I am going to say something that’s 100 percent true…
Going electric beyond inner-city commuting is a complete and total folly and it will never work, and this latest electric Ford truck experiment proves that.
How far can you tow a trailer with a Ford Electric truck before the battery dies?
Well, not very far, folks.
As a matter of fact, it’s a downright disaster.
You can watch the video below:
Here’s what one viewer said: When you actually account for a total recharge of the Lightning, you saved only $6. Regular gasoline, which would have been fine, would have cost you roughly $78 and took a couple minutes. A 75% charge cost you $27 which means a full charge would have run you $36…..ONE WAY. Once you pay to recharge again once you reached home base you would have had a total of $72 in recharge cost. Who here is willing to spend an additional 88 minutes of their life to save $6.
And others want to know what this would have looked like towing UPHILL in the Rockies? Even worse, they imagined.
Here are more comments:
“The difference is, the gas truck could’ve carried an extra 2 (or 20) gallons of gas easily, whereas the electric truck could not lug an extra 20kw battery around.”
“Imagine how much worse those batteries would perform in extreme cold or heat! “
“This is really informative. I was really pulling for Lighting ; but 89 miles range . That’s is horrible .”
“The gas truck took $93 in fuel and went twice as far. So really it took $46.50. Ans Electric truck took $23 for 3/4 full, so around $31 to full. Roughly a $15 savings for electric. Not worth the time to stop for an hour every 1 1/2 hours.”
“As someone who pulls an RV all over this country I knew that F150 lightning would not cut the mustard. Thank you for making this so I can get people to stop bothering me about buying the one F150 lightning available in the United States. We need balance between the 2 automotive industries. I’d be terrified to pull my RV across the country in an electric truck. One industry can’t destroy the other they both need to exist.”
“Having driven one of the Ford lightnings in Alaska. They are ok at best in my environment. They are more for city slickers and weekend warriors. The battery range is total crap when it is -40 outside. As well as when doing a road trip up here it can be 150-250 miles to get to a gas station little lone a charging station.”
America isn’t Europe, we’re not built for this, and our rural communities don’t have a lifestyle that would support electric vehicles.
If people who live in urban cities or suburbs want to own them for short commutes, fine, knock yourself out, but to push this on the entire US population, is absurd, tone-deaf, and irresponsible
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