Before then, the all-new combustion-powered F-150 will debut on June 25.
We're just a few weeks away from the world debut of the all-new Ford F-150. The Blue Oval automaker has confirmed the redesigned pickup will be unveiled on June 25. We aren't expecting the exterior design to receive any major changes, but leaked photos have shown it will have a revamped, more high-tech interior.
Crucially, the next-generation Ford F-150 will spawn new electrified variants of the popular pickup as part of Ford's massive $11.5 billion investment into electrification technology. These will include a plug-in hybrid version and, eventually, a fully electric Ford F-150 that will rival the Tesla Cybertruck and Rivian R1T.
The electric Ford F-150 was expected to be unveiled sometime in 2021, but we now have a more specific timeline. Speaking during a conference call at the Deutsche Bank 2020 Global Auto Industry Conference, Ford's COO Jim Farley confirmed the all-electric Ford F-150 and Ford Transit van will arrive by mid-2022.
"Within the next 24 months we will have fully electric versions of the world's best-selling truck, the F-150, and the best-selling cargo van...I like our chances against all comers as we go electric," Farley said.
Ford previously confirmed the upcoming fully electric Transit van will go on sale for the 2022 model year and that the electric F-150 will be available in "the next couple of years." Potentially, this new timeline still puts the electric Ford F-150 behind its rivals, however.
Originally, Rivian was planning to put the R1T into production by the end of this year, but has delayed these plans until next year. The Tesla Cybertruck, on the other hand, is slated to enter production in late 2021 and General Motors is preparing to launch the electric Hummer truck by late 2021 . Technical details for the electric F-150 are still unknown, but its instant torque will give it superior towing capabilities. Ford made this clear when it showed an electric F-150 prototype towing freight trains weighing over 1 million pounds.