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ragincajun03
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Ford raises price of electric F-150 Lightning by up to $8,500; 'significant' battery costs

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DETROIT – Ford Motor on Tuesday said it is increasing the starting prices of its electric F-150 Lightning pickup due to "significant material cost increases and other factors."

The Detroit automaker said the price increases – between $6,000 and $8,500, depending on the model – will not impact customers who have ordered a vehicle and are awaiting delivery. They will affect an undisclosed number of reservation holders who have not yet ordered a truck.


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Ford is the latest automaker to increase pricing of their newest electric vehicles amid rising inflation and commodity costs. General Motors previously raised the price of its Hummer EV pickup by $6,250, while EV startups Rivian Automotive and Lucid increased the costs of their vehicles substantially more than that. Tesla also has raised pricing this year on its vehicles.

Raw material costs for batteries for electric vehicles more than doubled during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a recent report by consulting and research firm AlixPartners.


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Starting this fall, Ford on Tuesday also said the electric range of F-150 Lightning models with a standard battery is expected to increase by 10 miles to 240 miles. Trucks with a larger battery have a range of up to 320 miles.


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Think I’ll just stick with my ole gasoline powered F150 that gets me about 450 miles of range on a full tank.


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I just cannot understand the point of this truck. It is inferior to a regular F150 in every conceivable way.


kywildcatfanone
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It has a frunk.


And people will still pay it.
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Croacka
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$8,500


at current gas prices, thats roughly 50,000 miles of gas you could buy


LSUcajun77
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Wasn’t there a thread on the towing capabilities of the gas vs electric, and the electric was significantly lower in miles?

I don’t understand having an electric truck.


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DontThreadOnMe
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I read an article the other day that extolled how American automakers were catching up to Tesla with their EV tech.

I laughed for a while.


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240 miles


Will "almost" make it to Gulf Shores. Guess you'd have to recharge at Buckee's.
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ragincajun03
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at current gas prices, thats roughly 50,000 miles of gas you could buy


And filling up takes a fraction of the time as charging up. Not going to wait around for several hours to “fill up” a vehicle. That’s some bull shite.


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This experiment DC and automakers just isn't going to work. Time to shelve truck lines and move on.


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Chitown_Badger
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Funny how closely that number aligns with the EV credit that was just pushed through in the "inflation reduction bill". Didn't see this type of thing coming.
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kywildcatfanone
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Guess you'd have to recharge at Bucky's.


Or Bucees. Bucees is great for EV people, you can shop for hours while waiting on your charge.


TigerDog83
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Interesting that this price rise is almost the same amount of the credit included in the garbage "Inlfation Reduction Act" that just passed the senate. Graft and corruption on full display.


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ragincajun03
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Funny how closely that number aligns with the EV credit that was just pushed through in the "inflation reduction bill".


I didn’t even think about that. Oh well!


Chitown_Badger
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Yep, in the name of the "little guy" and going green, they're going to save the average consumer $0 and just transfer a bunch more money to big business. How very liberal of them.


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jimjackandjose
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Isnt the EV tax credit in the new bill 8500? Hilarious


concrete_tiger
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$8,500


at current gas prices, thats roughly 50,000 miles of gas you could buy


There are over 3500 vehicles on Autotrader with 3 hours of my house for $8500 or less. Crazy to think how much these batteries cost, and that's just the INCREASE in cost.


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keakar

Make this shareable!!


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mauser
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You better recharge before the tunnel just in case you get stuck in traffic waiting to get through .



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mauser
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249 miles. How much does running the AC reduce the range?


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