Recent episodes of Road Ready have discussed ways to cope with the high cost of fossil fuel and living with our gas and diesel powered vehicles. For those in the market for a new 4×4 light truck, the latest Ford EVs offer an alternative solution: moving away from fossil fuels altogether. Anyone shopping for a new, full-size 4WD light truck or SUV will want to consider Ford’s F-150 Lightning pickup.
In Episode 13, we leave the world of internal combustion engine powertrains and explore where Ford Motor Company is spending tens of billions of dollars on EV technology. (Ford has earmarked $50B for EV development and production by 2026.) Taking automobility to the next level, the Lightning is a ground-up, four wheel drive, fully electric vehicle platform. 580 horsepower and 775 lb-ft torque, supplied by two robust electric motors, feed a 10-kilowatt battery capable of providing enough power to keep a house functioning in an emergency power outing.
Join Moses as he walks through the F-150 Lightning and world of EV charging demands, some of the Lightning’s advanced electronic features and how owners will be powering up job sites, campsites and work trailers. The electronic communication and connectivity features provide convenience or even an office on wheels. The full-size F-150 Lightning pickup, with its 2,235 pound payload and maximum towing capacity of 10,000 pounds, brings us the next generation in zero-emissions transportation, recreational access and work trucks.