It’s shaping up to be the year of the electric pickup truck. Both the Rivian R1T and GMC Hummer EV are now reaching paying customers, and the Ford F-150 Lightning is entering production this spring. Ford has so many reservations for it—200,000 at last count—that they’ve adjusted production targets from 40,000 to 150,000 units annually.
I’ve never really needed a truck, or even really wanted one. That seems to be changing. Aside from my ’72 Land Cruiser, I’ve mostly been a car guy. That ’72 was the bomb, taking my friends and I just about anywhere our skis needed to go. But, 9 mpg just didn’t cut it on a baker’s budget so it had to go. Now, my Nissan Leaf with its 120+ mpg equivalent battery is my ride of choice. Or, is it?
I gotta say that the Rivian, the Ford Lightening, and now the Silverado are all catching my eye! My little Leaf isn’t eager to head north to the Yukon any time soon, but I bet my eFord or eSilverado would be just itching to do so!
Who will be first? You? CBJ fleets? Local businesses? Whoever it will be, it sounds like if you’re not in line yet, you’d better hurry up and get there!
Source: Outside Online
And, for you diehard Ford fans, here is a great piece on the upcoming eF150! Nearly 750,000 F150s were sold in the US in 2021!