If you love electric cars and the Ford F-150, get ready! Ford has confirmed that it will build a fully-electric F-series pickup, marking the first time the automaker has officially revealed such a vehicle is in the works.
It has been reported that Ford Executive Vice President Jim Farley told attendees of the Deutsche Bank Global Automotive Conference in Detroit that “we’re going to be electrifying the F-Series – battery electric and hybrid.”
Ford Spokesman Mike Levine stated that they are working on “a new way to better serve our truck customers.” This all comes about when Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been teasing the industry with a pending unveiling of pickups. For those of you that are still skeptical about electric cars, here are three reasons why electric cars might be the best option for everyone.
They Save You Money
No matter where you plug in across the country, electric vehicles are cheaper to fuel than gas powered automobiles. Electric vehicles can also save you on maintenance costs because they don’t need oil changes, spark plugs, timing belts, and no routine maintenance.
They offer a Better Driving Experience
Electric vehicles have a low center of gravity and this improves your driving experience. In addition, an electric engine generates instant torque that improve acceleration and deceleration.
They cut your emissions
The average EV in the U.S today produces the emissions equivalent of a gasoline car that gets 73 miles per gallon. The emissions performance of EVs is set to only improve as wind and solar power displace coal-fired electricity generation. This means they are better for you and better for the environment.
Here at Lamarque Ford, we are so excited about all of the changes that are coming to Ford. We understand all of the benefits of electric cars and we are ready to get these new electric F-150’s on our lot!