FORD’S ELECTRIC VISION
It’s begun! The electric revolution is underway, and Ford has taken the lead in offering vehicles that meet the demands of the most demanding drivers. And this is just the beginning!
In the coming months and years, Ford will continue to develop zero-emission vehicles. Our company will invest up to $50 billion and transform its plants, including the one in Oakville, Ontario, to build electric vehicles.
But we didn’t wait to start the revolution; we already have a range of exciting and spectacular vehicles.
The first 100% electric full-size pickup truck on the market is coming. Inspired by the success and design of the Ford F-150, the Lightning is a truck with uncompromising work capabilities and an impressive range.
All F-150 Lightning models come standard with dual electric motors and all-wheel-drive. With the standard range battery, the combined engines produce 426-horsepower, but increases to 563-horsepower with the extended range battery. Maximum torque is an impressive 775-pound-feet in any configuration.
Depending on the version, the Lightning’s range will be between 375 and 515 kilometers, exceeding expectations; this is all thanks to 98 kWh or 131 kWh batteries. Recharging from 15 to 80% takes 41 minutes at a Level 3 fast-charging station. That’s an additional 87 kilometers in 10 minutes.
As for the working capacities, they are unequivocal. The official maximum towing capacity of the production model is 10,000 pounds. As for the payload capacity, it can go up to 2,000 pounds for the standard models and up to 1,800 pounds for the extended-range model.
When it comes to comfort, the Lightning leaves no room for doubt: comfortable, heated seats, a 15-inch screen and SYNC4 integration, and the latest generation of the infotainment system are standard. The Blue Cruise semi-autonomous driving assistance system is also standard.
Ford Mustang Mach-E
It’s distinctive athletic SUV silhouette and aesthetic nods to the Mustang name are eye-catching at first glance.
Its multitude of versions each brings its own set of benefits and features. The Mustang Mach-E will be available in a regular 75.7 kWh lithium-ion battery version and a long-range 98.8 kWh battery version.
The base power is 266-horsepower, 290-horsepower for the California Route 1 and 459-horsepower in the GT version. In terms of range, the Select and Premium versions with a regular battery have a range of 370 km and 483 km with the long-range batteries. The all-wheel-drive system reduces the range by about 50 km.
The interior is striking! Of course, a gigantic control screen has been installed in the middle of the dashboard, reminiscent of some tablet computers. We also appreciate the unique-looking dashboard, with a smaller screen directly in front of the driver.
But it’s the driving experience that makes the Mach-E so different. Designed by the same people who developed the Mustang, the Mach-E drives more like a car than an SUV. The presence of an electric motor makes it quick, and the abundance of on-board technology (it would take a whole page to define it, there’s so much of it) still allows for a more challenging road presence. The long wheelbase ensures excellent comfort, and the low center of gravity provides the desired stability.
Here, Ford targets entrepreneurs who want an efficient, high-performance vehicle with a fully electric engine. This mid-size commercial van offers over 200 kilometers of electric range. This is, in our opinion, the ideal range for this type of vehicle with a mainly urban profile.
By plugging the vehicle into a fast-charging-station, the E-Transit will be able to recover almost 50 kilometers of range in only 10 minutes. The battery density is 67 kWh.
In terms of power, the E-Transit gets a 266-horsepower engine and 317-pound-feet of torque. This promises a delivery vehicle that is fun to drive and capable of running smoothly even when loaded with gear.
These are just the first Ford electric vehicles. To complete the picture, add the small Ford Maverick truck offered in a hybrid version, as well as the Ford Explorer and the F-150 PowerBoost. You can also add the Ford Escape Hybrid and its PHEV version, a plug-in-hybrid that provides some 50 kilometers of power.
Ford has definitely taken the elctric turn, but this is just the beginning. Get ready for more!