The pick-up segment, one of the most important in the United States, will be rapidly electrified in the coming years. Although of all the proposals presented so far the Tesla Cybertruck is the one that takes the palm in terms of media attention. However, we must not forget exciting models such as the Rivian R1T, which will begin to be sold next year.
Ford, which has been leading the US sales rankings with its F-150 model for decades, will not be left behind either. Now, a patent related to this model has leaked, from which some interesting data about its frame and batteries can be extracted, among other points covered by the document. Take a look!
The patent shows how the batteries got integrated with the chassis in just one body-platform, similar to Rivian’s truck. There are separate areas to place batteries as well, reinforcing the structure.
Ford recently invested $500 million in Rivian, so it is not a surprise that the American startup could have shared the use of its “skateboard” platform type, used in the R1T and R1S. Rivian’s technology has captured the attention of the industry to the point Amazon has decided to invest in it. Also, brands such as Pininfarina are interested in using their modular electric platform to develop their high-performance SUVs.