Ford’s new EV pickup rolls into Houston for test drives

“The truth is in the event you take a look at it at a look, it appears to be like like a typical truck. Once you get inside, it’s an entire new regime,” mentioned High Tech Texan Michael Garfield.

HOUSTON — Ford introduced its electrical F-150 Lightning vans to Houston for test drives so Michael Garfield, also called the High Tech Texan, acquired behind the wheel.

“We love our trucks in Texas,” he mentioned. “The fact is if you look at it at a glance, it looks like a typical truck. Once you get inside, it’s a whole new regime. So I think it’s going to play to males and females of all age groups if you can afford it.”

The base worth for the Ford Lightning begins at $40,000 and might prime out at about $95,000. The battery holds a cost for 230 miles as an ordinary vary and 320 miles for an prolonged one.

Ford’s Alvaro Cabal exhibits off the entrance trunk often called the frunk. He additionally factors out the workspace within the middle console and exhibits how the sensible system tells you the way a lot you possibly can tow.

“If it’s a boat, if it’s a trailer or a horse trailer you enter the profile and it will do the math for you and tell you the range,” he mentioned.

Ford stopped taking pre-orders for its Lightning after 200,000 reservations, however remains to be displaying off the truck that’s being dubbed a recreation changer.

Last year, 3.4% of all autos gross sales within the U.S. had been electrical. That quantity climbs each year.

If you’re fascinated by Ford’s new EV, or contemplating shopping for it down the street, you possibly can test-drive one. 

A spokesperson for the automaker says that beginning in July, 90% of Ford dealerships across the nation could have one on the lot that potential clients can take for a spin.

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