Ford says it’s changing the way it sells electric trucks, with the introduction of a “solution for trucks that won’t leave you stranded in traffic.”
The truck, which is called Ford Escape, will be available in three sizes: small, medium, and large.
It’s designed to go on the highway and is available in the U.S. and Europe.
Ford says the Escape will have a top speed of 75 mph.
“Our engineers have been working hard to come up with an innovative, affordable, and efficient solution that’s more efficient than conventional electric trucks,” Ford CEO Mark Fields said in a statement.
The company says the electric truck will be the first electric truck in the world to use a fuel cell.
“The electric truck, in essence, is a new generation of electric vehicle that is much more fuel efficient than the traditional gasoline and diesel electric vehicles we’ve been making for more than a decade,” Fields said.
The electric truck is powered by a 6-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which will charge up to six times per charge, according to Ford.
The truck will cost $36,800, which works out to $2,000 more than the standard diesel truck.
The new truck will go on sale in 2019, but Ford will likely have some competition on the market.
The first electric Ford Escape will go up for sale in 2018.