Lightning strikes are apparently faster than we even considered. Based on a recent press release from Ford Motor Company this morning, Lightning customers across all 50 states have gotten hold of their F-150 Lightning pickups only two months after deliveries started. Initial Lightning deliveries first started May of this year and early customer feedback has been very positive. Since those lucky early customers have had time to explore all the Ford F-150 Lightning’s capabilities, with their permission we’ve included some of their time with the electric pickup in action.
Early adopters found out that the F-150 Lightning can provide support for a wide range of needs, no matter where they are located. For example, Jeff and Tammy Head, owners of both an F-150 and now an F-150 Lightning, typically used their new electric truck to tow a boat from Anchorage, AK to Kenai River – about a three-hour drive – for salmon fishing.
“From the time we watched it at the reveal, we knew that we wanted it,” Tammy Head said. “We had no doubt that this truck will have trademark Ford quality which gave us the confidence to transition to an electric vehicle.”
“And the guy in me likes having the baddest truck on the planet,” Jeff Head added.
Perhaps the most loved – and most-photographed – feature of the F-150 Lightning so far is the Mega Power Frunk. Customers are using the 400 liters of space for gear storage and are enjoying the 2.4 kW of Pro Power Onboard in the frunk to help power their campsite or charge their power tools while driving.
“This truck is a workhorse. We have driven more than 3,000 miles already and towed and carried hundreds of pounds of concrete in the frunk,” said Emre Gol of Texas, who uses his F-150 Lightning Lariat pickup for work at their kitchen and bathroom remodeling business.
Recently, he helped his neighbor’s wife, who was away from home with only six miles of charge left on her electric sedan’s battery. Gol connected his F-150 Lightning with the sedan’s charging adapter and provided enough energy to safely get her back home.
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