Unparalleled power and eco-friendly efficiency are at odds no more. This January, Ford’s president revealed that a battery-electric Ford F-150 is in the automaker’s future plans, joining the elite group of automakers (like Tesla and Rivian) that have promised upcoming fully-electric pickup trucks. Although there is no set release date yet for the all-electric Ford F-150, we think it’d be fitting if America’s best-selling truck lineup was the first one to make it to market with an all-electric, cutting-edge pickup truck.
Ford’s president, Jim Farley, revealed that the automaker is going to “be electrifying the F-Series — both battery-electric and hybrid” over the next few years. A hybrid F-150 is set to debut in 2020, which means that the F-series will likely enter its next generation for the 2021 model year. If this is the case, the electric and hybrid powertrains will accompany a fully redesigned Ford truck that boasts cutting-edge tech and design.
No specifics on the upcoming Ford F-150 hybrid or EV (electric
vehicle) have been released yet. However, Ford has been pivoting to offer more
electric powertrains across its lineup, including in its new electric crossover
that is inspired by the Mustang’s iconic design.
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The 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor delivers all the high-tech safety and advanced reliability and toughness as the standard F-150 while providing an extra something for fans of off-road driving. For the 2019 model year, Ford gave the F-150 Raptor upgrades that include features such as new shocks, Recaro seats, a Trail Control system, and a brand-new adaptive off-road suspension for improved confidence when driving.
Similar to the Fox Racing shock absorbers already found on previous iterations of the F-150 Raptor trim, the Fox Racing Shox Live Valve suspension automatically adapts damping force at each corner for increased driving refinement on rough terrain. Ride-height sensors assist in this process by monitoring information about the terrain and feeding it to the Raptor’s onboard computer. How the system functions can be adjusted by selecting different drive modes, such as Normal, Sport, or Off-Road.
This adaptive suspension allows the Ford F-150 Raptor to have a more rigid ride on the road to reduce body roll, while allowing it to be more flexible on rocky ground. The F-150 Raptor upgrades even include a Jump mode for the suspension which allows the truck to lessen the shock of impact when the front tires are off the ground. In addition to all the other cool stuff the 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor will offer, it’s obvious this truck is one of the most capable off-road trucks on the market.
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