unfortunately, not yet. There are no full production vehicles made as of yet, so none of the testers have been able to test them. It would be nice if they could test one of the pre-production models just to give us some ballpark idea though.Do we have any hard data on actual mileage of new Ford lightning? I would love to see how it actually performs on real life.
Agreed. Especially with the fact that current milage estimates are based on a 1000lb payload. I would love to see what both the 230 and 300 mile trucks do without payload. That difference will affect whether I go pro or xltunfortunately, not yet. There are no full production vehicles made as of yet, so none of the testers have been able to test them. It would be nice if they could test one of the pre-production models just to give us some ballpark idea though.
The Lightning has 4 tires so the bike analogy has no bearing. Payload capacity for F-150s is 1640 lbs. Plus tires for pickups have greater load capacity than bike tires. Yes, driving slower will increase your range. An interesting video here about the video claiming more range. Also remember Ford has been testing EVs for a while now and if the F-150 had a 400 mile range you can bet Ford would make that the headline of the Lightning.We won't know till we get one and drive it but have you ever tried to ride a bike with tires 1/2 inflated. When you put 1000 pounds on two tires they flatten out and it is real hard to roll a square tire so I can see where a 1000 pounds can use a lot more fuel. but I am not and EV expert either. But I hope we can get more miles if we drive under 70 miles an hour