Automotive YouTuber Tyler Hoover tested the towing capacity of Ford’s all-electric F-150 Lightning truck and delivered unsurprising results.
Hoover’s test involved seeing if the EV truck could pull a classic 1930s Ford Model A on an aluminum flat-bed around 128 miles with a near-full battery charge, which should’ve lasted around 200 miles.
Admittedly, Hoover was testing a Lightning model with a smaller battery (estimated cost ~$53,000), which Ford claims should have a tow capacity of 5,000-7,700lbs at a range of around 230-320 miles.
However, quickly into the trip Hoover realized he was running into trouble.
“Well, we’re not off to the best start because I’ve already lost three miles of range just loading up the [empty] trailer (estimated weight ~1,500lbs.) and pulling out of my neighborhood – which I mean, maybe a quarter of a mile,” he documented, ominously adding, “Hopefully that’s not how it is for the rest of this trip.”
Pulling into his neighborhood after one 60 mile trip, Hoover noticed the truck’s “driving range low” warning popped on.
“Are you kidding me?! That’s almost 90 miles of range in 30 miles. What a joke,” he said.
Watch the video to learn the true disastrous scope of Hoover’s test, after which he concluded, “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.”
Picture a future where EV vehicles with depleted batteries are scattered along the highway every few miles and you will get a glimpse of the Great Reset’s anti-fossil fuel, anti-carbon agenda.