We’ve all heard about the vast amount of torque EVs produce, and Ford has proven it
Whenever something seems to change, or advancements occur, there will always be those who dig their heels in and attack difference. It isn’t about whether electric vehicles are the only future, or if internal combustion is pointless, but instead admiring the capability that advancement in technology has brought us.
On a recent blog, we posted about the Nissan DongFeng collaboration to create the Rich 6 EV (see here). An electric ute, which led to several comments targeting the electric motor, its ability to carry weight and particularly its towing capacity. Yes, towing would drain more power than not, just like any petrol or diesel-powered vehicle. But the EVs real advantage is instant torque from a standing start, meaning it can tow more than you would think.
Ford’s way of facing this similarly negative perception about an electric-powered truck, was to put together a test to try and win over some American ‘truck lovers’ and proving its might. They did this by towing over 1,000,000lbs, that’s over 453 tonnes, and even though it is on rails with a lower rolling resistance, it’s impressive none the less. Because of its notable nature, Ford had to provide the disclaimer that it was towing “far beyond any production truck’s published capacity”. To make sure no one decides to try and ruin their new ute when it’s released Ford stated: “never tow beyond a vehicle’s towing capacities”.
The aforementioned isn’t to say electric vehicles are perfect as they are and that its time to give up your diesel and petrol 4WDs. However, appreciating the technology and where it is going and the ability, it has instead. Lookout for full-electric 4WDs in the future, I know we’re keen to put one through its off-road paces.