Despite Ford’s openness that it’s working on anelectric F-150 pickup truck, this potential segment-shaker has many secrets yet to be revealed. Now, though, thanks topatent filings shared on macheclub.com, we gain insights on how batteries in the F-150 EV might be arranged in a new and novel way.
The patent describes a method of integrating batteries into a body-on-frame platform. It’s similar to askateboard chassisthat’s become common for all-electric vehicles, in which batteries are mounted low in the floor. In Ford’s application, crossmembers are mounted between the left and right frame rails. Those crossmembers provide distinct battery housings, and are additionally supported by a metal plate. This is noteworthy for a few reasons.