handle limited range. And if Ford wants to show itís serious about preparing for an electric futureówhich investors may well want to see, Brauer saysóit has to bring batteries to the core of its business.

    Ford recently announced it was teaming up with Volkswagen on electric and autonomous vehicles. VW is investing $2.6 billion on Fordís AV effort, and Ford will gain access to the German giantís electric vehicle MEB platform, which the Blue Oval says it will use to design and build at least one high-volume fully electric vehicle in Europe starting in 2023.

    Also previously, Ford said it would invest $500 million investment in EV startup Rivian, and it will build an electric vehicle using Rivianís tech. The new vehicle wonít affect the electric F-150 and Mustang-inspired crossover, though.



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    Default Re: Watch a Ford F-150 electric prototype tow 10 train cars

    I don’t like these hype videos. Just build me a electric car or truck for under 50k as fast as a Tesla p100d. I’ll but it the day it comes out. Haha

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    Default Re: Watch a Ford F-150 electric prototype tow 10 train cars

    Why is she wearing safety glasses?
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    Default Re: Watch a Ford F-150 electric prototype tow 10 train cars

    Quote Originally Posted by CGDoig View Post
    Why is she wearing safety glasses?
    Because of all the electrics...
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    Default Re: Watch a Ford F-150 electric prototype tow 10 train cars

    Quote Originally Posted by Canadian Turbo View Post
    Because of all the electrics...
    lol adding arc flash and explosion hazards into the mix!
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