Ford Plans for Another New Electric Pickup Truck
Ford Motor Co. is working on yet another electric pickup truck as the major auto manufacturer moves toward the plug-in future.
Ford CEO Jim Farley recently let slip that the company has an electric pickup truck (possibly a Ranger) in the works. That follows the company’s forthcoming electric F-150 Lightning.
“We’re already pushing dirt down in Blue Oval City in Tennessee for another electric pickup truck that’s different than this one,” Farley said at an event unveiling the Lightning.
Ford announced last year that it plans to make electric cars 40% of its annual vehicle sales by 2030. The company has pledged to invest $29 billion in electrification projects, such as plug-in versions of the F-150 pickup truck, the Mustang and a luxury sport utility vehicle. Ford is also building an “Ion Park” laboratory focused on the “future of battery manufacturing” in Michigan.
General Motors turned heads in the auto industry early last year when the company said it plans to make its entire fleet all-electric by 2035. Volvo followed by pledging to hit the all-electric mark five years earlier.
The “smart money” is on the new electric truck being a Ranger, according to Jalopnik’s Andy Kalmowitz.
“They claimed it’s a ‘next-gen’ truck,” Kalmowitz said, referring to a Ford spokesperson. “The Maverick is still a new platform, and won’t have an update or platform change for a while. On the other hand, the Ranger is due for a complete overhaul in the near future.”
Ford Safety Issues, California Car Owners’ Rights
Meanwhile, Ford and other major auto manufacturers continue to have a hard time ensuring that their vehicles are safe to drive today. They recall millions of cars around the globe each year, citing a wide range of defects and malfunctions that increase the risk of accidents and injuries.
In April, the company recalled roughly 345,000 vehicles, citing the risk of fires stemming from oil leaks. A month earlier, Ford announced that it was calling back 18,000 sport utility vehicles at risk of engine fires if the cars are involved in crashes.
The good news for Ford and other car owners in California is that you do not have to wait for a recall to get a defective vehicle fixed. You have some valuable rights and protections under the California lemon law.
The law forces car manufacturers to perform various repairs on vehicles while they are under warranty. It also forces manufacturers to buy back covered vehicles that they are unwilling or not able to fix.
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