Popular van and pickup truck lines will be offered with EV drivetrains at an unspecified date.
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Ford has confirmed it's planning to create pure-electric versions of its legendary F-Series pickup truck, which will sit alongside a plug-in Transit.

Speaking at the Deutsche Bank Global Auto Industry Conference, CEO Jim Hackett told attendees the company is "going to electrifying the F-Series with battery electric and hybrid, and we are doing the same for Transit".

He didn't specify timing for either of these vehicles, nor did he name which member of the F-Series family will gain the battery-electric option.

With the F-150 consistently America's best selling vehicle, it seems likely it will be the recipient of the new drivetrain option.

Today's announcement of the electric F-Series and Transit models may have been spurred by the recent unveiling of the all-electric Rivian R1T, which is due to go into production from late 2020.

The hybrid F-150 is due to go on sale in the US from 2020, although details about its drivetrain and fuel economy have yet to be revealed.

Last year the company unveiled the Ford Transit Custom plug-in hybrid for Europe.

Due to go on sale in 2019, it features a turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine paired with an electric motor and a 14kWh battery for a total range of over 500 kilometres, including 50km of EV driving.