Ford F-150 Electric To Be Cheaper To Own Than Gasoline Version

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, Automotive Editor - September 18, 2020

The Ford F-150 Electric has to be one of the most important vehicles from the brand in its nearly 117-year history. Ford has been slow to introduce electric vehicles but is looking to fix the situation with electrified-versions of high-profile vehicles like the Mustang and F-150. With the all-electric F-150 expected to be introduced in the middle of 2022, Ford is eager to draw some attention to the vehicle, having just live-streamed an event where it dropped some more details on the upcoming electric pickup.

The juiciest bit of information from the 30-minute event is that Ford believes that the total cost of ownership of the electric F-150 will be approximately 40% less than a similarly equipped and capable F-150 with an internal combustion engine. Less maintenance, the more affordable pricing of electricity compared to gasoline, and increased vehicle uptime should all play a major role in keeping ownership costs down.

While the electric powertrain will be cheaper to own than an F-150 model with an internal combustion engine throughout the vehicle’s lifetime, the electric pickup is expected to boast impressive figures. Ford claims the dual-motor powertrain will result in the F-150 with the most horsepower and torque in the model’s history. Consumers will also get blistering performance with one of the quickest zero-to-60 mph figures for a pickup.

Ford F-150 Electric

Besides the powertrain and more affordable cost of ownership, the electric F-150 will also have a large front trunk that owners can take advantage of. The enclosed storage space will provide owners with a large area to store items away from the elements, which could be crucial for work duties.

The new details that Ford put out paint the electric F-150 as being a true work vehicle, helping dispel the notion that electric vehicles aren’t as capable, versatile, or usable as vehicles with internal combustion engines.

For shoppers, saying that the electric F-150 is going to be cheaper to own than a model with an internal combustion engine may sound a little misleading, considering that the electric vehicle will probably cost much more than a similarly equipped model with a gas engine. The main thing, though, is to consider all of the extra costs that are associated with vehicles, especially large ones like full-size pickups that require a lot of gas and maintenance. The silver lining is that consumers that can afford the high price of entry will find that the electric F-150 will be more affordable to own over the years than a gas-powered model.

Ford isn’t the only automaker that has plans to unveil its electric F-150 in 2022. General Motors’ is planning to unveil the GMC Hummer on October 20 and have the model go on sale in 2022. That pickup will be the F-150’s most obvious rival. Other electric pickups that will come out around the same time as the F-150 include the Rivian R1T, Tesla Cybertruck, Bollinger B2, Lordstown Endurance, and Nikola Badger.

Based on the little information that we have about all of the electric pickup trucks in the pipeline, Ford’s competition seems like it will be competitive. If the automaker uses the same electric powertrain as the Mustang Mach-E and retains all of the same features and capability as the current F-150, the pickup will certainly be a hit.

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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