All-Electric F-150 Prototype: Tows 1M+ Pounds

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from By Minda Zetlin Co-author, The Geek Gap@MindaZetlin.

In the war for dominance of the U.S. electric vehicle market, Ford just fired a shot across the bow. It released a video of an all-electric Ford F-150 pickup truck towing train cars loaded up with 42 gas-powered F-150s–a total of 1.25 million pounds.

Although Ford doesn’t mention its most famous EV rival, there’s little doubt that the stunt is aimed squarely at Tesla and its flamboyant CEO Elon Musk. This spring, Musk–who is never shy about boasting–claimed on the podcast “Ride the Lightning” that Tesla’s all-electric pickup “will be a better truck than an F-150 in terms of truck-like functionality, and be a better sports car than a standard [Porsche] 911.”  Watch the accompanying video here.