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  1. TomB16

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    The F-150 Lightning has turned out to be a very interesting product. I'm impressed with the design and the specs but have not seen one in person.

    The 98/131 KWh pack size choices are probably ideal.

    A couple of comments.

    When the F-150 has battery problems, and it will, it will be interesting to see how the media handle it. Tesla was crucified for every issue while Porsche was given a pass even though they had to replace every Taycan pack after fires and problems. There also was no high profile mention of the max charge rate having to be rolled back 30% from their boisterous initial claims.

    Expect problems. Expect solutions. It's part of EV product development.

    I will also opine that Ford's overtures of using less precious metals in their packs looks like a load of horse shit to me. They are using as much as everyone else and more than Tesla, according to the numbers I've read. I hope SK Innovation can improve the battery formulation over time but the initial chemistry looks well behind Tesla, as far as I understand it.

    Still, nobody should expect Ford to break ground on battery technology. I suppose a little completely unfounded hyperbole is not out of character for the American auto industry.
     
  2. StockJock-e

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    Every review Ive seen on the Lightning makes me want one, even though I do not need an EV pickup!

    The biggest pro to EVs from Ford is that there are Ford dealerships all over the place, so when there is a problem its not going to be a 2 month wait like some Tesla owners have reported.
     
  3. TomB16

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    I'm going to go ahead and preserve this quote. :D

    My current pickup is a diesel 1 ton. My next pickup will be a gas half ton.

    I will trust a $38,000 Ford/GM battery pack when multiple examples roll over 300K miles.
     
  4. StockJock-e

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    Probably not any time soon, but within this decade we will see that :D
     
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