Ford patents the genius fix for all-electric F-150 range anxiety

Ford’s all-electric F-150 pickup could settle range anxiety with a cunningly disguised mobile generator, a newly published patent suggests, with the automaker designing a gas backup for EVs. While we’ve seen range extenders added to electric vehicles before, Ford’s idea distinguishes itself by being more modular.

The F-150 EV will be the first of Ford’s best-selling trucks to go all-electric, though there’ll be an F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid first for those who want a little electrification.

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