Friday, July 30, 2021
Friday, July 30, 2021

Video: Ford’s new electric pickup rockets from zero to 60 in 4+ seconds

It’s difficult to not be impressed with the new Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck. And talk about pep! The innovative new vehicle is targeted to go from zero to 60 mph in the mid 4-second range. It can tow up to 10,000 pounds and haul up to 2,000.

With its dual electric motors expected to produce 563 horsepower and 775 pound-feet of torque, the Ford F-150 Lightning will be the company’s most powerful F-150.

Wolfe Research analyst Rod Lache, in an investor note Thursday, estimated Lightning production would be limited to 80,000 pickups per year, based on capacity data from parts plants that supply the truck.

Ford is hoping that a bold starting price of $39,974 before shipping — about $10,000 less than what the average shopper pays for a gasoline F-150 truck these days ($50,600 in April) — coupled with new features not possible on the current model will help win over electric vehicle (EV) skeptics and expand the pool of buyers who have made the F-150 the nation’s best-selling vehicle.

“This is America’s best-selling vehicle, so if there’s one vehicle that’s going to give us an indication of whether these EVs are going to take off, it will be this Lightning,” Ford CEO Jim Farley said on CNBC.

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Griz
15 days ago

Yeah, it will be the company’s most powerful F-150, and thanks to the EV motors and batteries, it will weigh A THOUSAND POUNDS more than an equivalent ICE powered F-150. Better have some big, powerful brakes on that obese hog!

Gary G
2 months ago

So, I drive from Portland, Oregon to Seattle, Washington visit the family drive the hills of Seattle, and make it half way home. Sounds real nice.
With UPS and Amazon buying many thousand of electric delivery trucks, and hundreds of thousands of electric cars on the market, where is the electricity coming from to charge them? Power plants are being shut down yearly, cities have brown outs every summer.
Wind mills and solar power won’t keep up, China can’t build enough lithium batteries.
With that thought, check out how much pollution is made to make lithium.

Tom Horn
2 months ago
Reply to  Gary G

It’s a Wind Generator not a Wind Mill unless you have a bushel of corn in the back on you new F150. I agree with the rest of your statement.

Richard
2 months ago
Reply to  Tom Horn

so does it generate wind ? I think we all understood what Gary G was meaning.

Richard

Duane R
2 months ago
Reply to  Richard

Tom’s point was that Gary G was intending to say “windmill”. Totally different meaning. “We all understood what Gary G was meaning” is like a lawyer trying to establish State of Mind, or Intent. Words have meanings. Accuracy is important.

Bob P
2 months ago

In the video the man unloading the “drunk” unloaded a gasoline generator, why? With all that electricity on board why would you need a generator? Oh I wasn’t supposed to see that!

Bob P
2 months ago
Reply to  Bob P

I love predictive text I typed frunk.

Crowman
2 months ago

I noticed they didn’t say what the tow range would be towing a trailer 5 to 10 thousand pounds. If the charge stations were on your trip route of a trip of 1000 miles how many stops to charge on the trip time wise for each charging? Make sure when they do the calculations it’s NOT on flat ground to gin up the milage.

Seann Fox
2 months ago
Reply to  Crowman

Crowman you beat me to it, I was going to say the same thing

BadWolfe
2 months ago
Reply to  Crowman

Definitely the main issue facing the move to Electric vehicles…. Battery technology. We need one of those Science breakthroughs to solve this. There are many “hopeful” technologies being researched at Universities and think-tanks, but mass produced batteries that can hold the juice we need, is still alluding us for the time being. I do see lots of companies making wild promises though.

Griz
15 days ago
Reply to  BadWolfe

Excellent point! I agree completely!

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