2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro SSV Reports For Duty
Ford has a very long history of providing law enforcement vehicles. It all started back in 1992 when the Crown Victoria served as the first Police Interceptor, and continued over the next years with models like the Taurus and the Fusion. Today, Ford has a wide fleet of police cars, including the Explorer, the Expedition, the F-150, and the Transit. As we all know the future will be electric and so will be the future of the American police fleet. Ford is currently preparing its recently launched F-150 Lightning for local police duties. For the new job, the model will receive a few updates and a new name: F-150 Lightning Pro SSV.
With 2,000 Horsepower, Is this Custom Ford E-Transit "Electric SuperVan" Still Boring?
The automotive world is full of wild and out-of-this-world creations. Pretty much everyone loves them, from the incredibly fast and capable examples like the Bugatti Chiron to the GR Yaris which we are still struggling to believe Toyota even made in the first place. But possibly the most outlandish is the Ford Transit Supervan, and now, after nearly 30 years, there’s a new one.
The Best Electric Family Cars for 2022
As of 2022, it’s safe to say that EVs are mainstream. With all major mass-market automakers offering multiple EVs in their portfolio, it is confusing to choose one. EVs, with their convenience and refinement, make for great family runabouts if the range isn’t a major concern, but, with a whole range of EVs to choose from, the decision-making process is getting increasingly difficult. So, here is a list of 10 EVs that we think should be on your list if you are on the lookout for an electric family car.
Ford Gears Up to Become The Ultimate Enthusiast Brand
With the mass adoption of electric powertrains, it’s difficult to see how car companies plan to appeal to car enthusiasts. It seems Ford is tackling the challenge by splitting its model development process into two separate divisions: the Ford Model e division and the Ford Blue division. In the eyes of traditional fans, Ford has already done some controversial moves, case in point being the Ford Mustang Mach-E, which aside from the tri-bar taillights has little in common with the Mustang we all know and love. But now, Ford assures us that, despite the focus on EVs, it’s going to be an enthusiast-centric brand.
The Technical Details Of the Everrati Ford GT40 EV Will Blow Your Mind
For those of you who might not know, Everrati is a British company specialized in converting iconic vintage cars into electric cars. In 2021, it joined forces with Superformance - a company based in Jupiter, Florida, and reengineered the legendary Le Mans-winning Ford GT40 race car. It was of course a zero-emission vehicle featuring a custom-designed electric drivetrain. Today, about one year later, we finally learn details about the supercar’s full specification figures.
Ford’s EV Lineup Will be Radically Different
Ford CEO Jim Farley says the future EVs from the blue oval will not simply be electrified versions of current models. This means that the brand’s lineup will grow considerably, and it has even been said that fans of current models might not like the future electric models.
You Future BMW EV Could Be Cutting Edge but Also Part Ford
The promises of solid-state batteries such as longer range, faster charging times, and being free from rare earth metals will most definitely make electric vehicles (EVs) mainstream. Among the numerous solid-state battery start-ups out there, Colorado-based Solid Power seems to be ahead of everyone else, thanks to BMW and Ford investing in the company. These two companies could be the first to benefit from Solid Power’s new technology, but that also means they’ll share some DNA.
An EV Price War Could Bring Major Trouble for Tesla and the Electric Car Market
One of the main problems with Electric cars is that they are incredibly expensive to buy up front. Sometimes the sticker price can be up to $14,000-$15,000 more than their gasoline-powered cousin. However, the gap in price between these two kinds of automobiles is closing, and Ford’s CEO, Jim Farley, thinks it will eventually come to a head.
The E-Crate Motor Revolution is Brewing a New Age of Enthusiasts
Tesla’s dominance in the EV industry has been challenged many times, but Ford’s recent announcement stating the overwhelming demand for their E-crate motor and the fact that they ran out of stock in no time is a big blow to Tesla. Tesla’s software company first and car company later approach has never been under the scanner, but it appears as though things are changing for the better.
An All-Electric Ford GT Could Dominate The Supercar Segment
With an investment of $22 Billion towards electrification, Ford is betting big on EVs. Iconic names like the Mustang and North America’s best-selling vehicle, the F-150 (sold-out) have already taken the plunge with the Mach-E and the Lightning pick-up.
While these vehicles cater to a broader audience in terms of being accessible, what about cars at the other end of the spectrum? With such large investments toward EVs in the pipeline, it’s not hard to imagine heritage names like the GT could also make this transition. These exclusive renders from our sister outlet, Hotcars, should give you an idea of what a potential Ford E-GT could look like.
An Early Enthusiast’s Guide To The Ford Mustang Mach-E
Like it or not, the Mustang Mach-E is now part of the American landscape. In case you are considering one or have already taken the plunge and got yourself an all-electric pony, then what are the options to spruce up your Mach-E? Can you tune the Mach-E to deliver more power or better handling? Your options are limited for now, but they aren’t non-existent.
