Ford has plans to make a new electric truck, which it aims to go on sale from 2025, although it remains unclear what the new truck will be.
The report comes from Automotive industry news (through The Verge) and notes that the new electric truck will co-exist with the electric Ford Explorer due in 2024 and the automaker’s other electric vehicles, the Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning. Ford CEO Jim Farley teased the new truck back in April, hinting that the company would build it at the future Blue Oval City campus in Tennessee.
The electric truck will have an all-new nameplate and will not be a redesigned F-150, Farley said. Automotive industry news expanded on speculation surrounding the truck, writing that it could be a “clearly styled full-size pickup under the F-Series umbrella” aimed at retailers, while the F-150 Lightning would focus on commercial sales.
That Ford wants to introduce a new nameplate instead of electrifying an existing product suggests the company is optimistic about its EV plans.
As for the electric Explorer, well Automotive industry news the report reiterated Ford’s plan to start production by the end of 2024 at the company’s Oakville, Ontario plant. Ford scrapped an earlier plan to build the Explorer in Cuautitlan, Mexico, alongside the Mach-E. The Oakville plant built the gas-powered Ford Edge and Lincoln Nautilus, but will be converted to an EV-only plant. Automotive industry news.
The electric Explorer will go on sale from 2025, although supply chain issues and shortages of battery materials could cause delays, as they have in the past.
Finally, it’s worth noting that Farley has previously hinted at making all-electric versions of the Bronco SUV and Maverick compact pickup truck. However, Automotive industry news reports that we’ll probably only see a hybrid Bronco to compete with the Jeep Wrangler 4xe until 2024.
Source: Automotive News Via: The Verge