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The 2022 Ford Maverick is a new compact pickup with an old name

The 2022 Ford Maverick is a new compact pickup with an old name

Ford's F-150 Lightning won't be the only truck that reboots a classic name, with the automaker confirming that yes, the new Ford Maverick is real, and yes, we'll see it soon. The new Maverick will be a compact pickup, described by Ford as being all-new rather than a derivative of existing models like F-150 and Ranger.

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2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro gains improved suspension and style

2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro gains improved suspension and style

Toyota has revealed the 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro pickup. The truck is designed for those who need the suspension and technology to enjoy the trails and rough off-road terrain. For 2022, performance has been increased with the next-generation Tacoma TRD Pro using special TRD-tuned FOX internal bypass shocks that promise optimal performance on and off-road.

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Ford F-150 Lightning may drive further per charge than expected

Ford F-150 Lightning may drive further per charge than expected

One of the most exciting vehicle announcements in recent months has been the new F-150 Lightning electric pickup. Ford promised the version of the truck with the larger battery pack would go about 300 miles per charge. There's some evidence that suggests Ford might be sandbagging on the driving range, and the vehicle is good for significantly longer drive times between charge ups.

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The frustrating limit to Ford’s F-150 Lightning electric pickup

The frustrating limit to Ford’s F-150 Lightning electric pickup

There's a whole lot to like about the Ford F-150 Lightning, though one aspect of the all-electric pickup could prove frustrating for those considering taking the leap into a gas-free lifestyle. Unveiled earlier this month, Ford's zero-emissions truck is no mere nod to electrification but feels like a wholehearted embrace of the concept and all the potential perks that come along with it, with a line-up that should have something for almost everyone.

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Rivian test drives: How to try the R1T electric pickup without dealers

Rivian test drives: How to try the R1T electric pickup without dealers

Rivian may be starting deliveries of its first R1T preorders from July 2021, but there'll be a chance for those still on the fence about the electric pickup to take a test drive before they click the order button. While the automaker - which is sitting pretty on billions of dollars of investment from Amazon, Ford, and others - may be taking a direct-sales approach rather than traditional dealerships, that doesn't mean buyers of its EVs will need to order without experiencing them first.

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Rivian R1T deliveries delayed: The new timeline for the EV pickup

Rivian R1T deliveries delayed: The new timeline for the EV pickup

Rivian will begin deliveries of its first R1T electric pickup trucks in July, the automaker has confirmed, a month later than expected, though even those who coughed up for a Launch Edition model may find themselves waiting until early 2022 to get their EV. The announcement comes as Rivian also shuffles some of the standard equipment that its R1T and the R1S SUV counterpart will include, making the Off-Road Upgrade an option on some models.

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2021 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Review: The last hurrah

2021 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Review: The last hurrah

It was hard not to wince, glancing out the window at the 2021 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro parked on my driveway, as I read Ford's breathless announcement of the new F-150 Lightning electric pickup. Comparing any current truck to Ford's upcoming all-EV flagship is a recipe for pickup whiplash, sure, but in places the Tundra wears its age more obviously than most.

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This 2022 F-150 Lightning Pro is Ford’s actual $40k electric pickup

This 2022 F-150 Lightning Pro is Ford’s actual $40k electric pickup

Ford promised a $40k all-electric pickup, and today we're seeing it, with the 2022 F-150 Lightning Pro bringing its EV truck tech to commercial customers. Most affordable of the new models, the work-ready electric truck keeps some of the gadgetry of its consumer XLT, Lariat, and Platinum brethren, but pairs it with things like vinyl seats and a standard, full-size spare wheel.

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Daimler Truck says the transition to EVs will cost jobs

Daimler Truck says the transition to EVs will cost jobs

All around the world, governments are pressing automakers to transition from gasoline-powered vehicles to electric cars and trucks that use battery power. While the governments say displaced workers can simply learn to do other jobs, it's not always that easy. Daimler Truck recently announced that moving from traditional gas and diesel trucks to zero-emission fuel-cell trucks will cost about half of the jobs at truck engine plants in Europe over the next 15 years.

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2021 Land Rover Defender 90 First Drive: Practical Lust

2021 Land Rover Defender 90 First Drive: Practical Lust

Some cars encourage you to flirt with the ridiculous. On the one hand, you could argue I'm the perfect audience for the 2021 Land Rover Defender 90. My partner and I have two incomes but no kids, we live in the Midwest where snow is an annual occurrence, and heck I even have the British accent to go with this most British of automotive icons.

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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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