The electric utes coming soon to Australia
What tradie wouldn’t love to be able to power their tools directly from their ute? The electrification of the ute market is powering up, and these are the ones coming soon to Australia.
When Ford announced it would build an electric version of its F-150 pickup truck in its American homeland it was originally planned to be a niche offering.
It was intended to complement the 750,000 annual sales of the internal combustion engine (ICE) version already achieved.
After all, American trucks have long been about big engines, big grunt and the sort of muscularity only traditional engines can deliver… at least that was the thinking.
Within months of announcing the electric F-150 Lightning, Ford had almost quadrupled its planned annual production run to 150,000 vehicles to cater to unprecedented interest. It’s still dealing with queues that could take years to shorten.
Needless to say, the Lightning has been an enormous success and one that proves there is an appetite for utes powered solely by electricity.