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Ford’s F-150 has been the best-selling pickup truck in the United States for the past four decades. So, it should come as no surprise that when Ford officially revealed the all-electric F-150 Lightning last night and began taking reservations, that there would be a lot of interest. Ford CEO Jim Farley said in an interview this morning that within the first 12 hours, the company accumulated a staggering 20,000 reservations for the pickup truck. “This is America’s bestselling vehicle, so if there’s one vehicle that’s going to give us an indication of whether these EVs are going to take off, it will be this Lightning,” said Farley while speaking with CNBC. While... Read more...
Ford just revealed its all-new F-150 Lightning, and it is going to make a massive splash in the full-size truck market. Tesla might have barked the loudest when it unveiled the Cybertruck over two years ago, but Ford is showing us the tangible goods with the F-150 Lightning. Ford also announced pricing and specs that are astonishing for an EV -- or any pickup truck for that matter. First of all, the F-150 Lightning doesn't look too different from the garden variety gasoline-powered version. There's a new grille up front, along with more advanced headlights and a full-length LED light bar. There's also a charging port in the driver's side front quarter panel. But if you've seen one F-150, you've... Read more...
Ford’s first all-electric pickup truck was supposed to be officially unveiled for the first time Wednesday at 9:30 pm ET. However, Ford took the opportunity to give us an early glimpse at the vehicle during President Joe Biden’s visit to the company's Rouge Truck Factory in Dearborn, Michigan. Not surprisingly, the F-150 Lightning is not a dramatic departure with respect to styling from the all-new 2021 F-150 that debuted last year. The primary difference appears to be a full-length LED lightbar that bisects the daytime running lights outlining the headlamps. There’s also a blackout grille and a slightly reshaped lower bumper. And there it is. The electric @Ford F-150 Lightning... Read more...
The Ford F-Series is the best-selling vehicle in the United States, and it's led by the rugged (and widely varied) F-150 family. The current generation F-150, which was introduced for the 2021 model year, added a hybrid variant for the first time. But Ford is ready to go all-in with electrics with the F-150 SVT Lightning. The Lightning name applied to high-performance versions of the F-150 for 1993 through 1995 and 1999 through 2004 model years for automobile aficionados. However, given its association with electricity, it should come as no sunrise that the company wants to now associate Lightning with its all-electric version of the F-150. It’s the truck of our past, and our present. On May... Read more...
Say the name Shelby, and you automatically think of hopped-up Mustangs like Ford's own 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500. Shelby American is the company founded by the late Carroll Shelby, and it also hops up Ford cars and trucks. The truck seen here is the Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport, the latest Shelby American vehicle. The slick-looking truck was initially an R&D exercise, but it is going into production. Shelby American president Gary Patterson says that the response to the R&D truck from dealers, enthusiasts, and the media was strong enough that the Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport will start production in Q1 2020. It will be a limited edition model with only 250 made, and it will cost more... Read more...
How many times have you been in a situation where you are towing 1 million pounds of cargo and thought to yourself, 'I could never do this in an electric vehicle!' Probably never, but if you did find yourself in that situation, you would be wrong for making such a statement. Ford just proved it by towing a train filled with dozens of trucks, using a prototype all-electric F-150 pickup truck. Cue the Tim Allen grunt. Electric vehicles are making headway in the automobile industry, spurred in large part by Tesla's efforts. It's not just Tesla, though. Other automakers are pushing electric cars and trucks. Hell, even Harley Davidson is getting in on the action by developing electric motorcycles... Read more...
Remember when most pickup trucks had metal dashboards, rollup windows, and a radio (and possibly a cassette deck if you splurged)? Even things like power windows and A/C were often luxuries just 30 years ago. But the times change, as does customer taste. Today, many of the pickup trucks that are bought today are better equipped than most entry-level luxury sedans. To that point, Ford has introduced its most advanced F-150 to date and the company has thrown nearly every tech tool in its arsenal at its best-selling vehicle. The new 2016 F-150 Limited topples the already lush Platinum trim in the light-duty pickup truck range. On a purely cosmetic level, the F-150 Limited comes with 22-inch polished... Read more...