Virtually every automaker is ramping up research, development, and production in anticipation of a future where the roads are populated with battery-powered electric cars, crossover SUVs and, yes, even pickup trucks. To that end, Ford just announced it would electrify its sales-leading F-150 full-size pickup for an as-yet undisclosed model year.

Coming from both long-established automakers and high-tech upstart companies, the next wave of EVs is expected to operate for increasingly longer periods on a charge, with the best of the bunch expected to run for as much as 400 miles with a full charge of kilowatts. Perhaps the best part of the deal is that most will register top-shelf performance and come wrapped in stunningly crafted styling that sets them apart from most internal-combustion autos………

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