All-Electric F-150 Ready for Debut, But It's for Kids

Fisher-Price F-150 2

If there is any company on the planet that understands you need to reach your consumers as soon as possible and as often as possible, it's a toy company. And that's exactly what Fisher-Price had in mind when it partnered with Ford Motor Co. to produce a version of the 2015 F-150.

The Power Wheels F-150 retails for $349.99 and will go on sale later this fall. Fisher-Price and Ford representatives got together and shared data and designs for about nine months before the new F-150 had its world debut at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It's worth noting that Ford makes $2 billion annually with hundreds of licensing agreements from products like small toys, pinball machines, pool tables and even cologne. The F-150 and Mustang are the two most popular models in this arena.

To check out the full lineup of Power Wheels, click here. Prices range from $100 to $350 and replacement batteries are available.

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Fisher-Price F-150 3 II

 

Comments

Really?!

It's a shame they aren't coming out with an electric REAL truck because that's what it'd take for me to buy another F.O.R.D. again.

I guess their lame 6 cyl is the end of the road for their increased fuel economy and altenative fuel development. Unless you get one of these toys anyway. I wouldn't be surprised if this stupid toy earned them credits in california.

You have got to be kidding running an article like this on your site. Why not run more articles on the full size suvs. You have no problem running articles on the vans. The suvs are closer to a pickup then the vans offered today.

Gotta feed something to the trolls.

I clicked on that link and never knew that toy pink barbie Jeeps existed! I wonder what would happen if they made real pink barbie Jeeps?

I can see the news headlines. six year old gets car jacked while driving toy f150 .Eight year old and big Brown Teddy Bear , sort by police !

A few years back some of the kids in my neighborhood there were miniature Hummers, Corvettes, and Mustangs. This is actually a good idea, it gives free advertising for Ford and provides the kids with a miniature version of the family truck. When I was 5 my granddad bought me a peddle Allis-Chalmers tractor with a matching trailer and umbrella just like his big Allis-Chalmers tractors. I rode the wheels off that tractor.

another few weeks there will be a recall for that toy F-150 since Ford already had the most recalls this year

Breaking News:

GM recalls 392,459 big pickups, SUVs to update transfer case softwareGM said in a statement today that it is recalling four-wheel-drive versions of model year 2014-2015 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups, and 2015 Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs in the United States.

GM said the trucks' transfer case "may electronically switch to neutral without input from the driver."

http://www.autonews.com/article/20140627/OEM11/140629870

That's why I traded my last GM truck. Flaky tranny. Dealer said, yeah they all do that.

Odds are it's a POS just like the truck that it is modeled after.

Well folks, this article settles it, we now know that the "F150" has the lowest payload of any "truck".

I just hate the way these trucks look from the front. Sort of reminds me of a Gremlin's face.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/23/GremlinStripeByInti.jpg

My kids had a Silverado model like 10 years ago with 6 volt battery and that thing had some pretty good torque. Brings back some good memories to see these pictures.

Kid Trax Ram, 3500 Cummins, dump b ed K.C. lights, brush guard with more K.C. lights, tow hooks, chrome rims.

You want the best for your kids.

MORE GUTS

MORE GLORY

RAM

http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?p=kid+trax+ram&_adv_prop=image&va=kid+trax+ram&fr=crmas&spos=12&nost=1&tab=organic&ri=69

Jun 29, 2014

GM recalls more vehicles for transmission problems

The automaker is recalling nearly 467,000 four-wheel drive 2014 and 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups

http://www.wfsb.com/story/25897407/gm-recalls-more-vehicles-for-transmission-problems

Rut, roh.

WOW!!! This is a super little toy for the kids to ride around the neighborhood and give a push or even a tow to all those fiat ram toys that have kids stranded on the sidewalk. Push em home and those ram kids will go in and kick they're parents for not buying them a F150! Not gonna find any chebby's out there as they've all been recalled!!!!!!!!

@Jason
TTAC posted this interesting article about the effects of the GM recalls:
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/is-the-recall-turning-gm-dealers-into-ghost-towns/

To be honest I don't see much interest in GM vehicles currently. All the guys I know who have bought trucks in the last year have gone with Ford or Ram.

I also have nothing against GM, if they don't do well, it's a lose-lose situation for all Americans.

I use to know a kid that had a fiat ram toy truck and he traded it for an F150. Said that ram was a POS toy. He got put in time out for kicking his dad. He said it was worth it to get rid of that POS ram.

