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I'm really curious how much of this comes from Ford's investment in Rivian. I also wonder if it gives us any indication about how much the R1T can tow when it comes out.

Ford released this video that shows its electric F-150 pulling a million pounds of freight trains and other F-150 trucks. Now this obviously just a stunt as Ford shows in the video "the all-electric F-150 prototype is towing far beyond any production truck’s published capacity in a one-time short event demonstration."

 

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There's a difference between towing and towing safety at a rate you can do thousands of times.
I will take all of this with a grain of salt till we see actual figures and more insight on durability. All we can bank on for now is 15-25% more towing capacity than an ICE engine version.
 

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There's a difference between towing and towing safety at a rate you can do thousands of times.
I will take all of this with a grain of salt till we see actual figures and more insight on durability. All we can bank on for now is 15-25% more towing capacity than an ICE engine version.
We definitely need to take this video lightly and I'm not expecting the electric F-150 to regularly tow anything close to this.

I'm more interested about how much of this electric F-150 is built with Rivian's technology underneath.
 

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For everyone interested in when the Ford F-150 electric will come out, apparently 2021 might be it, as hinted by an executive on Ford's EV team. He didn't specifically say 2021 but this quote sure points to it:

  • "The latest indicator comes from Ted Cannis, Ford's global director for electrification, who said in a recent interview with Automotive News Canada that the electric F-150 will follow the Mach E, a Mustang-inspired electric crossover that is going to be introduced in 2020. The electric truck is supposed to follow "as soon as a year later," which takes us to the 2021 date. All a Ford spokesperson would tell Car and Driver is that the all-electric F-150 will arrive "in a few years" and that we will have to keep waiting for an announcement about specific timing."
more: https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a28947992/electric-ford-f-150-2021-planned/
 
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