The newest version of Ford’s F-150 pickup coming soon to market. The pickup looks much like its original popular gas-powered version. The difference is battery powered. Ford has branded the pickup as the F-150 Lighting that is able to travel up to 300 miles per battery charge which has a frame designed to safely hold a huge lithium battery. Ford says should your electricity goes out in your house it can provide power to your house. The powered battery charges from zero to 60 mph (97 kilometers per hour that will take just 4.5 seconds.
Ford is betting that the new F-150 starting a nearly 40,000 (before options) will be America’s top selling vehicles will attract buyers who favored rugged pickup trucks prized for strength and durability. If the new F-150 achieves high performance in strength and durability, America will moved away from petroleum burners to green energy efficiency— boosting Biden’s effort in fighting climate change. Ford CEO Jim Farley said, It’s a watershed moment for me. It’s a very important transition for our industry.”
However, Biden green energy plan is facing some resistance because critics fear the loss of auto industry jobs in a shift away from gasoline-fueled vehicles. Critics argue EVs are much simpler and takes fewer workers to build them. And, bottleneck supply chain could leave automaker short of computer chips for months or even years.
The F-150 Lightening is a critical factor to Biden’s policies that he visited the Ford Plant in Michigan where he test-drove the truck on a test track.