Study Shows Electric Trucks Cut More Greenhouse Emissions

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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.

If you’re interested in going electric, whether it be with the F-150 Lightning or the new Mustang Mach-E, contact the experts at Shults Ford Harmarville in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

[1] 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.

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.