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Old 08-25-2020, 02:03 PM   #1
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Ford starts construction on new factory for Ford Electric F150.

As per the title. Production 2022. Wonder if it will keep the same form as an ICE F150 or if they'll do something to define it.


https://electrek.co/2020/08/25/ford-...-pickup-truck/

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Old 08-28-2020, 09:07 AM   #2
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I bet this will be a big hit in Calf.!
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Old 08-28-2020, 09:24 AM   #3
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I bet this will be a big hit in Calf.!
I would think it will find a reasonably good market everywhere. Especially for the contractors. Charge at home or the shop etc. That and a quarter of the operating costs and better performance.

Still think they are going to need something that sets it apart from the gasser a bit.
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I wonder how much they'll charge for it? I'm sure it will spark some interest. Currently no MFG is offering an elec truck so it wouldn't shock me if it sells well.
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I wonder how much they'll charge for it? I'm sure it will spark some interest. Currently no MFG is offering an elec truck so it wouldn't shock me if it sells well.
I tend to agree. I think there is a market for a conventional looking truck both in the private sector and the contractor sector. There will be a certain attraction to the Cybertruck by the fleet truck sector just because of the superior lockable storage, power tonneau cover, flat box interior etc. Rivian is a pretty small box although that will appeal to a certain buyer as well. But a nicely trimmed out electric F150 will find a market for sure. The price will be probably a little more than a gasser but it can’t be that much more or won’t compete with the Tesla.

I’m willing to bet that Ford, Rivian and Tesla will all come out with their E trucks within a few months of each other. GM a few years later. Ram doesn’t even have a program yet do they may be planning on leaving the truck market. Who knows.
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I suspect the electric version will be very similar to the gasser. The engineering costs for that go into the design for frame design (crash energy absorption), general road worthiness, along with adding all of the interior creature comforts would be excessive for a significantly different look. Just a few years ago, Ford dropped the Mercury line due primarily to costs involved in the minor differences to the Ford versions.
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I suspect the electric version will be very similar to the gasser. The engineering costs for that go into the design for frame design (crash energy absorption), general road worthiness, along with adding all of the interior creature comforts would be excessive for a significantly different look. Just a few years ago, Ford dropped the Mercury line due primarily to costs involved in the minor differences to the Ford versions.
That makes a lot of sense. Just a matter of getting the drive units and battery modules underneath it.

Wonder if under the hood will be one big lockable tool storage area. No motor under there. Kinda like Teslaís Frunk. (Front trunk).
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But is it flat towable? If not does me no good. With Ford the price will be out of site anyway. Safe travels


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But is it flat towable? If not does me no good. With Ford the price will be out of site anyway. Safe travels


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My guess is no. Seems to me Rivian said theirs would be flat towable but maybe it was Bollinger.

I would think the price would have to be competitive with Tesla Cybertruck or it will fail, and then they will lose market share fast.
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I wonder how much they'll charge for it? I'm sure it will spark some interest. Currently no MFG is offering an elec truck so it wouldn't shock me if it sells well.
I see what you did...
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I see what you did...
Went right over my head...still... . What did he do?
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Went right over my head...still... . What did he do?
charge... spark... shock
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charge... spark... shock
ROTFLMAO . Too funny.
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How much will it weigh and how long will tires last? I am thinking the suspension parts will wear out too.

And can you drive it in the snow and really bitter cold temps. Or in the super hot like Arizona?

I am thinking it might be a nice weather vehicle.
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