An electric truck has been fitted with a grill and battery pack, to help the driver keep the cool.
The Ford F1 Electric truck was fitted with electric grill and a battery pack at the Ford Motor Company’s new electric factory in Dorking, south east England, and will be driven on its first test run this week.
The electric truck was introduced by Ford last year, and is being used by the company’s electric vehicle and electric fleet.
Ford said it was the first time a battery-powered electric vehicle had been used on an industrial site in the UK, and said it would continue to look for ways to make the electric truck more environmentally friendly.
Ford’s electric F1 truck was used to test the electric battery pack in Dorksing, which was made by electric company EVO.
Electric battery packs are the main form of battery technology for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, which are now becoming more popular in the US.
Electric car batteries are the battery technology that powers Tesla Motors’ Model 3 electric car, which is also the subject of a US court case.
The battery packs in Ford’s F1 and EVO trucks are made of a combination of nickel-cadmium (NiCd) and lithium-polymer (LiPo) batteries, which have a lifetime of 10,000 miles (16,000 kilometres).
Ford said the battery packs had been specially designed for the electric F-series truck, and would also be used in other electric vehicles that it has sold.
Ford has also announced plans to build the first battery-electric hybrid truck in 2021, and has a similar battery-truck project in the works.