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Anyone else reserve an F-150 Lightning?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by CM2007, May 25, 2021.

  1. May 25, 2021 at 10:39 AM
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    Sbrow191

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    Maybe up there, but down in the south most people buying EVs are going to have a higher rated panel (newer construction) so you’ll have space. Plus most people will be pulling current at night so it’s not going to cause an issue.
     
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  2. May 25, 2021 at 10:46 AM
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    Thanks for confirming that I'm right.
     
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  3. May 25, 2021 at 10:52 AM
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    Not nearly as much as most people on this site but some.
    As long as my paid off Tundra is running well, I'd rather just get another vehicle for better mileage. Ain't gonna lie, that new IS500 looks pretty tempting. HA!
     
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  4. May 25, 2021 at 10:53 AM
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    AzureNightmare Geek in a Tundra

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    Sad that you are willing to assume that some of us don't actually NEED that kind of range out of a vehicle. I'll be towing 3K-4K lbs 300 miles one way on friday, towing it more on saturday, and then making a 300+ mile return trip. Towing at 60-65 that's going to be at 5 hours or more travel time. 300+ miles is a minimum when your nearest major cities are 150 miles away from home.

    On the note of towing: How many charging stations have you seen where you could easily pull a trailer through for charging? I can back and move a trailer fine, but "99.99999%" people can't.

    On the note of travel and travel while towing: Every hotel doesn't have a charging station, so that multiday cross state/country trip just got way longer. If they do have a charging station, how much you wanna bet they are going to gouge you to "rent" the space to charge for the night?


    Don't get me wrong, EVs are likely going to be the default vehicle at some point, but it won't be in this decade.
     
  5. May 25, 2021 at 10:55 AM
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    Partially but you can have full credit if you want. I was originally referring the the “supercharger” reference, of which a 240V level 2 charger is NOT, but saying that most people can use a Level 2 240V and don’t need a supercharger at 800V, which is much more expensive.

    That’s what I thought we were talking about. Clearly I was wrong :)
     
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  6. May 25, 2021 at 10:57 AM
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    BuckWallace Ball don't lie.

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    I have nothing against EVs, but I just can't jump on board this early. Seems like a hybrid would be much more practical for a truck with where we're at with battery technology at the moment. Obviously people that need to tow significant distances can't really buy these right now--I know I wouldn't want to pull over after ~100 miles towing my boat or travel trailer and charge my truck for who knows how long.
     
  7. May 25, 2021 at 11:00 AM
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    The amount of people that use their vehicles like you referenced is very small and the study’s prove this out. Perhaps I embellished the stats a bit ;)

    I would only ever advocate for the best financial model for anyone. In your case it would certainly not make sense if you are regularly using your truck like that. If you are a commuter EVs will make sense most of the time. If you have to pull the space shuttle you need something different!
     
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  8. May 25, 2021 at 11:06 AM
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    The Percentage of people is small, the amount is not. 500,000 of us in Wyoming alone, so easily going to be millions or tens of millions in the nation as a whole. Sure, 10 million people isn't a big percentage of the country, but it's A LOT of people.

    The big populations on the coast seem to forget that the middle of the country is a lot more spread out and run off of % of population stats instead of numbers of people. See below.

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  9. May 25, 2021 at 11:07 AM
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    This. So much this.
     
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  10. May 25, 2021 at 11:13 AM
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    Completely agree! EV's are not ready for prime time, with are current infrastructure and the range:recharge ratio. Battery tech is still in the exponential growth phase of its development, once it begins to flatten out I think a lot of the current shortcomings will be done away with. That is unless nitrogen and man made fuels don't supersede it by then.
     
  11. May 25, 2021 at 11:26 AM
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    Devcom

    Devcom Miles per Gallon? More like Smiles per Gallon!!

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    No the F150 Lightning does not work for what I use a truck for. The range will be really short towing a trailer on grades.
     
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  12. May 25, 2021 at 11:27 AM
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    Assume you meant hydrogen, rather than nitrogen?
     
  13. May 25, 2021 at 11:28 AM
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  14. May 25, 2021 at 11:28 AM
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    :facepalm:Yes, thanks for that!!
     
  15. May 25, 2021 at 11:35 AM
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    Nice meme no doubt my opinion is worth how much you paid for it.
     
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  17. May 25, 2021 at 12:31 PM
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    I was meaning that the coastal people feel that way about those of us in the middle of the country. All in fun of course.
     
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  20. May 25, 2021 at 2:04 PM
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    This is seriously the best forum of (pat yourselves in the back) real people! Smart, informed people!
    I’ve never owned a Ford. I’ve trusted Consumer Reports and played it smart. My Tundra was a sound investment.

    It’s seeming more and more unlikely that I’ll trust an untested Ford to transport my family. However, I want to get away from the gas station and really wish there were more options that didn’t seem like a death trap. Wish Toyota would hurry it up.
     
  21. May 25, 2021 at 2:13 PM
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    Nope. I’m a recovering Ford-aholic and I’m determined never to go back to that horrible company and their abusive dealership network.

    But in truth, the truck falls short on range to be anything but a urban grocery getter.
     
  22. May 25, 2021 at 2:13 PM
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    Call me skeptical right now. Just this morning I saw the Chevy Bolt at Costco. Sticker price was $39k. IIRC base price was $36.5k. Range about 265 miles.

    Seems optimistic that Ford can put out a 4x4 truck with 300 mile range for about that same price that would be worth a crap. And reading the press release, that $40k truck is bare bones...as the mid level XLT jumps quickly to $53K.

    I could definitely be fine with a vehicle with 300 mile range. My longest normal round trip is a bout 40 miles.

    But at this time...no...I will wait. I can see this technology advancing by leaps and bounds the next decade. I will enjoy my new Tundra for the next 5-6 years and see where things stand at that time.
     
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  23. May 25, 2021 at 2:32 PM
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    @CM2007 are you planning to keep the Tundra? I would love to hear some feedback when you get the Ford. Hopefully you don't run to a Ford forum and leave us wondering.

    Brave to buy the first year of such a new vehicle. I hope they did tons of R&D and got it ironed out.
     
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  24. May 25, 2021 at 2:42 PM
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    I didn't reserve one but I had a cybertruck reserved and backed out when I bought the 21' Tundra. The Lightning looks promising on paper. Real world experience from some Tesla owners here in southern Ontario is the mileage gets killed in the winter. If I was going "electric" I would prefer a hybrid.
     
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    I called a dealer about it today. Found out:
    1. The 39k is a stripped down work truck with 230 mile estimated range.
    2. An extended range for that work truck is only offered to commercial customers that own fleets. Aka you can't buy it.
    3. If you want an extended range you need to get at minimum an XLT trim that starts at 53k.
    4. In an XLT the option to extend your range (about 300 miles) is around another 10k. So 63k wow!

    No to mention you will need to have an electrician install the right receptical / circuit / wall charger. I could see this labor, with tax, titles, etc hitting 70k easy.

    To that I say I'll keep my limited crewmax that cost like like 38k. And save the remaining 30k+. Even at CA gas prices that will buy a ton of gas.
     
  26. May 25, 2021 at 3:19 PM
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    None of that surprises me...get that $40k headline out there.
     
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    Based on the looks of the electric MachE mustang I did not reserve an electric f150 :D.
     
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    I saw a mustang machE, the other day. Some how people had meetings on the design and that’s what they came up with. Sole reason you should not drink at work.
     
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