It was back in 2017 when Ford first announced that it would make an all-electric version of its very popular F-150 pickup truck. Since this is a workhorse and its customers may have apprehensions about the all-electric version’s performance, Ford today offered a tease of its performance by showing that the all-electric version will be capable of pulling a train with more than a million pounds of weight on it.
Ford will first be selling a hybrid version of the best-selling F-150 next year before an all-electric version hits the market. It will eventually arrive and the company wants to ensure its customers that the all-electric version will be more than capable of getting them through their day.
The teaser video shows a prototype of its electric truck pulling 10 double decker rail cars over 1,000 feet. The car does that once when the rail cars are empty and a second them with they’re loaded with 42 gasoline-powered F-150 trucks. The total weight involved in this stunt was 1.25 million pounds.
Ford claims that this is “far beyond any production truck’s published capacity” but also adds that this stunt was a “one-time short event demonstration.” The car manufacturer has yet to confirm additional details about the all-electric version of its popular truck.