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New electric Ford F-150 truck will be with us in 2022

New electric Ford F-150 truck will be with us in 2022

There has been a lot of talk of an all-electric version of Ford’s best-selling truck and the vast majority of it has been rumour. A lot of what we think we know is still speculation but we now know for sure that there will be an electric Ford F-150 and it will be with us in 2022.

We know this because Jim Farley of Ford said as much last Wednesday but he didn’t go into any real detail.

The 2022 release date means the electric F-150 will be behind other electric trucks such as Rivian, Hummer, Tesla’s Cybertruck and others. That shouldn’t be too much of an issue though as the F-150 is so influential in truck sales that it has its own momentum and should easily be able to handle a little competition.

The new F-150 is still slated for a reveal this year. The hybrid F-150 should still make an appearance later this year and the Mach-E should still arrive towards the end of the year but we still have a while to wait until we get the electric F-150.

2020 Ford F-150

The 2020 Ford F-150 included modest updates from the previous model because very little needed to be changed. This year sees more safety tech and more options but otherwise is largely unchanged.

The F-150 is simple but very effective. A squared-off design with sharp angles, simple lines and practical proportions means the truck really can be every truck for everyone. It can be kept as simple as necessary or be specced up to include every modern convenience. It is entirely up to you.

While we are expecting a new model later this year, I think it too will include minimal changes. Why mess with something that works so well?

Engine and drivetrain

The one thing you’re never short of with Ford is choice. You can have a 3.3-litre V6 with 290 hp, a 2.7-litre turbo V6 that delivers 325 hp or a 5.0-litre V8 that delivers 395 hp. Then there’s the 3.5-litre turbocharged V6 with 375 hp, a tweaked 3.5-litre turbo with 450 hp for the Raptor and a diesel V6 with 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque.

All engines are strong in their own right, offer decent power through the range and acceptable gas mileage for a truck.

Thanks to electric power steering and good suspension setup, the truck is a composed ride whether empty or hauling. A capable stability control system helps with trailers to keep things sensible when towing too.

With a range of trims, cab sizes, truck bed configurations and safety tech, you can build a truck that suits your requirements perfectly. Visit Northway Ford Lincoln, 388 King George Road Brantford ON N3S 3N2 to do just that.

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