I have been reading about all the car manufacturers and their “Tesla Killer” car. From Audi, Porsche, Lucid, Nissan, etc. all of them have something better, Which it should not be a surprise since the quality of a Tesla is the worst in the industry. But Ford Motor Company, an enterprise that knows not just how to make great vehicles but has the numbers to prove their success brought to the market what I consider the most significant Electric Vehicle in America. The new Ford F-150 Lightning.
This pick up is the bestselling vehicle among all segments in the country with over 700,000 units a year. The F-150 has become a luxury car with all the attributes of a working truck. It has been the number 1 pick-up for 44 years in a row. And now with the EV option there will be no limit. The Ford Mach-e is interesting, but a Ford truck has a lot more appeal from all demographics. This, I bet, will be the real “Tesla Killer”.
The F-150 Lightning is a technology powerhouse. In addition to all the connectivity, luxury trims, nav, etc. it’s power plant can be used for power tools and even a home back-up generator. It did not give up any of the payload, towing, or rouged built. And that is very impressive. And this at under $60,000 is even hard to believe.
“The F-150 Lightning is a massive moment for our Ford team. America’s No. 1 auto brand is going zero emissions with America’s favorite vehicle. It’s quicker than a Raptor, with standard 4×4 and independent rear suspension; a power trunk, enough juice to run your house for three days or power an awesome tailgate; and it will forever improve with over-the-air updates,” said Ford President and CEO Jim Farley
Over 40,000 people order one within the first 48hs. I am thinking about it myself. i will not be surprised at a 100,000 units for its first year. This truck has made history, in the sense that it offers the best of both worlds. Hey, I am not trying to sell it. Think about it. A full size truck, a luxury car, an EV , built in Dearborn MI, by FORD, and less than $60,000.