The Ford F-150 Lightning has finally made it. This week, Jimmy Fallon poked fun at the Lightning electric truck, highlighting the electric truck’s new frunk. What did The Tonight Show host have to say about the Ford F-150 Lightning frunk?
Jimmy Fallon promoted the Ford F-150 Lightning frunk this week on The Tonight Show
In a partnership with Ford, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon decided to highlight the F-150 Lightning. He noted that while he knew of Ford’s electric truck, he was more of a gasoline truck kind of guy. Fallon stated that he uses his F-150 pickup truck to “haul pumpkins,” which he could totally do in the Lightning if need be.
Fallon clearly did not know much about the truck while presenting, noting that it had “10 kilowatts of electricity” at one point. The Ford F-150 Lightning extended-range battery system can store 131 kilowatt-hours of energy and deliver up to 9.6 kilowatts of power.
He even called it the “all-new electric, all-electric new Ford truck,” which is true. The host did know you could power your house for three days with the Lightning, which devolved into powering a wedding reception in Yosemite National Park. Noting that the Lightning can go from zero to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds, which is actually slower than Ford claims now.
Fallon loved the Ford F-150 Lightning frunk so much that he wrote a song
Fallon decided to perform a song as a Swedish pop duo named Frünké, who wrote a song titled “Junk in My Frunk.” While describing the Ford F-150 Lightning frunk, some of the main attributes were that “It’s got outlets. It’s got everything, giant touchscreens; it’s the coolest looking thing I’ve ever seen.”
Regardless, the Lightning electric truck is clearly easy to promote. At one point, Fallon said the truck was bigger than his first apartment. He didn’t seem to know where the engine went or why the frunk was there, but the front trunk impressed him nonetheless.
This was a clever partnership for Ford because even though the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon has a huge audience, not everyone is aware of the Lightning’s frunk. To be fair, the truck looked exceptionally cool during its moment in the spotlight.
This is just one of many electric trucks hitting the market in 2022
The Lightning has set the bar pretty high for other electric trucks hitting the market this year. The GMC Hummer EV Pickup is already in the hands of buyers, and Rivian has started deliveries of the R1S electric truck. There are plenty of options, but the Lightning seems to be a favorite so far.
Bringing electric trucks like the Ford F-150 Lightning into mainstream media is one way to get more widespread EV adoption. Perhaps everyone will have an electric vehicle of some kind in the near future.