@DeverMike/Paul/Tom Lemon/Greg Baird/TRX4Tom/Dave/Hemi V8/Tom Terrific/sandman 4x4/lautenslager/zveria/Bob/US Truck Driver/Glenn/Jason/Hemi Rampage/smartest truck guy/Maxx/SuperDuty37/Ken/Ron/johnny doe/jim/ALL1/Frank/Idahoe Joe/The Guy/AD/Casey/papa jim/Young Guy/BeeBe/Steve/Chris/The truck guy/Alex/Mr Chow/Yessir/All Americans/Scott/Buy American or say Bye to America/Ram Big Horn 1500/Hemi Monster/Tom Wilkinson at Chevy/mark49/Tom#3/Truck Crazy or whoever you want to call yourself.

Quit the crap, really.

It's getting long in the tooth.

You want to debate, but it has to be on your terms.

Learn to debate with good information, then we might be able to have a decent debate.

Opinions are good, but if they are only your view to support the UAW, then how good are they. Look at what you guys have done to Detroit.

Terror tactics (union tactics) don't work on me.

If PUTC wants the UAW or whatever to control this site I suppose it's their decision.

It's not kids like I've been told by PUTC.

This is news?

Talk about a F%ck'n slow news day...lol

Still more capable than Chevy or Ram's offerings.


JUST KIDDING. I couldn't resist.

@Iray801
At least kids know better than to waste all day arguing about trucks. I'm sure they could care less about brands unless there are external pressures.

I have to admit that as a kid I was influenced by the brands I saw parents and others driving, but it was never defining. My brand loyalties are my decisions alone.

I know that's not always the case in some families, sometimes, the parents indoctrinated the children regarding what brands of cars to buy and they will only go buy that brand.

@HEMI MONSTER, I hate to say this, but Ram has had more than their share of problems and a few new ones too and more on the way.....

Chrysler Dodge Ram Steering: Guts, Glory…Recall
Jun 9, 2014
Steering Death Wobble.
http://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/chrysler-dodge-ram-recalls-defective-steering-system/chrysler-dodge-ram-recalls-defective-steering-system-3-19856.html#.U7DeSECmVLl

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U.S. investigates 260,000 Dodge Ram trucks for rear axle failures
June 28, 2014
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140628/AUTO0101/306280034/1361/Feds-probe-rear-axle-lock-ups-on-2005-Ram-pickups

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Dodge Ram Pickups Probed Over Spinouts From Axle Lockups
Jun 28, 2014
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-28/dodge-ram-pickups-probed-over-spinouts-from-axle-lockups.html

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Chrysler Dodge Ram Recalls Irking Owners, Potential Class Action Filed
http://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/chrysler-dodge-ram-recalls-defective-steering-system/chrysler-dodge-ram-recalls-defective-steering-system-2-19757.html#.U7Dfw0CmVLl

@Sierra
First off, that is old news, we have know about all of those issues already and each issue has been or will be recalled.

As one of the article clearly states:
"There have been no crashes or injuries related to the complaints on Chrysler Group LLC’s truck."

None of the Ram recalls have affected sales numbers. I am also not aware of any injuries or deaths related to the aforementioned issues.

That is in contrast to the ignition switch issue late 80's/early 90's Ford's had. By the time Ford got around to doing a recall, too many Fords had already burned to the ground, some taking a house or the owners with them in the fire caused by a <$20 ignition switch.

Don't get me started on GM. They are the king of recalls right now. They used to be the king of denial and using crafty worded TSBs to avoid recalls.

@HEMI MONSTER - Ford's big fire recall was due to a faulty cruise control switches made by Texas Instruments.

I'm sure that HemiV8 will clarify the whole issue for us since he is the expert about Ford recalls.

Looking at the first picture I noticed some stereotyping of pickup truck owners/drivers.

One boy is wearing a red plaid shirt, the other is wearing a denim shirt with the sleeves rolled up.

Both are wearing white T-shirts and sporting buzz cuts.

Should I mention the ZZ-Top grade cheap sunglasses?

Mind you, they have a nice mid to upper class house in the background as opposed to a trailer park.

Maybe that house just happens to be sitting empty post market crash that heralded the Great Recession.

Cue Ann Coulter as a pitchman for "trucks for tots" since soccer is decidedly anti-American.

The NHTSA opened a new investigation into Ram on Satuday.

Detroit News says there were crashes in the first recall for which owners cannot get the parts to fix this. So it is still an ongoing problem.

GM sales have been hammered more by the crappy economy and Ram managed to increase sales through big discounts at the expensive of profit. Still Chevy is selling more trucks than Ram and at a higher profit.

*Saturday

*expense of profit

I'll see you all and discuss this in more detail when the June sales figures are released on Tuesday.

