Study Shows Electric Trucks Cut More Greenhouse Emissions
If you’re concerned with the future of our planet, you’re probably doing your part to cut your carbon footprint. A new study from researchers at Ford and the University of Michigan finds that upgrading to electric trucks like the F-150 Lightning is a great way to cut emissions and make tomorrow greener.
U-M and Ford researchers found that replacing your internal-combustion-engine truck with a battery-electric pickup will cut the equivalent emissions of 74 metric tons of carbon dioxide over the vehicle’s lifetime. Spread that out over the more than 200,000 drivers who have reserved the all-new Ford F-150 Lightning, and we’re talking about a huge difference for our planet.
According to Max Woody, a research specialist at the Center for Sustainable Systems and one of the authors of the study, the savings per truck is significantly higher than other vehicle classes. Replacing a sedan with an EV saves up to 45 metric tons of CO2 equivalent over the vehicle’s lifetime, and replacing an SUV saves 56 metric tons.
“This study can help us to understand the potential impact of electrification from an emissions-reduction perspective, particularly as we introduce new electric vehicles, and how we can continue to accelerate our progress towards carbon neutrality. We’re proud to partner with U-M in this critical work,” said Cynthia Williams, global director of sustainability, homologation, and compliance at Ford.
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is here, and it’s a true wonder of innovation. Not only does this zero-emissions truck return up to 320 miles of EPA-estimated range, but it also delivers the power, capability, and toughness you expect from Ford.
 Based on full charge. Actual range varies with conditions such as external environment, vehicle use, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age and state of health.