Smart Tech Aids 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Towing

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The all-new 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning can do it all — including big-time towing. If you’re still on the fence about whether an electric F-150 Lightning can do the job when you need it, Ford equips it with technology to ensure you can keep going without issues.

Long-distance towing in the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning comes naturally thanks to three features: Intelligent Range, FordPass™ Power My Trip, and Onboard Scales. These technologies work together to figure out how much weight your truck is trailering up to 10,000 pounds and determine how much real-world range your battery offers.

When you set a course, FordPass™ Power My Trip maps a route that includes stops at nearby charge points if you need to add extra range. Recharging is easy, too, thanks to the Ford BlueOval™ Charge Network, which includes more than 7,300 DC fast chargers.

“By giving customers the most accurate range assessments possible and the charge tools they need to tow reliably, we believe they’ll move past the myths about towing with an electric truck and embrace the value-added benefits F-150 Lightning provides,” said Ford F-150 Lightning Chief Engineer Linda Zhang. “As they get accustomed to how Intelligent Range and Power My Trip work, they’ll naturally adjust their routines — whether that’s stopping for lunch and a DC fast charge or finding a route that simplifies their drive.”

Ford is making it incredibly easy — and appealing — to go all-electric. Want to learn how you can get your hands on a red-hot 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning? Contact the experts at Shults Ford Harmarville in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Worst Things About Owning a Truck

Owning a truck isn’t all fun and games, as many pickup owners have likely already told you. There’s a few downsides that not everyone will enjoy. Here are some of the worst things about owning a truck presented by us here at Shults Ford of Harmarville.

You’ll be the center of attention at tailgates.

If there’s one thing trucks are the sole leaders of, it’s tailgating. The bed is perfect for hanging out and transporting coolers, grills, and other necessary items for a tailgate party. That means you might find people gathering around your truck on game day.

You’ll have to eat a lot of pizza.

Pizza is the go-to food of people who have just moved. Since trucks are some of the capable vehicles in the industry, odds are you’ll be asked to help people move. Put two and two together, and odds are you’ll find yourself scarfing down quite a bit of pizza.

You’ll be the transportation for many trips.

Trucks are some of the most versatile vehicles on the road, which means there are few places you aren’t capable of exploring. Unfortunately, that means you might find yourself driving when you take your friends camping or exploring areas otherwise unreachable by car.

On the bright side, you’ll get to have some pretty cool adventures.

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Speculation Over Refreshed Ford F-150

Refreshed Ford F-150 Raptor

The Ford F-150 Raptor brought a new exterior design that pickup owners were happy about

The Ford F-150 was just dramatically redesigned for the 2015 model year. However, it seems a refreshed Ford F-150 is not too far off down the road. In fact, spy photographers in the automotive industry may have taken a few photographs of what seems to be a refreshed 2018 F-150.

With the latest round of spy shots, which you can see on Autoblog, it seems the updated truck model will have a smoother hood, along with the possibility of fender vents like on the all-new Ford Super Duty lineup. The black-and-white polka dots in the picture are an attempt to disguise the finer details of the design.

However, compared to spy shots captured even earlier, the latest images don’t have as many changes. This either means that Ford is keeping the true design under wraps or it has changed its mind about some design updates.

One thing most automotive experts are sure about is that the 2018 Ford F-150 will likely come with a new light-duty diesel engine. This powerful engine could be a 3.0-liter V6 with 254 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque, a welcome addition to the much-loved truck.

What changed or updates are you hoping to see in the brand-new 2018 F-150? Let us know by commenting below.