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Posted: 06/06/22 01:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

time2roll wrote:

Don’t worry the first year is already sold.
Can’t buy one no matter what the functionality is for this model year.


True dat! Ford stopped taking reservations and orders for F150 Lightning currently.

But I can sell mine, lol.

Or, there will be ready seller in case I want to keep the Cybertruck and sell the F150.[emoticon]


Love EV's or not, I believe there is a market out there for what Ford has built. Think Blue Oval brain trust has recognized not a small number of F-150's are pavement princess/grocery getters/urban commuter vehicles. Price? There's more than a few ICE vehicles out there selling in the same range that folks buy without hesitation, for now anyway. The rolling power supply capable of more than charging a cell phone? Forward thinking there. The thing I like most? It's a "familiar" face doesn't look completely like a video game console in the interior.

My hope is the rollout goes more smoothly than the Bronco with the 2.7L Ecoboost featuring catastrophic engine failures that have or could occur in up to 25K units. Since the initial rollout of the completely revamped Explorer Ford has had its problems with new vehicle introductions occasionally. They have a lot riding on the Lightning.

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Camper445 wrote:

9.7 is nothing when it comes to powering a house.


I found my 2800 watt Kipor generator would run lights, tv, computer, furnace, fridge, an induction hob and a freezer.


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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:


The whole point is that F150 Lightning had this extra in a breakthrough creative thinking.

And imagine how many deaths been prevented had they have this in their garage in Texas during the states deep freeze. Of course, it's not cheaper than going to Cancun but if you have an RV, California can be a cheaper escape.[emoticon]


And taking nothing away from the E150 or any other EV. They have their place and are advancing in capability at a rapid pace. (Nevermind those that can't seem to also recognize their limitations.)

First, you still don't math well.
If you're putting out even half of the max inverter capacity at close to 5kwh, (Same as an average box store 5kw genset can produce, for those emergencies...), your "full" E150 tank will power the very limited stuff the little generator will, for about 16hours (assuming it stops at only 20% charge remaining.)
Explain again how that would help during a days long power outage when you CAN'T recharge it? Oh, wait, you'd have a generator to charge the truck? Lol

And the Texas deep freeze? How much have you been smoking?
200+ people died. Some from car accidents and the rest, mostly homeless. I'm sure if they only had a new $100k truck to power their cardboard box, they'd have lived.

Oh, wait, the other millions that didn't have generators or a plan B, most of them wouldn't be owning a new Lightning either….but they also did not die.

One thing is very likely, if there were a bunch of those trucks around during that snomageddon, they would have been dead in the water before the temperature even got close to bottoming out. But maybe they could drive it to the other places with no power to charge it up there?

* This post was edited 06/06/22 09:56pm by Grit dog *


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FishOnOne wrote:

And when you hook up a trailer the range probably falls flat on it's face.


I don’t know anything about the F150 Lightning. But our EV towing our little travel trailer loses about 50 percent depending on conditions and speed. Having said that I’ll bet the F150 lightning would probably lose less than half its range if it was towing a little trailer like ours. Frankly I have no idea. Just a guess.

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