Ford F-150 Lightning May Mark Turning Point for Electric Vehicles

Electric cars have finally become mainstream. America’s most popular model, the Ford F-Series pickup truck, will obviously be an electric car at a mass market price of $ 39,974.

Important reason: To date, EVs have primarily appealed to wealthy tech enthusiasts and environmentalists. However, the F-150 Lightning is aimed at everyday truck owners and is a potential turning point in the electric vehicle revolution.

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Ford’s biggest challenge It will convince skeptical buyers that electric trucks are working.

To offset those fearsFord has added new technology to the F-150 Lightning. And it touts the truck as a wheel generator — its battery can power the house for three days in the event of a power outage, Ford says.

  • At worksites and campgrounds, owners turn up to 9.6 kW of electricity from various outlets in truck cabins, beds, or “franks” (usually huge front trunks with engines) to power tools and appliances You can load it.

  • Lightning comes with a standard 230 mile range pack or an extended range battery suitable for 300 miles.

  • When using onboard power, the system can send smartphone alerts if there is a risk of running out of juice.

  • Sensors can also estimate how much the driver is carrying and combine that data with driving conditions to accurately estimate in real time how far the driver can go.

What they are saying: Darren Palmer, General Manager of Ford’s Battery Electric Vehicles, said:

Yes, but: Like other manufacturers, Ford addresses supply chain issues that threaten production.

  • On Wednesday, Ford said it would do Idle more factories, Including those equipped with F-150 due to lack of semiconductors.

  • On Thursday, we will announce a joint venture with Korean battery maker SK Innovation to support the development of electric vehicles. Reuters reported..

Notable points: Ford will face a lot of competition in the electric pickup market, including new plug-in models from Tesla, GM and Rivian.

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