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro
Ford launched theF-150 Lightning EV last week and it mostly drew positive responses. The talking point was the sub-$40,000 price for the commercial variant, which would result in being cheaper than the standard F-150 after factoring in the federal tax credits and state incentives. The automaker had not revealed the specs for it then, but we do have them.
The company has coined this commercial trim as the F-150 Lightning Pro. As a sub-$40,000 EV, it looks alright on paper. But, look at it as a work truck – which it is – and you will be disappointed.
It’s Imperative That Ford Launches a Ranger EV ASAP
At this point, it would be a miracle if we see the Tesla Cybertruck this decade, the GMC Hummer is too expensive, GM can’t sell EVs to save its life, yet the Ford F-150 Lightning is already sold out. What does that tell you? The American public wants electric trucks, but they don’t want to pay a fortune for them and, while the Cybertruck is cool, it’s gimmicky and won’t appeal to the wide range of people that actually buy trucks. A Ford Ranger EV, however, would be more affordable than all of the aforementioned trucks, it would be usable in day-to-day life, and it would just make sense. As it turns out, it might happen sooner than we all thought.
The Ford F-150 Lightning Will Be Old By The Time The Tesla Cybertruck Arrives
You might be wondering why a truck, that debuted almost a year ago, is being launched once again? Well, that’s because Ford showcased the truck on May 19, 2021, but the series production is all set to begin today (26th April). We pretty much know everything there is to know about the F-150 Lightning and its work-truck version, the F-150 Lightning Pro. But, this time, Ford has released the images of the truck at the company’s new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center.
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
Ford debuted the F-150 Lightning in 2021, and the electric truck checks almost all the boxes and can be considered as the first mainstream electric pickup truck for the masses. There are a lot of electric trucks launched in recent years, like the Tesla Cybertruck, the Rivian R1T, the Lordstown Endurance, the Bollinger B2, etc. But, none of them offer the all-round capability that the F-150 Lightning does.
The Ford truck comes with all the bells and whistles one can ask for, and then some more. For now, Ford has launched it in one body style and three basic trims plus an exclusive work truck model, but expect it to grow in the coming years. With all the subsidies and credits, the F-150 Lightning works out to be the cheapest full-size truck in the market today! (more on this in the ‘Pricing’ section). From the looks of it, the F-150 Lightning seems to be an all-rounder that offers good power outputs, decent range, and a lot of tech features. Do you think it will be a runaway success, or will the loyalists look around at other trucks?
Ford F-150 Lightning To Come With Tank Turn Capability!
The Ford F-150 Lighting debuted in 2021, but a year later, the company is all set to officially launch it. The company had received around 200,000 reservations for the world’s best-selling truck’s electric alter-ego, but recently stopped taking any more orders for it. While the truck is sold out for the current model year is a piece of big news in itself, there’s another big news coming in, courtesy of LightningOwners.com.
As it turns out, Ford has filed a patent with the USPTO about the tank turn capability in the Ford F-150 Lightning. Looks like Ford has already started reaping the benefits of its investment in Rivian… or does this have nothing to do with it?
Did The Brits Just Nail The All-Electric Mustang?
Charge Cars’ all-electric Mustang resto-mod is finally here, with 544 horses and a range of 200 miles. It is a futuristic take on the 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback. The car has an officially licensed body that helps it retain the iconic design and style of the American Muscle Car, but with a modern twist.
Did FORD Just Put Elon Musk’s ’SeXY CARS’ Grand Plan To Bed?
The Ford Motor Company has announced the division of its electric vehicle (BEV) manufacturing activities, from that of its internal combustion engine (ICE) or gasoline automobile production into two separate entities. ‘Ford e’ will be the name of the American brand’s electric car division.
Ford F-150 Lightning vs Chevrolet Silverado EV – Full-size Pickup Truck Rivalry Renewed!
It seems like Chevrolet was in no hurry to roll out the Silverado EV. It came out nearly eight months after Ford launched the F-150 Lightning. But, now that the truck is here, it seems to be worth the wait. It is well loaded and comes with a lot of stuff that would give the F-150 Lightning a run for its money. For now, the Bowtie has revealed just two trims, but there are some more in the pipeline, including an off-road-oriented trim.
So, here’s the biggest question – how does the Chevy Silverado EV square up against the Ford F-150 Lightning? Here’s all you need to know about the age-old rivalry that’s now carried forward to the EV segment!
Drag Race: C8 Corvette vs Mustang Mach-E GT Performance
Edmunds has been staging some pretty cool drag races at Willow Springs off late. They recently pit the Mustang Mach-E Performance against the Tesla Model Y and the Shelby GT500. In yet another Gas vs Electric showdown, the Mach-E takes on a proper mid-engined supercar in the form of the C8 Chevy Corvette.