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Posts Tagged: F-150 Lightning

Duke Energy to use Ford F-150 Lightning electric trucks in V2G pilot

Duke Energy is planning a new demand response pilot in the Duke Energy Carolinas service area. Under the program, which is expected to launch in 2023, customers who lease an eligible EV, including the Ford F-150 Lightning, will get reduced lease payments in exchange for allowing their EVs to feed energy back to the grid…. Read more »

Ford F-150 Lightning buyers get 250 kWh of free fast charging from Electrify America

Through the FordPass Rewards program, F-150 Lightning buyers will receive 250 kilowatt-hours of complimentary charging at Electrify America, which currently has around 800 charging stations with 3,500 individual chargers in the US. (Mustang Mach-E buyers receive the same deal—250 kWh of free electrons.) For Lightning owners with the standard-range battery, the 250 kWh is equal… Read more »

Munro & Associates talk to Ford EV leaders about F-150 Lightning challenges, Ford’s current projects and other topics

In a Munro Live video, Munro & Associates’s CEO Sandy Munro and its President Cory Steuben talked with Ford’s CEO Jim Farley, F-150 Lightning Chief Engineer Linda Zhang and Chief EV and Digital Systems Officer Doug Field about the challenges of developing the F-150 Lightning electric pickup, and Ford’s current projects. A Ford unit established… Read more »

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning First Drive: Ford’s most valued model is now electric

Ford knows trucks, and demand for its F-150 Lightning shows truck buyers may not be as afraid of EVs as many think. The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck may be the first real mass-market electric vehicle sold in the US. Used by individual owners and businesses alike, pickups are a massive part of the… Read more »

Ford announces pricing for its bidirectional home charger

Ford has launched its new Ford Charge Station Pro, a bidirectional home charging station designed to work with the upcoming F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck. Ford designed the system in collaboration with Siemens. The system enables an F-150 Lightning to be used for backup power and other V2G applications. (It isn’t clear whether it would… Read more »

Ford to spin off its EVs into separate “Model e” business unit

Ford has announced plans to spin off its EV efforts as a separate business unit called Model e. Automakers often seem to choose names that we pundits dislike (see Stellantis and the Chevy Bolt), and this one is doubly daffy because of a historical association with a certain California-born carmaker. Tesla originally wanted to call… Read more »

Ford reveals F-150 Lightning trim levels, EV charging option

The Ford F-150 Lightning is one of the most hotly-anticipated EVs yet—and not only by EV journalists, but by truck buyers. Ford has revised its planned production numbers upward several times now. CEO Jim Farley recently told Automotive News that demand for its new EVs has turned out to be two to three times what… Read more »

2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV faces off against 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

Two electric pickups from GM and Ford makers take surprisingly different approaches to electrifying the full-size truck The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV unveiled today by General Motors CEO Mary Barra shows the largest US auto company’s determination to hang onto its core large-pickup market even as vehicles of all sorts accelerate the transition from gasoline… Read more »

Ford to increase production of F-150 Lightning (again)

Responding to soaring demand for its EVs, Ford has been regularly announcing increases in planned production numbers. In December, CEO Jim Farley said demand had been “two to three times what we expected.” Now Ford says it plans to double production of the F-150 Lightning at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn to 150,000… Read more »

Ford Pro Charging offers comprehensive commercial EV charging solution

Ford Pro, a division of Ford that caters to commercial fleet customers, has launched a comprehensive solution for commercial EV charging. The new Ford Pro Charging program is designed to help ease the complex transition from ICE to EV fleets by delivering software and commercial hardware infrastructure to support charging and energy management. “Customers are… Read more »