2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Electric Truck

calicamper

Expedition Leader
I've never lived in an area that's likely to lose power for weeks on end but I did live in a house that would lose power for a day or two several times a month and I could see having a battery backup useful in those situations to just keep the fridge cold. The house has a propane generator hardwired with a grid bypass that was super easy to operate but I honestly would've left it off most of the time if it wasn't for food spoilage.

Of course for the F150 to power your house during an outage you have to be home!
After our wild fire shut off 3 yrs ago 6 days, ice blocks for ice chests got old. Not having air purifiers vs heavy smoke sucked. Add home office /COViD factor and going generator route made perfect sense. I have 37 hours in 12 months on the generator worth every penny.
 

Chorky

Observer
Just had a random thought - though i typically dislike hybrids, the hybrid option of some trucks (not full EV, just hybrid) could be super beneficial to those with campers. Since the lithium battery (for Ford anyway) is already wired to offer operation of higher voltage items. It probably could be used to run all electronics in a camper without having to spend bookoo bucks on a good battery setup.
 

B^2

Observer
A writer for InsideEVs got to visit Ford's Product Development center and noted a screen range estimate of 472 miles inside the Lightning's control screens. See article here. That lends credence to YouTuber Marques Brownlee's conjecture that the 300 range is a conservative estimate that is predicated on a 1,000 lb. payload. I already placed a deposit for a Lightning and would love to learn there is even more real range than advertised.
does that 1,000lbs of payload include passenger weight or just weight in the bed of the truck?
 

Grassland

Well-known member
does that 1,000lbs of payload include passenger weight or just weight in the bed of the truck?
I believe what he meant was the range listed assumed the truck was carrying a load of 1000#, not that the payload capacity of the truck was only 1000#
I could be wrong though.

At least the F150 in the pictures posted has a more reasonable center screen.
 

B^2

Observer
I believe what he meant was the range listed assumed the truck was carrying a load of 1000#, not that the payload capacity of the truck was only 1000#
I could be wrong though.

At least the F150 in the pictures posted has a more reasonable center screen.
Yea, I should have phrased it better. What I was trying to understand is that load of 1,000lbs, whether it includes passenger weight or just the load in the bed of the truck?
 

Grassland

Well-known member
Canada's ford website still doesn't have much for details when I checked last week
I'm still pissed off that for such a claimed "progressive" government we don't have any tax incentives for electric vehicles like the USA has, on top of our useless dollar and brutal price discrepancy on vehicles between the two countries.
I'm also waiting for some more details on the electric Transit 250/350. Since I don't road trip in the work van, a 300km range on one of those would be sweet.
Could probably make a Reg cab 8' box F150 work with the right topper, but having worked out of my F150 for 4 years I'd really rather not go back to that. Moot point really since it's unlikely Ford will build a straight cab.
 

Todd n Natalie

Observer
I'm still pissed off that for such a claimed "progressive" government we don't have any tax incentives for electric vehicles like the USA has,
That's cause they'd prefer the tax money only flows one direction...... But yeah, that baffles me too. Although, I *think* BC may have a provincial tax credit. But don't quote me on that.
 
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