Skip to comments.Journalists Hook RV Up to $93K Electric Truck, Found It Wouldn't Even Make 100 Miles Before Needing a Recharge
Posted on 08/05/2022 5:02:36 AM PDT by DFG
Democrats have touted electric vehicles as the way of the future, but they have failed to address the setbacks of the still-developing technology. A new experiment has once again highlighted the problems leftists have failed to address.
Journalists from MotorTrend set out to test the towing capacity of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck, and their findings were less than inspiring.
From the start, journalist Eric Tingwall was less than confident in the truck’s towing abilities.
“With the largest available battery pack, a fully charged 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck has less energy onboard than a regular F-150 with four gallons of gas in its tank,” Tingwall wrote.
Even with this knowledge, he wanted to test the electric truck for himself. He hitched the truck to a 2022 Grand Design Imagine 2910BH camper, which sleeps eight and weighs about 7,200 pounds.
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Serfs are tied to the land and are not allowed to move freely about.
Motortrend found that it wasn’t the weight as much as the frontal area of the trailer that influenced how much range loss was suffered.
With the available 775 ft-lbs of torque available off the line, Motortrend found it was a joy to pull the trailer and keep up with traffic, but of course there’s no practical range.
Gas or Diesel will still be king for long distance towing.
Park the RV on the front lawn and get used to living off the grid.
This reminds me of the contests between horses and trains when trains first started to become popular.
Conservatives do not need to be against electric, only the attempt by leftists to “force” it on us.
My F-150 has 2 things going for it - a 36 gallon tank, and a reasonably economical twin-turbo V6. Although if you get into those turbos, the mileage drops pretty fast.
“Conservatives do not need to be against electric, only the attempt by leftists to “force” it on us.”
Agreed. Let the superior technology win.
Just another broken promise amid a cascade of lies from an American manufacurer.
7,200 lb trailer is a little heavy for an F-150. I’d want at least an F-250 and would prefer F-350.(with a turbo diesel)
how is reporting the truth about EVs being against them?
the facts are the facts
They really expected otherwise?!?!
It already has. It's called gasoline. That superior technology would be even more so if we drank our whiskey instead of pouring into our gas tank.
Before we answer the big question, let’s set the baseline. While the EPA says the F-150 Lightning Platinum is good for 300 miles, that number is based on a mix of city and highway driving. With only a driver aboard and no trailer in tow, the Platinum achieved a MotorTrend Road-Trip Range of 255 miles.
We had been warned to expect the range to be cut in half when towing, but the effect of towing these travel trailers proved even more significant. With the smallest and lightest trailer, we measured a range of just 115 miles. That figure fell to 100 miles with the middleweight camper and sank to a mere 90 miles with the 7,218-pound Grand Design trailer.
Wait till thieves discover charging stations are full of valuable things, like the copper rich charging cord you plug into your car.
But, folks will notice, like the techs who perform constant meticulous maintenance on delicate charging station components
It'll pull it, on paper. On paper, my f-150 will tow some 12,000 pounds, but I wouldn't do that. I'd pull 7200 pounds, but if I were towing long-haul or frequently, I'd most certainly jump up to an F-250 or 350, either with a diesel of the 7.3L Godzilla V-8. Given the cost of diesel and all the emissions BS that they go through these days (DEP, etc.), I'd strongly consider the big V8 gasser instead.
EV’s = ((stupid^2) * (greedy^2))^1/2
“7,200 lb trailer is a little heavy for an F-150.”
Our 2019 F150 with V6 turbo, upgraded towing package, 20” wheels was rated for between 11k and 12k towing capacity, if I remember right. Not that I would want to pull that much. There may’ve been a couple other factors that enhanced the capacity...I’d have to look at the chart Ford has for its trucks. We had the truck built for maximum capacity.
But yes...with something heavy...I’d have been more comfortable with a 250.
I pull a 7000 lb trailer weekly with a F-150. About 60,000 miles over the last four years.
I am on the second truck but that’s just because corporate trades them out at 75000 miles.
(I went to 115,000 on the first one with no issues at all.
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