We Bet F-150 Lightning's Range Is under 100 Miles when Towing at the Max

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You know, if you cut a hole in the “hood” for an exhaust pipe, you might be able to run the generator while driving down the highway, thus increasing your range.

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Someone has done that with his Tulsa. 1800 and some miles without a charge station. The poor little generator ran all night and when the battery got to a certain percentage. He is going to try it with a bigger diesel generator.
Still think this electric drive needs to be done same as trains.
 

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some are really drinking the Koolaid
& passing along propaganda/spin
especially for someone that doesn't even own one

they will have their time, but not for probably 10 years
when they have an infrastructure to actually support it

let alone 'a power grid' (that's taxed already) to support another targeted
100,000,000 EVs :jackoff:

I have 2nd hand info too :poke:
I have a neighbor across the street
that commutes to San Jose (Cal Fire big wig) 200-ish miles each way
in a Tesla Type S, I think a year (maybe 2 now ?) or so old now
(mileage depending on which way he goes, to not sit in traffic, he usually drives
commutes very early AM & very later PM, before or after commute BS
)
he says he charges it down there, on the states dime (our taxpayers)
& charges it when he gets back home (has to)
he says it cost him about $150 'extra' a month to charge it
'every night' 5 days a week
& a lil' more in the winter, like $175 a month more
then his home 'without' the EV charging station
just to keep it at 85% or more, for the drive in either direction
or it won't can't make it, not as bad going down the mountain
but especially the trip back up the mountain home
when it's 100*+, A/C & fan Blasting or cold running the heater/fan
both 'is a huge draw'
or raining (wipers) or night (lights) it's even worse ranges,
more power draws
& he claims, It's not holding charges like it was when new

he's said;
he's paying PG&E well over $350 a month on average,
for his electric bill/house & EV
when he works locally (rare) it's about a $50+ a month extra for the EV
usually, winter in the 'non fire season'

(my house is comparable, 1600+ sq ft & I pay between $90 & $150 a month
for 'all electric', except my water heater is propane, like 100cuft 'a year'
)

he's said, to paraphrase;
if he was to do it again, he'd have bought a different car/none EV
a hybrid, maybe (?), but not pure EV

where's the saving ?, I certainly don't see any
(maybe a lil' at gas prices now, Thanks to dictators FJB/just like Trudeau)
where's the economics after a higher purchase price & cost to run ?
let alone services down the road costs ?

& if it's a truck, that EV range
& ability to tow any distance sucks ***
no matter how you attempt to spin it & justify it
 
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I would guess that most people that have bought the Lightning are not towing 10000lbs, probably not towing at all
 

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Someone has done that with his Tulsa. 1800 and some miles without a charge station. The poor little generator ran all night and when the battery got to a certain percentage. He is going to try it with a bigger diesel generator.
Still think this electric drive needs to be done same as trains.
Isn’t that hybrids?
 

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Isn’t that hybrids?
Tulsa doesn't make a hybrid that I know of. Someone modified that one. He did not say what the fuel cost to run the generator 24 hrs a day while making the 1800+ miles. He did state the generator was not big enough and would install a larger one the next time
 

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Yeah, that’s just what the world needs - full size, 7,000 lb, $90,000 commuter trucks as a local runaround.
 

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Yeah, that’s just what the world needs - full size, 7,000 lb, $90,000 commuter trucks as a local runaround.
Unfortunately, the majority of full sized trucks end up being used as grocery getters and go-to-work vehicles.
 

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I think Ford will sell a lot of these. As mentioned a lot of people don’t tow or hall, they just drive to work and the grocery store.

I will keep my 2022 5.0 thanks. Good towing capacity, good mileage and an excellent range. I hunt, fish and tow my old Whaler. Don’t think I want to be in the middle of Nevada with an electric truck lol
 

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Electric vehicle anxiety - I like that. Seems to fit.
 

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To me, an EV pickup is even more useless than the new gas "trucklets" from Honda and Hyundai. One of the Kei microtrucks has far more utility and usefulness than either; but the drawback is they are not legal at all in some States, and can't be used on Interstates in the States where they are legal to drive and tag.

The EV trucks are useful for close commuting (<75 miles each way on a good day) and getting a bag of gluten-free air and a bottle of spring water from the Whole Foods store. Their value for the average car owner is near zero...your opinion may vary.
 
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Unfortunately, the majority of full sized trucks end up being used as grocery getters and go-to-work vehicles.
Not so much in Arkanasas and much of the interior US. Men use their trucks here. Women drive SUVs. Even commuters are often driving their trucks 50 - 60 miles each way to work here. Farmers and ranchers are towing stock trailers and equipment. Construction workers are towing trailers and equipment. Deer hunting is under way and the highways are full of guys heading to the woods with trailers loaded down with 4 wheelers and other gear or pulling campers. Lawn car guys are towing trailers all over, loaded with mowers, trimmers, etc. Service guys and repair men have their trucks loaded down with gear, equipment and parts. There's a white Lightning sitting down at our local Ford dealer. It's been there for a while now. They won't even put a price sticker on it. It just sits there day after day. I doubt it will be going anywhere soon.
 

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Not so much in Arkanasas and much of the interior US. Men use their trucks here. Women drive SUVs. Even commuters are often driving their trucks 50 - 60 miles each way to work here. Farmers and ranchers are towing stock trailers and equipment. Construction workers are towing trailers and equipment. Deer hunting is under way and the highways are full of guys heading to the woods with trailers loaded down with 4 wheelers and other gear or pulling campers. Lawn car guys are towing trailers all over, loaded with mowers, trimmers, etc. Service guys and repair men have their trucks loaded down with gear, equipment and parts. There's a white Lightning sitting down at our local Ford dealer. It's been there for a while now. They won't even put a price sticker on it. It just sits there day after day. I doubt it will be going anywhere soon.
Exact same thing can be said for Rural Calif. too...
& especially "up" where I live it ain't flatland...

Lots of 4x4s,
Trucks are used for everything (even groceries)
hauling wood, construction or landscaping, commuting,
hauling dirtbikes/quads &/or snowmobiles
a lot of pulling the flatlanders'/parttimmers fwd (AWD) rice rockets
or tourists out of ditches
or just out of or up their driveways, when it snows :poke:
& a lot of towing too

I don't know how someone could live up here
(or any place rural (or agricultural) or in the mountains especially)
& not own a 'real' 4x4 truck
 
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