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Electric Ford F-150 Prototype Tows One-Million Pounds

Electric Ford F-150 Prototype Tows One-Million Pounds

Ford and other pickup truck manufacturers are not new to towing stunts. Said stunts are usually a means of proving the respective truck’s best-in-class towing figures, but not this time. In a new video from Ford, the company’s own electric F-150 prototype tows over one-million pounds of freight train.

Borrowing the narrative from Chevrolet’s “Real People” commercials, Ford invited a few F-150 owners out to witness this stunt. Once on-site, F-150 Chief Engineer Linda Zhang reveals the fact the F-150 in question is a battery-electric prototype.

Zhang goes on to explain that said electric truck is going to town 10 freight trains, which weight a total of one-million pounds. After successfully completing that stunt, 42 F-150’s are loaded onto the freight trains and then the electric F-150 tows the heavier load.

Of course, Ford did not detail the battery-electric powertrain housed within this prototype. Instead, this marketing stunt is likely Ford’s attempt at getting F-150 buyers acclimated with the idea of having an electrified F-150, of which there’s both a hybrid and pure electric variant coming sometime in the future.





 

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AutoVerdict Senior Editor Nick Saporito began writing about cars at age 13. Nick ran a couple of automotive enthusiast sites for several years, before taking some time off to focus on his career and education. By day he's a marketing executive in the telecom world and by night he hangs out here at AV. You'll find him focusing on tech, design and the industry's future.
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