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As F-150 Lightning reservations climb, Ford tackles the big EV bottleneck

As F-150 Lightning reservations climb, Ford tackles the big EV bottleneck

Ford has taken more than 44,500 reservations for its F-150 Lightning pickup, though while production isn't set to begin until 2022 the automaker is already taking steps to ensure battery supply keeps up with EV truck demand. The all-electric version of the F-150 opened up for reservations earlier this week, with would-be owners staking a place in line with a $100 refundable deposit.

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Ford’s F-150 Lightning could end America’s addiction to the grid

Ford’s F-150 Lightning could end America’s addiction to the grid

With a 0-60 mph time expected in the mid-4.5-seconds, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning certainly won't be slow. Still, what could end up persuading truck buyers to give the electric pickup a chance might be how useful it is when it's standing still.

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Ford’s most outrageous F-150 Lightning feature is right in front of you

Ford’s most outrageous F-150 Lightning feature is right in front of you

Ford's new electric pickup doesn't look like a spaceship, or a movie prop, it looks like an F-150. It feels a little weird that normality alone leaves the F-150 Lightning an outlier in the fledgling EV truck segment, but then Ford's challenge is arguably a very different one to that faced by Tesla, Rivian, Canoo, and others.

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F-150 Lightning blasts past 20,000 EV pickup reservations in half a day

F-150 Lightning blasts past 20,000 EV pickup reservations in half a day

Ford's F-150 Lightning may only have been unveiled last night, but the all-electric pickup has already seen more than 20,000 reservations the automaker has confirmed. The new truck may look much like a regular, familiar F-150, but gone are the gas engines and, instead, two electric motors have been dropped in for 4x4 driving.

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Ford’s F-150 Lightning is a Tesla Powerwall on wheels

Ford’s F-150 Lightning is a Tesla Powerwall on wheels

Ford may be making good use of electricity to get the new 2022 F-150 Lightning moving fast, but the electric pickup also has the potential to keep your whole home powered up during an outage. Working, effectively, like a Tesla Powerwall or other whole home battery, Ford Intelligent Backup Power links the truck's beefy battery pack with a smart, bidirectional charger.

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2022 Ford F-150 Lightning revealed: Game-changing $40k+ EV pickup

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning revealed: Game-changing $40k+ EV pickup

When you're making a brand new, electric version of your bestselling model, you need to do it properly, and Ford is taking no chances with the 2022 F-150 Lightning. The first EV iteration of the perennially-popular pickup, it combines a head-turning price tag with solid range and some legitimately clever side-talents, including the ability to power your whole home in the case of an outage.

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Canoo’s fascinating EV gets a price as minivan and pickup reservations open

Canoo’s fascinating EV gets a price as minivan and pickup reservations open

Canoo has confirmed pricing for its EVs, with its Lifestyle Vehicle minivan, pickup truck, and delivery van all opening for reservations in the US today. The Canoo Lifestyle Vehicle will start at $34,750 before incentives and options, the startup says, though there'll still be a wait before you can actually park one in your garage.

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2022 Ford F-150 Lightning gives new electric pickup its EV name

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning gives new electric pickup its EV name

The all-electric Ford F-150 may still be a ways out from hitting dealership forecourts, but we now know what it'll be called: the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning. The plug-in pickup will be unveiled officially on May 19, though Ford hasn't been able to resist confirming the badge that the new EV will wear.

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Rivian R1T by the numbers: EV pickup spills bed, towing & storage secrets

Rivian R1T by the numbers: EV pickup spills bed, towing & storage secrets

Rivian's all-electric pickup truck may promise zero-emissions and futuristic styling, but the R1T still has to deliver on practicality. That's just what the Amazon- and Ford-backed startup is talking about today, dropping fresh details on the EV truck just in case you've been wondering quite how much extra flexibility that new electric "skateboard" platform unlocks.

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These new 2021 Ford F-150 features are smart-truck genius

These new 2021 Ford F-150 features are smart-truck genius

Some car ideas take a little explaining, but others are so obvious you wonder why nobody else thought of them before. The 2021 Ford F-150's Onboard Scales and Smart Hitch features, arriving later this year, fall solidly into the second category, making it much easier to figure out how close you're getting to the maximum payload rating of your truck.

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2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz compact pickup looks playfully appealing

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz compact pickup looks playfully appealing

Hyundai promised us a pickup and the 2022 Santa Cruz delivers, combining playful crossover styling with the practicality of larger trucks. Dubbed a "Sport Adventure Vehicle" by the automaker, it's shorter and narrower than rivals like Toyota's Tacoma and Honda's Ridgeline, but still manages to squeeze in a twin-level bed with a lockable box under the floor.

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2021 Honda Ridgeline Review: Looking the part

2021 Honda Ridgeline Review: Looking the part

Brand identity is a tricky thing to get right. If the second-generation Ridgeline had a problem, it was that it was just too similar, from the front at least, to Honda's Pilot. That's not a bad looking SUV, no, but if you weren't confusing the Ridgeline for its (mechanically similar) sibling, you were probably questioning its softer aesthetics compared to most rival pickups.

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