Electric Ford F-150 Spied With Fake Exhaust (Updated With Photos and Video)

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Truck YeahThe trucks are good!

Ford, as we’ve known for some time now, is building an electric version of the F-150. This makes a ton of sense on nearly every level, though the company took the unusual (?) step recently of trotting out a test version with an exhaust pipe that doesn’t look, let’s say, real.

Computer, enhance.

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Hmm. The truck also has an independent rear suspension, apparently to accommodate the batteries, and while it could be a hybrid, Autoblog says the spy photographer heard nothing as the truck drove by.

It’s honestly been a little baffling to me why fully-electric trucks are not more of a thing, given that EVs have instant torque and the fact that trucks are mostly used for short trips, lessening range anxiety. But if I was any good at prognosis I’d be Warren Buffett or something, not humbly blogging for you.

A Ford spokesman said, “We don’t comment on speculation about future products.”

Update, 12:55 p.m.: We obtained the shots and video.

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DISCUSSION

Trucks are mostly used for short trips?

Where did this assumption come from? Most work trucks have double the mileage of most commuter vehicles and those not working are used as commuters.

People these days will rarely pay $50,000 plus for a weekend or short trip vehicle. One of the reasons why so many people are using trucks as replacements to the family sedan and luxury sedans is because of their increased fuel economy and are being driven every single day.