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Electric Ford F-150 Compared to Gas Ford F-150

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How is the latest Ford F-150 different from the gas Ford F-150 counterpart?

In this article, we help you familiarize yourself with the newest member of the F-150 lineup, why it has an edge over the traditional type, and if everything is definitely worth the hype.

HOW MUCH WILL AN ELECTRIC F-150 COST?

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The price of the latest electric F-150 depends on the model or type. There’s no definite price yet for each model (except the Pro) as per Ford’s official site. The following are just estimates based on their potential Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (M.S.R.P.). They don’t include the $100 deposit fee and possible special packages that go with each type.

F-150 Lightning Model Price Range

Model F-150 Lightning Pro F-150 Lightning XLT F-150 Lightning Lariat F-150 Lightning Platinum
Price $39,974 $50,000 $60,000 $90,000

HOW FAR WILL THE ELECTRIC F-150 GO?

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All electric F-150s are expected to run up to 230-300 miles except for the Platinum (which is at 300 miles by default). This is because they can be equipped with either the standard-range battery pack or the extended-range battery pack.

The former is equivalent to 426 horsepower capable of sustaining a 230-mile ride but if you choose the latter, horsepower is automatically amplified by 563 horsepower, increasing the travel distance to 300 miles.

HOW MUCH CAN THE ELECTRIC F-150 TOW?

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Under the standard battery pack, the lightning F-150 can pull a maximum towing capacity of 7,700 lbs. On the other hand, the extended battery pack gives it a 3,000lb boost of up to 10,000 lbs.

WHEN CAN I BUY AN ELECTRIC F-150?

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Reservations or pre-orders for the electric F-150 around this time and probably until Fall of the current year are still on-going. However, the new pickup truck is set to officially be out in the market by Spring of 2022.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES BETWEEN ELECTRIC F-150 AND GAS F-150?

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Almost everyone has been excited about Ford F-150 electric truck’s unveiling on May 19, 2021 because it’s brimming with tons of cool new features. Is it really the case or is it just simply overrated? While the electric F-150 lineup has opened doors for design simplicity and pollution reduction, there are still some people who’d stick to the old-school gasoline-powered F-150 for reasons of comfort and reliability.

Here are some comparisons between the two pickup trucks in terms of general and off-road capabilities:

Electric F-150 Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Affordable at $39,000+ which is very close to the price range of the gas counterpart.
  • Completely battery operated meant no toxic carbon emissions.
  • Has a 9.6-kilowatt battery that can supply electricity into your home (for 3 days) during power outages when plugged in an outlet.
  • Front trunk (frunk) becomes a storage container in the absence of engine.
  • The larger the torque (775lb ft of torque), the quicker it is to move over obstacles.
  • With independent rear suspension for shock isolation and better grip on uneven surfaces.
  • Off-road mode activates manual control of locking differentials to prevent too much wheel spin on tight spots.
Cons
  • When towing, can split the 230-300-mile range in half (by about a 100+).
  • Takes almost an hour (40 minutes) to charge battery to 80%.
  • Not meant for towing more than 10,000 lbs. for 400 miles and beyond because battery won’t last.
  • Ground clearance is just adequate at 8.9 inches.

Gas F-150 Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Base price is just $28,000+.
  • No need for charging.
  • Towing capacity is around 13,000 lbs. and can go 700+ miles.
Cons
  • Still off-road capable but torque is smaller at around 400-500lb ft.
  • Lowest ground clearance is at 8.2 inches.
  • Not exactly fuel efficient.
  • Has no frunk or extra storage area in front.

WHAT MODELS OF F-150 ARE THERE?

f150 lightning models

The latest battery-powered vehicle will present itself in 4 different F-150 lightning models:

  • F-150 Lightning Pro – the base model that comes with the standard features including the LED light bars.
  • F-150 Lightning XLT – with evasive steering and intersection assist.
  • F-150 Lightning Lariat – has BlueCruise (automated) hands-free driving technology that’s also present on Platinum.
  • F-150 Lightning Platinum – has multi-contoured or massaging seats for added comfort unlike on regular gas F-150 which only offers standard leather seats.

WHAT OTHER ELECTRIC TRUCKS ARE AVAILABLE?

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Just when you think the electric F-150 gets all the attention in terms of the new features, there are other electric trucks out there that are also worthy of the spotlight:

  • Atlis XT – has a towing capacity of as much as 35,000 lbs.
  • GMC Hummer EV – its crab walk mode can make a diagonal (slide-like) turn to avoid obstacles.
  • Lordstown Endurance – with 4 in-wheel motors to reduce number of moving parts and can go 250 miles.
  • Rivian R1T – can go 400 miles.
  • Tesla Cyber Truck – can go for up to 500 miles.

HOW DOES THE ELECTRIC F-150 COMPARE TO THE CYBER TRUCK?

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Pickup trucks always have a love-hate relationship between consumers. Some may like electric F-150’s newest infotainment system but find the speed is normal, or others believe Tesla Cyber Truck’s 14,000lb towing capability is massive but its look appears to have been inspired by an old video game. Even though we can’t control what others think (good or bad), here’s a quick overview of the real score between the two innovative trucks.

CONCLUSION

Getting your hands on the Ford F-150 electric truck can be a huge transition from the traditional gas-powered type. But at the end of the day, what matters is finding the right compromise between technology’s accurate functionality and the tried-and-tested formula’s user friendliness. Are you willing to embrace the change or still hands down to the original? Comment below for your personal thoughts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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