Tesla Killer? Spy Photos Of First Ford F-150 All-Electric Pickup Emerge

Introduced in 1948, the Ford F-150 has been America's best-selling vehicle for the last 43 years. After seven decades of production, Ford is set to introduce an all-new model for the Ford truck lineup, called F-150 Electric. Details have been limited so far, but new spy pictures from Autoblog show the truck is the "real deal." 

Autoblog snapped a series of pictures of the electric prototype F-150. The blog said:

From a distance, an F-150 is an F-150, an F-150, but this one stands out right away not for what has been added, but rather for what's missing: a tailpipe. Looking closer, we can see a few other telltale elements. For starters, there's that beefy electric drive unit tucked up in front of the under-bed spare. It's much wider than the differential you'd see in a conventional pickup; Ford probably left the spare wheel in place on purpose to help obscure it from view. 

These shots were taken from a distance, so there's not much more to be gleaned from the angles of the undercarriage. The drive unit takes up a pretty large chunk of real estate back there, plus the quality makes it difficult to discern much else. We can see what appear to be conventional leaf shackles on either side. We're not surprised that Ford is likely sticking with a conventional leaf-spring setup back here, as it is likely far too crowded for coils.

Our spy also snagged some photos of the prototype's flanks. There are some angles that could show hints of the truck's battery pack peeking out from under its left side. They're not definitive, but that's where the ICE F-150's fuel tank resides, so it's a logical location. We suspect the pack will be larger than the fuel tank, which means it would probably bleed over to the passenger side as well (where the exhaust is normally routed). 

Autoblog said the new truck could be released as soon as the second half of 2022. Already, Ford's (F) Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle has made a splash among the American consumer. So much so that Morgan Stanley warned, the new all-electric Mustang is taking market share from Tesla (TSLA). 

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William K. 1 month ago Member's comment

Interesting at the photos taken from at least a quarter mile away by a pole-held camera. But the big concerns are capability and cost.If it is called an "F-150" it had better act like an F-150.

We know that Ford engineering can do great things, but what will the marketing weasels make them produce?

And it may be a good value, or not.