Written by Kfir Kedem – November 17, 2021
Reviewed by Asaf Kedem
Ask around in communities of automotive engineers and you’ll find that pick-up trucks are not as idolized as hatchbacks or coupes. In fact, they are even spoken down upon. All with the exception of one truck – the Ford F-150 Raptor. With a V6 engine producing 450 horsepower and its combination of both a 4-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive systems, automotive fans go crazy.
Going back to the beauty of vintage cars, yet looking to the future, Ford has released a concept of the F-100 Eluminator. An electric version of the original pick-up truck. This concept showcases the off-road ability of an electric pick-up and uses two motors (one on each axle) to create an all-wheel-drive system. The F-150 is set to be electrified as well and will be available to the public in 2022 under the name, “F-150 Lightning.” A major benefit of this new truck is its ability to act as a backup generator in the case that the power grid cuts out.
Auto Trendy’s take:
Yes, electric is the future. But a major part of what attracted enthusiasts to the F-150 Raptor was its high power combustion engine. That being said, having off-road driving abilities that match or are better than the Raptor will have the F-150 Lightning as a serious contender against its predecessor.
Ford seems to be taking electrification extremely seriously and implementing this modern technology in a multitude of its cars that are known for their engine power. An example can be seen with the Mustang Mach-E SUV, in which Ford took its popular muscle car and gave it an electric twist.