Ford F-150 Lightning Gets Upgraded Horsepower, Payload, And Range

 

The new Ford F-150 Lightning is about to get even better than expected. Recently, Ford announced that its all-electric pickup truck will offer greater horsepower and a bigger payload capacity than first described. The truck’s standard-range battery pack will also get a performance boost, providing 452 hp instead of 426, with the extended-range pack producing 580 hp from a previous 563. In addition, these pickups will be equipped with an extra 235 pounds for an ultimate payload capacity of 2,235 pounds.

 

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Production Starts for the F-150 Lightning

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Get ready for lightning to strike: the all-new, all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning is finally beginning production at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Ford’s historic Rouge complex. The F-150 has been America’s best-selling truck for over 45 years, and this new electrified version of the long-time favorite is about to make a big splash.
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Ford Funds Conservation Efforts at University of Tennessee

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Ford and the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture announced a collaboration at the 2022 Memphis International Auto Show this week. Together they will be working on a stream mitigation and restoration project, and will be cooperating to restore the stream that runs through the university’s Lone Oaks Farm.
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Ford Earns Spot in TIME100 Most Influential Companies of 2022

 

 

As the entire automotive industry makes the challenging shift toward the future of all-electric vehicle production, it’s no wonder Ford makes this year’s TIME100 Most Influential Companies list. With the slogan “Electrifying Everything,” Ford is a shoe-in for this year due to the company pursuing for more green-focused change in a carbon-heavy industry. The annual TIME list tracks the businesses and corporations that are shaping the world for good, based on general factors like “relevance, impact, innovation, leadership, ambition, and success.”

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Ford Ramps Up EVs Production in Europe

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The future of electric vehicles is looking very bright at Ford of Europe, where it was recently announced that seven fully-connected passenger electric vehicles and vans will be put into production by the year 2024. Ford Model e, a new global business unit, was also recently announced and will be working in tandem with Ford Pro with a focus on electric and connected vehicles.
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Ford Tests New Driver Alert Sounds

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Driver alert technology has come a long way in the relatively short time that it’s been available, and Ford has been running some new trials in an effort to make these alerts even more effective and to encourage an intuitive response to them. This new approach is utilizing in-car audio as a way to not only indicate to a driver that something is approaching their vehicle that they need to be aware of, but also where it’s coming from. 
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Bronco Cleans Up at 2022 King of the Hammers

 

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Almost exactly one year after its debut at the King of Hammers race weekend, the Bronco has completed a podium sweep win, solidifying itself as an off-road racing legend. The Bronco Raptor, which was only just revealed last month, was onsite in Hammertown as its predecessor raced to victory.

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Ford Moves Forward With Electric Share-Charging Tech

 

 

Ford recently announced that it is debuting a new initiative to support commercial customers who want to switch to electric vehicles, specifically by selling them EV charging installation equipment and software management tools. Ford went on record, stating it expects to sell over 300,000 electric vehicles to companies and public institutions over the next ten years.

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