The upcoming 2022 Ford F-150 Electric should arrive at some point next year. Before that, regular F-150 with a gasoline-hybrid combination will arrive first. Hybrid is just a beginning, but the peak is the 2022 all-electric model. It is a pure battery-electric powertrain that could arrive under the “EVerglade” name. On the other hand, simple F-150 Electric is a more likely option.
A new pickup truck has been spied a couple of months ago. Moreover, the Blue Oval manufacturer released a teaser image. F-150 Electric could easily become a brand’s best-selling model in the future. Here’s everything you need to know about Ford’s brand-new pickup truck.
2022 Ford F-150 Electric Design and Architecture
Rivian will have a great impact on the new 2022 Ford F-150 Electric. We are not talking about the design but the vehicle’s platform. It is the modified architecture that underpins the regular F-150 model. The frame will be changed so the platform can accommodate different battery sizes. In order to do that, Ford will have to restyle some parts. For a start, the front end will be different, and the pickup truck will feature better aerodynamics. We think of a closed-off grille with a restyled front fascia.
This change will result in a better approach angle, and Ford will deliver new side skirts, new wheels, and tires. Newest spy shots are also available. However, the prototype does not significantly departs from the regular F-150 truck. The exception is a higher ride and a place for the plugin. A higher ride is the proof we needed as the electric version needs more ground clearance to accommodate batteries.
The latest reports are saying that the Chevrolet will heavily upgrade its pickups and trucks. That includes significant interior improvements. For that reason, the 2022 Ford F-150 Electric will also gain a lot of high-tech features. Tech dominance is important nowadays, and Blue Oval plans to offer the best and most modern pickup truck. For a start, a new touchscreen with larger dimensions is sure to happen.
According to Ford, this unit will be at least 50% larger than the current display. The manufacturer will also deliver a more upright cabin, and the comfort will be improved as well. The customers should expect more driver-assistance aids, and some of the physical buttons will be removed. Unfortunately, we can’t say how the cabin design will look like.
2022 Ford F-150 Electric Engine
The forthcoming 2022 Ford F-150 Electric will use a battery-electric powertrain. While exact specs are not available yet, F-150 EV will continue the truck’s tradition of towing and hauling heavy loads. Interestingly, Ford released a picture showing F-150 EV pulling a train full of other F-150 trucks. Of course, the new all-electric version won’t be able to tow a million pounds. However, we expect at least 12,000 pounds of towing capacity.
Ford will deliver motors at each axle, and the minimum driving range will be estimated at around 200 miles on a full charge. Ford will surely offer larger battery packs so upper trim levels will arrive with a significantly better driving range. As we said, Rivian will have a great impact on the arriving pickup truck. Whatsoever, Rivian R1T pickup will reportedly arrive with a 400 miles of driving range and a large 180-kWh battery pack.
Price and Release Date
New 2022 Ford F-150 Electric could arrive as the “EVerglade” nameplate. One of the biggest rivals is Tesla Cybertruck. According to Tesla, its model will start at $49,000. That means Ford will sell its new F-150 EV at around the same price. The sales will start at some point in 2021, most likely in the second half of the year.