“Complete and Total Disaster” Ford Electric Truck Totally Fails Independent “Towing Test”

“Complete and Total Disaster” Ford Electric Truck Totally Fails Independent “Towing Test”

I am going to say something that’s 100 percent true…

Going electric beyond inner-city commuting is a complete and total folly and it will never work, and this latest electric Ford truck experiment proves that.

How far can you tow a trailer with a Ford Electric truck before the battery dies?

Well, not very far, folks.

As a matter of fact, it’s a downright disaster.

You can watch the video below:

Here’s what one viewer said: When you actually account for a total recharge of the Lightning, you saved only $6. Regular gasoline, which would have been fine, would have cost you roughly $78 and took a couple minutes. A 75% charge cost you $27 which means a full charge would have run you $36…..ONE WAY. Once you pay to recharge again once you reached home base you would have had a total of $72 in recharge cost. Who here is willing to spend an additional 88 minutes of their life to save $6.

And others want to know what this would have looked like towing UPHILL in the Rockies? Even worse, they imagined.

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“The difference is, the gas truck could’ve carried an extra 2 (or 20) gallons of gas easily, whereas the electric truck could not lug an extra 20kw battery around.”

“Imagine how much worse those batteries would perform in extreme cold or heat! “

“This is really informative. I was really pulling for Lighting ; but 89 miles range . That’s is horrible .”

“The gas truck took $93 in fuel and went twice as far. So really it took $46.50. Ans Electric truck took $23 for 3/4 full, so around $31 to full. Roughly a $15 savings for electric. Not worth the time to stop for an hour every 1 1/2 hours.”

“As someone who pulls an RV all over this country I knew that F150 lightning would not cut the mustard. Thank you for making this so I can get people to stop bothering me about buying the one F150 lightning available in the United States. We need balance between the 2 automotive industries. I’d be terrified to pull my RV across the country in an electric truck. One industry can’t destroy the other they both need to exist.”

“Having driven one of the Ford lightnings in Alaska. They are ok at best in my environment. They are more for city slickers and weekend warriors. The battery range is total crap when it is -40 outside. As well as when doing a road trip up here it can be 150-250 miles to get to a gas station little lone a charging station.”

America isn’t Europe, we’re not built for this, and our rural communities don’t have a lifestyle that would support electric vehicles.

If people who live in urban cities or suburbs want to own them for short commutes, fine, knock yourself out, but to push this on the entire US population, is absurd, tone-deaf, and irresponsible.

But wait, that’s not all. Breitbart also chimed in with ANOTHER Youtuber who did a test on the towing and had a similar experience.A YouTuber with 1.4 million followers attempted to tow a 1930 Ford Model A truck with his brand new 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck, but it ended in “a complete and total disaster.” “If a truck towing 3,500 pounds can’t even go 100 miles — that is ridiculously stupid,” Tyler “Hoovie” Hoover says in his video. “This truck can’t do normal truck things. You would be stopping every hour to recharge, which would take about 45 minutes a pop, and that is absolutely not practical.”

“This is my new 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck,” YouTuber Tyler “Hoovie” Hoover said in a video in which he tests the electric truck’s towing capabilities, which resulted in “a complete and total disaster.”

For his experiment, Hoover planned to simply drive the EV truck with an empty trailer in tow only 32 miles away, and then load up a 1930 Ford Model A pickup truck he recently bought, so that he could tow it back the same way he came.

“My plan was to make two trips up today,” he said. “About 32 miles each way, so that’s about 64 times two: 128 miles round trip.”

“I had this thing charged to just over 200 miles when I started my day, so ample margin for error when it comes to range and towing and also considering the fact that the trailer was going up empty two times,” Hoover added.

After attaching the empty aluminum trailer to his truck and “pulling out my neighborhood,” which was just about a quarter of a mile away, the EV had already lost three miles of range. By the time Hoover got to his location 32 miles away, the vehicle had lost a staggering 68 miles of range.

Once he loaded up the Model A truck and drove it back to his neighborhood, Hoover “got the driving range low warning,” and saw that he only had 50 miles of range left, despite charging the EV for 200 miles at the start of his 64-mile round trip.

“Are you kidding me? That’s almost 90 miles of range in 30 miles. Are you serious? That’s nuts. What a joke,” Hoover reacted.

“So, yeah, that was abysmally bad, and if the future is electric, there has to be some kind of solution for this,” he said. “I have no idea why EVs tow so bad. My guess would be it doesn’t have a normal transmission where there’s gears and a car’s in a lower rev range.


We’re nowhere near ready for this, and thankfully, according to polls, a huge majority of Americans know that.

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