Aleyna Kapur, who works in electric vehicle program management, and Robert Iorio, chief engineer, Electric Truck Platform, discuss her 1997 Ford F-350 (left). Iorio brought his restored 1960 F-250 to the Cars and Coffee event outside of Building 2 in Dearborn.
A diesel-powered 1997 Ford F-350 might not be the obvious choice for someone who works in electrification and is typically interested in sports cars, but Aleyna Kapur fell in love with the truck.
“I love the retro history of the F-Series and this one, specifically the body style and the pedigree of the engine, were something that I was looking for,” said Kapur, who works in electric vehicle program management. “I always wanted to have a truck like this.”
Kapur was one of more than a dozen employees who showed off their prized rides at a recent cars and coffee gathering outside of Building 2. She added that she likes how the truck makes her feel while she’s driving and that she draws inspiration from it as she works on the next generation of Ford’s electric vehicles.