Ford has dominated the pickup truck segment since the last of the dinosaurs went extinct, give or take a couple of years. From the tried and true F-150 to the mondo F-550 Super Duties, this line has dominated sales. Consumer Reports put out a list of the coming wave of electric trucks, and the 2023 F-150 EV is front and center, even though we don’t know much about this future classic.
Is there going to be a 2023 Ford-F-150 EV?
Although there is still very little information about the upcoming F-150 EV, Consumer Reports sees the writing on the wall and can safely assume the most modern version of America’s favorite truck will likely be a winner. We should see the mysterious electric truck hit lots around mid-2022.
What are the Ford F-150 EV specs
Ford has been slow to release much about this next-generation EV. Last year during an ad campaign for the 2021 F-150, some Ford Executives gave us a few details about the upcoming electric F-150.
First, they mentioned that it would have more power, torque, and faster acceleration than any other F-150 on the market. This is exciting, of course, but at this point, we should all come to expect the massive torque and power boost from EVs. There is also going to be a massive frunk space in front where the engine would typically live. If you are familiar with the size of a normal F-150 engine compartment, you know this means a truly huge new storage space.
Why are electric trucks taking so long to come out?
Electric power has been limited to cars for a while now, but recent advances in battery output and affordability make it possible to put electric powertrains into heavier vehicles. Jake Fisher, head of auto testing at Consumer Reports, says, “With the effortless power of silent and efficient electric motors, EVs are already starting to dominate the sports car and luxury vehicle markets.” Fisher goes on to say, “SUVs and pickups are a logical next step, as EVs can slash gasoline use while providing the torque and power that consumers want.”
Will the F-150 EV be tough enough to work?
According to Car and Driver, Ford people said that the F-150 EV will save owners money over the long run due to the decreased amount of maintenance and upkeep. Not only do electric trucks not need to have oil changes, and the number of moving parts is heavily diminished, but it also doesn’t need gas. Gas mileage is a killer in most trucks. The need for large vehicles and lots of power and torque has always come with low gas mileage tax until now.
The name alone carries an enormous amount of weight for many truck buyers. Having an F-150 means something to truck people. Unlike most other segments, pickup trucks garner a lot of brand loyalty from their customers. This is a big part of why Consumer Reports feels like the F-150 EV has a lot of potential to be a popular electric truck for potential customers to keep their eyes on.