Ford’s electric truck prototype can tow 500 tons



Ford is serious about electric trucks – and to demonstrate the point, it’s published a movie demonstrating a all-electric pickup hauling a load weighing 100 pounds as well as a makeshift test monitor, set up in a railroad yard.

The automobile is a brand new prototype of Ford’s timeless F-150. From the clip, it hauls 10 double-decker railway freight cars containing 42 of its combustion-engine forebears (one for each year since its launching ).

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The load weighs more than a thousand pounds in total and, even as Engadget notes, could mean the electric truck will get a higher recommended towing capacity compared to its gas-guzzling counterpart when it goes to production.

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While towing using an electric car is definitely possible (the forthcoming Tesla Model Y will be outfitted with a towbar, and there’ll shortly be one available for the Model 3 also ), few present vehicles possess the battery capability to make it sensible.

The limitations of its own batter mean that an electric F-150 would not have the ability to keep towing for provided that the gas-powered truck, but this tech demo surely appears to be a step in the ideal direction. Commercial trucks are recognized as a major source of CO2 emissions, therefore a change towards electric vehicles could make a real difference.

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