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Old 05-19-2021, 03:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Fordís electric F-150 pickup truck

I heard a little about this on NPR early this morning.

May 18, 2021
This is Ford’s electric F-150 pickup truck
https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/18/2...k-first-images

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Ford has revealed the all-electric F-150 pickup truck one day ahead of schedule. The truck, dubbed F-150 Lightning, was on display Tuesday at Ford’s Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Michigan during a speech from President Biden.

Images from the event show that the F-150 Lightning largely looks like its gas and hybrid counterparts, though the truck has a more modern grille, with an unbroken light bar that stretches from headlight to headlight. And even from a distance, it seems that the F-150 Lightning will have a large portrait touchscreen similar to the one in the Mustang Mach-E.
Ford launching electric F-150 truck in ‘huge’ shift for low-emission vehicles
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The new F-150 Lightning is seen as being so important to the electrification of the US car pool that the president visited Ford in Detroit this week to promote his plans to overhaul the nation’s infrastructure and promote electric vehicles.

“The future of the auto industry is electric. There’s no turning back,” Biden said. “The question is whether we will lead or we will fall behind in the race to the future.”

Biden later test-drove the F-150 Lightning, which will be the most powerful version of the vehicle in the current lineup with a travel range of at least 300 miles. “This sucker’s quick,” he said.
Some of the competition covered in the article below.

May 19, 2021
From Ford F-150 Lightning to Tesla Cybertruck, here's every electric truck coming
https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/f...-pickup-truck/
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Patent applications may give us a couple other clues. Last December, we did see a patent image surface for a "frunk." The F-150 Lightning may sport a trick compartment system that would swing open with access through the grille. In October, another application detailed a possible range-extending engine the size of a toolbox to help the electric truck eliminate range anxiety.

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F-series EV or hybrid is what I've been waiting to see.

Not a fan of the faux grill, but fragile egos need to have the appearance of conspicuous consumption. If that's what it takes for there to be an interest in EV/hybrid trucks, that's a step in the right direction.

Not a fan of POTUS promoting EVs, as that's the job for EV lobbyists. POTUS should be focused only on those big concerns only addressable at the highest level of government such as defense, international trade, protection of rights, and environmental protection via regulation.
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Old 05-19-2021, 04:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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F-series EV or hybrid is what I've been waiting to see.

Not a fan of the faux grill, but fragile egos need to have the appearance of conspicuous consumption. If that's what it takes for there to be an interest in EV/hybrid trucks, that's a step in the right direction.

Not a fan of POTUS promoting EVs, as that's the job for EV lobbyists. POTUS should be focused only on those big concerns only addressable at the highest level of government such as defense, international trade, protection of rights, and environmental protection via regulation.
But how else can the president win a popularity contest?

Sorry its politics again, #dontbanmebro
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F-series EV or hybrid is what I've been waiting to see.

Not a fan of the faux grill, but fragile egos need to have the appearance of conspicuous consumption. If that's what it takes for there to be an interest in EV/hybrid trucks, that's a step in the right direction.

Not a fan of POTUS promoting EVs, as that's the job for EV lobbyists. POTUS should be focused only on those big concerns only addressable at the highest level of government such as defense, international trade, protection of rights, and environmental protection via regulation.
'suppose the EV/ electrification infrastructure is a backdoor into the Paris Climate Agreement, while also satisfying some national defense concerns.
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Maybe restart the Keystone, finish the wall and remove sanctions on Russia's European pipeline?
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I wonder if the people buying these have any idea if they plan to charge at home mostly/only on 120v they are limited to 40 to 50 miles a day max, in the summer time.
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When will they be on the market? Tesla is producing castings at the Austin Gigafactory, probably to ship to Fremont while the rest of the Cybertruck line is finished.

Will the Cybertruck be shipping before SpaceX orbits a Starship?
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I wonder if the people buying these have any idea if they plan to charge at home mostly/only on 120v they are limited to 40 to 50 miles a day max, in the summer time.
A level two charger is not a big deal, I had one.
The biggest problem for EVs is people who live in aparments and such who can't charge at all.
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there's generally 120, sometimes 220 on site for tool use.

I will admit that if you live in cold springs and work in south meadows, reno you're exceeding a 120v overnight charge range going back home but there's not many apartments in Cold springs.
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I was really surprised at the $40K starting price. Yes, that is a work trim aimed at contractors and fleet users but that is still much lower than I expected.

The other big news to me was the vehicle to grid capability. Ford's home charger can flow electricity both ways and the F-150 Lightening can provide 9.6 kW to the home. It can be set to automatically cycle on and off when grid power fails and then returns.

This seems like a very strong entry into the EV market and should be a sales success.

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