The latest news says the upcoming F-150 will have the infrastructure for over-the-air (OTA) updates.
It is surely a step forward for the American best-selling model. In its recent interview Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s Chief Product Development and Purchasing Officer, mentioned the OTA capability for the new F-150, without detailing so far.
The full scope of this OTA update system will be understandable when the 2021 F-150 comes.
According to the latest info, the pickup truck would go into production at Ford’s Dearborn plant on October 12, and at the Kansas City facility on November 9, 2020.
The first deliveries may start before December 21. The first day to place an order is reportedly July 15. So, the new F-150 should debut before this date.
As for the Ford Mach-E whose arrival we’re looking forward, it will be also capable of over-the-air updates. Well, it’s quite expected in the case of this innovative model.
Moreover, the extended-range RWD Mach-E will need just 10 minutes to regain 61 miles of range, when charged at one of Electrify America’s DC fast-charging stations. This is 30 percent quicker than Ford estimated before.
The rest versions achieve 52 miles (extended range, AWD), 46 miles (RWD, standard battery) and 38 miles (AWD, standard battery) after 10 minutes of recharge.
Ford added 1,000 charging points, and now the total network exceeds 13,500 locations in the USA.