Ford has transformed the nation's best-selling pickup truck into a quick and capable EV. We share our first impressions of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, and discuss its prodigious power, swift acceleration, strong towing capability, and impressive electric range. We also talk about whether the new Lighting is a truck for the new, greener era. Plus, we help an audience member with some tire-buying advice and explain the importance of changing out your car's summer tires when the weather starts getting frigid.
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00:00 – Introduction
00:15 – First Impressions: 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
15:06 – Question: At what temperature should you change your car’s summer tires for all-season?
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Can you guys talk more about pedestrian and cyclist safety? These newer trucks are just too damn huge. I get it if you are hauling giant loads in the oil field but most of these trucks are driven by regular people. It seems dangerous to have these insanely fast 6,000 lb trucks with front ends higher than most people’s chests (and far above children’s heads).
Ironically, the same thing is happening with e-bikes: normal folks hopping on a bike that can accelerate and maintain speeds far beyond non e-bikes.
Blair witch is late 90s 😉
I heard it was 90miles of towing range
I’m not excited about any $90,000 truck.
Can the neighborhood lawn guy really afford this? And what about longevity? Plenty of 10 year old ICE F 150’s still on the road.
It seems like EV battery technology now is great for most purposes. Maybe in a few years battery technology will be better for things like towing and cold weather. I wish that EV vehicle makers would specify estimated range while under full load, with max towing, and under cold (sub-freezing) weather conditions. That would help set expectations so as not to turn away EV buyers who may end up buying the wrong vehicle for their needs.
CR, Is there ANY evidence the average Ford F150 driver or the average driver can safely handle 775 ft pounds of torque and all that horsepower?
lotta ford promotion here….
Is just building EV versions of the same huge, inefficient vehicles that no one needs a good way to transition to EVs?
Enough with the puns please. I don’t understand the value of an electric truck. A hybrid truck makes way more sense to me. You can get the torque and the power of an electric truck but at the same time you can get incredible gas mileage with most of the ice engine providing generation of power electrically to the electrical motors. That seems way more efficient to me than having to worry about rain anxiety once you carry a heavy load. Plus if it’s hybrid it won’t need as much or as many batteries thus the truck itself would be lighter and not so ponderous.
“Will it do something for me?” Yeah, ensure there’s a planet your children and their children can live on in the future.
How long is the charging time? Will it be re-charged overnight?