Ford has shown what its plug-in pickup can do, hauling a huge trail of train carriages weighing more than 450 tonnes.
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Ford is getting ready to reveal an all-electric version of the best-selling vehicle in the USA, the F-150, and it's revealed a teaser to make previous electric stunts look a bit pedestrian.

Tesla towed a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and Mini pulled a Boeing 777F cargo plane, but Ford has one-upped them all with one million pounds (453 tonnes) worth of train carriages.

The all-electric F-150 prototype dragged 10 double-decker cargo carriages loaded with 42 F-150s more than 300m, as Ford works to prove electric vehicles are prepared for a life of hard work.

Ford hasn't made any promises about what the production F-150 EV will tow, but the company says the prototype used in the video has a towing capacity well beyond what we can expect from a showroom-spec car.

Details about the plug-in pickup are hard to come by, but Ford has invested heavily in electric startup Rivian. The Blue Oval poured $700 million into the company, and will build a pure-electric car on the Rivian skateboard chassis.

"This demonstration showcases our commitment to remain the clear leader in trucks as well as to highlight our commitment to the future of electric vehicles," said Ted Cannis, global director of electrification at Ford.

"We’ve already announced plans to bring an F-150 hybrid to market that can act as a mobile generator."