Good bye.

@Sierra - just like GM, you are behind the times. That was a 2012 recall for rear axle lock up...

unless you could provide a link of some sort to the news you are citing.

BTW - some pundits are predicting that the negative publicity surrounding GM's ignition switch recall and all of those other recalls are hurting sales.

On this Ram investigation, I'm ahead of the times and the first one to post about this new probe into Ram trucks. I provided the links already and you can google news Ram axle. It was just opend on Saturday.

https://www.google.com/search?q=axle+hop+recall+pickuptrucks.com&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-Address&ie=&oe=&gws_rd=ssl#q=axle+ram&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-Address&tbm=nws

Yes there was a recall for the 2010, but this is a new probe that covers about 260,000 Ram 1500 trucks made by Chrysler from the 2005 model year.

Recalls not hurting sales, value of GM cars

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

http://bostonherald.com/business/automotive/2014/06/recalls_not_hurting_sales_value_of_gm_cars

GM’s quick action apparently is paying off, experts say.

“People are associating that with being vigilant more than being careless,”

I noticed the toy truck has the "Eco-boost" badge on the doors.
I hope they have a warning decal not to run in the rain or humid conditions cause they may lose engine power.

tell me eco-boost owners how does it feel to own a $40K truck that you're afraid to drive in the rain?

Eco-Boost: The badge of shame

MORE....

GM recall not hurting sales, say local dealers
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/money/business/2014/05/07/gm-recall-rochester-car-dealers/8820819/


Recall won't hurt GM's bottom line
Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 16:26
http://www.marketplace.org/topics/business/why-cruze-recall-wont-hurt-gms-bottom-line

So is this finally the thing that will put a dent in GM sales? Probably not, analysts say.

GM has recalled 20 million vehicles this year, and auto analyst Maryann Keller says much of the public isn’t listening anymore. They’re too saturated with recall news.

“Consumers in general just sort of glaze over when they hear these things,” says Keller.

“In May, it was GM’s best month of sales since August of 2008. So honestly, GM’s product is just outstanding right now in all vehicle segments,”

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Sorry, Lou, the experts don't agree. See you on Tuesday.

"It's the economy, stupid."

The new pickup truck is marketing to the new younger generation, they don't care about you old men anymore.
They don't care if you like their pickup or not cause you old guys are almost done, over the hill, ready for the old age home.
That's one of the reasons for the toy truck.

The GM recalls will make GM better resulting in a much better and more reliable pickup, the more mistakes they fix the less future mistakes they make.
Look at all the complaints with the Ford Eco-Boost and its not recalled and they keep making it the same way, maybe if it was recalled the eco-boost would be better for everybody.

These kids are so ashamed to drive this thing they won't even look at the camera. They are even wearing sunglasses to try and hide there identity. LOL


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqFoc1NUx0U&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Finally, an EcoBoost that can be driven in the rain and "Legally and Honestly" passes all NHSTA and EPA requirements.

Look, it's a photo of me and BAFO riding in the battery powered Ford pickup. I am so flattered that PUTC posted that.

Well at least this is plastic, probably hold up better then the tin can one.

When will we see a full test and comparison on the Ram Eco diesel towing?

@Sierra -a random google search proves nothing. Exact link please...

and there are industry journalists that are under the impression that GM has lost sales due to the recalls.

like you said, give it to the first week of July.

You are quiet on that transfer case recall.

@Tom#3 - babyboomers are in the 50-65 year old age group. That age group has a large amount of disposable income and exerts considerable weight on the automotive landscape.
Examples are the Mustang, Camaro, and Challenger. All are retro-cars that resemble the vehicles of our youth.
Harley Davidson is another example of a product line fueled by boomers.
If one looks at pickups we see tailgate steps, side steps, bumper steps, lower step in heights, auto dimming mirrors, and more and more luxury. The Chevy Silverado is a retro-truck that looks a lot like the late 80's trucks.

Subsequent generations have had less of an impact on the automotive market because they don't have a consistent style preference and many are uninterested in domestic products especially trucks. That does depend on where one lives since rural areas still like trucks but they do not represent a large enough demographic to sway designs.

Cockiness is typical of one's youth and eventually is tempered by the reality that one has a lot to learn about life.

My son used his PowerWheels F-150 to haul mulch bags, sand bags, firewood, and a few other things to help me around the house. No joke.

What's wrong with this news story? It's either this, or another story about today's new GM recall. I'd rather hear about cool toys.

Just a little clarification WXman son was 32 when he was using the PowerWheels F-150.



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