Ford shows off electric F-150 pickup by towing freight train
Now Ford, maker of America's most popular pickup truck, is already pushing back with a demonstration of what its planned electric F-150 could be capable of doing. Ford released video of a prototype electric F-150 towing a line of freight train cars weighing, according to Ford, over 1 million pounds. After that was done, Ford added train cars carrying 42 F-150 pickups -- one for every year that the Ford F-series has been the bestselling truck in America -- and Zhang pulled the train again. Ford pointed out that this was a "one-time short event demonstration," in which the prototype was "towing far beyond any production truck's published capacity." Ford did not say what sort of battery power, electric motors or gear ratios the prototype truck was using.