Ford Leaks Plans for Hybrid, Electric F-150 Trucks

Electric vehicles are coming. And coming and coming and coming. They are not a novelty any more than movies were novelties in 1920, when they had no sound or color.

Ford announced this week, according to various news outlets including Car and Driver, that its fleet of future vehicles will be electrified, most particularly its iconic, best-selling F-150, of which we have tested approximately 15 of. 2019 ford f-150

That said, the all-electric F-150 isn’t coming for several years. Car and Driver says it’s not coming at least until “early next decade.” The hybrid, though, will show its face at the end of the current generation of F-150s.

The electric F-150’s biggest rival as of this writing is Rivian’s R1T – which also has not yet reached production. rivian-r1t

The R1T showed its face at the LA Auto Show late last year, with honchos maintaining the vehicle will have a range of about 400 miles, a tow rating of 11,000 pounds and a payload rating of 1,764 pounds.