The right kind of electric truck

Yee-hah! Ford demos electric pick-up truck | Register Hardware

The project is a collaboration between Ford and British company PML-Flightlink and is powered by PML’s Hi-Pa Drive system, which puts a 100+ bhp electric motor in each wheel. The whole thing is driven by a 40kWh battery pack that sits under the chassis, and includes a generator to recapture and convert kinetic energy during braking.

Each 30kg motor also delivers 150lb-ft of torque from idle making it more powerful than the planet-bashing 320bhp 5.4l V8 version of the pick-up it’s based on. Yee-hah.

I know a lot of tradespeople who might be interested in something like this. There’s always power for recharging at a jobsite, and almost never more than 100 miles of travel a day. And it’s deductible…

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