What these early F-150 Lightning customers think of the electric truck


Sergio Rodriguez took delivery of his all-electric F-150 Lightning in California on June 18 and then promptly took it on a cross-country road trip to Georgia.

With more than 3,000 miles already on his truck, Rodriguez, 41, is in “awe” of the experience so far: “I think it’s a remarkable vehicle. It definitely covers everything that I’ve been looking for. something, as far as an electric vehicle, that was able to support and provide for everything that I do.”

Customer reaction to Lightning and its embrace by retail and commercial customers will be watched closely by industry analysts as a signal of EV adoption overall. As first deliveries reach buyers, features such as the front trunk, or “frunk,” and the truck’s torquey driving experience are initially pleasing customers eager to drive an electrified version of America’s best-selling truck.

Sales of the Lightning will be key to helping Ford reach its goals of hitting annual EV production capacity of 600,000 units by next year and 2 million by 2026. launched production in April of the Lightning at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn. The event marked the electrification of America’s most popular vehicle and the rollout of the first mass-market electric pickup in the United States.

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