Trucks

Watch Ford’s 2021 F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid go through its unique torture testing

Watch Ford’s 2021 F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid go through its unique torture testing

Ford is setting out to prove its new 2021 F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid is just as durable and reliable as its non-electrified siblings, aiming to put to rest any concerns that the upcoming pickup will need to be coddled. In a new video released today, the gas-electric truck goes through not only the same torture testing as usual, but a new, custom test designed for the PowerBoost Hybrid system too.

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

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.

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Nikola founder leaves EV startup as fraud allegations refuse to die

Nikola founder leaves EV startup as fraud allegations refuse to die

Nikola founder Trevor Milton is stepping down as Executive Chairman of the electric vehicle startup, amid allegations of fraud and exaggerated claims about just how revolutionary - or production-ready - its technology is. Milton will be replaced by Stephen Girsky, former Vice Chairman of General Motors, it was confirmed; the automaker announced a deal with Nikola earlier this month.

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2021 Bronco Sasquatch manual option added as Ford relents

2021 Bronco Sasquatch manual option added as Ford relents

Ford has relented, and will offer the 2021 Bronco Sasquatch package with a manual transmission, the automaker has confirmed today. The decision comes after vocal enthusiast outcry since the new Bronco's reveal back in July, after it was confirmed that Ford had no plans to offer its 7-speed manual gearbox with the optional Sasquatch package.

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Mercedes reveals electric and fuel-cell trucks for its green haulage roadmap

Mercedes reveals electric and fuel-cell trucks for its green haulage roadmap

Mercedes-Benz has revealed a trio of zero-emissions trucks it aims to put into production as soon as 2021, as it reinvents its Daimler haulage to become CO2-neutral. The new models tap hydrogen fuel-cells and battery-electric drivetrains for either urban or long-haul use, with the potential for more than 600 miles of range.

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Ford spills all-electric F-150 details – plus new video of the pickup EV

Ford spills all-electric F-150 details – plus new video of the pickup EV

The all-electric Ford F-150 may still be a couple of years out, but that isn't stopping the automaker from starting an early pitch as to why it's EV pickup is the one you should plan on buying. Set to land in a growing segment come mid-2022, the all-electric F-150 won't be the first electrified model - that's the 2021 F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid - but it will be the first to ditch an internal combustion engine altogether.

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2021 Ram 1500 TRX is a 702hp pickup to give Raptor nightmares

2021 Ram 1500 TRX is a 702hp pickup to give Raptor nightmares

Watch your back, F-150 Raptor, because the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is finally here and the hotly-anticipated muscle truck means business. Teasing those with a taste for potent off-roaders since the 2016 Rebel TRX concept, Ram confirmed it had production plans for the pickup in mid-2018, but we've had to wait another two years to see the real thing.

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These five 2021 Bronco concepts explain Ford’s strategy perfectly

These five 2021 Bronco concepts explain Ford’s strategy perfectly

Ford is cranking up the pressure on Wrangler and other SUVs, by doubling-down on the 2021 Bronco's bulging accessory portfolio. Official add-ons for the upcoming truck - along with the 2021 Bronco Sport that will launch later this year - were given equal billing in Ford's big Bronco announcement last month, and now it's showing just what can be done with that selection.

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Nikola Motors just scored a huge electric trash truck deal

Nikola Motors just scored a huge electric trash truck deal

Nikola may not have built a single customer Badger pickup yet, but that hasn't stopped the Tesla rival from inking a deal to provide electric garbage trucks. The deal will see Nikola build at least 2,500 electrified trucks that Republic Services plans to use for a quieter, greener trash collection.

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Elon Musk’s Cybertruck backup plan is unexpectedly normal

Elon Musk’s Cybertruck backup plan is unexpectedly normal

Tesla's backup plan should the Cybertruck flop is something a lot more straightforward, CEO Elon Musk has confirmed, again insisting that gut reaction rather than any sort of traditional market research shaped the still-divisive pickup. Unveiled in November 2019 - though not expected to go on sale until late 2021 at the earliest - the Cybertruck certainly isn't styled to suit everybody and nor, Musk has said, is it really intended for every market.

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New Ford Bronco blasts through 150,000 reservations milestone

New Ford Bronco blasts through 150,000 reservations milestone

Ford is exploring whether it can increase production of its upcoming Bronco, after hitting more reservations for the new SUV than it perhaps expected to. The pre-order books opened up for Bronco reservations earlier in July, as the iconic truck nameplate returned for a 21st century reinterpretation of the vehicle.

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GMC Hummer EV SUV shown for first time as 2020 unveil pushed back

GMC Hummer EV SUV shown for first time as 2020 unveil pushed back

General Motors already promised us not one but two versions of the GMC Hummer EV, and now it's dropping some heavy-handed hints as to what to expect from the design. While the pickup Hummer EV - which reboots the iconic name with an all-electric drivetrain - was already known about, it was only this month that GM confirmed it would make a Hummer EV SUV version as well.

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