VIDEO: Battery-powered Ford F-150 towing 450 metric tons’ worth of goods
Ford is teasing us with another video showcasing the capabilities of its all-electric F-150 pickup truck. The car is shown hauling 10 freight train cars loaded with over 450 metric tons (500 U.S. tons) of goods.
First off, the company tests the EV on empty dual-decker freight cars. The F-150 has no trouble whatsoever getting the train moving. Next, all cars get loaded with regular, gasoline-burning Ford F-150s (42 total). The truck struggles, but eventually manages to get the train going.
Media learned earlier this year that Ford was developing an environment-friendly version of its F-150 model. The technical specs remain secret, and the premiere won’t likely happen until 2020, when the regular F-150 should go into the next generation and get an optional hybrid powertrain.
Editor Andrew Raspopov