These 2 Electric Ford Models Are Making History
The Blue Oval is an automotive legend. Entire families swear by the brand and pass on their passion for Ford vehicles to their children for generations. Ford took a huge leap of faith by electrifying two of its most popular models. The Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck and Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV are making history.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E still pushes plenty of ponies
Consumers were skeptical about the Ford Mustang Mach-E because it is the first electric American “muscle car”. Ford made some major adjustments to the nameplate to bring the Mustang into the future. Even some of the oldest living Ford fans have embraced the electric SUV.
The Mach-E may not physically resemble internal combustion engine Mustangs enough for some fans, but it certainly produces enough horsepower to qualify as a Mustang. It makes 266 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque. The Mach-E comes in several different trim levels that offer more power and range.
The SUV vehicle segment is the most popular vehicle segment in America, thanks to models like the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. Ford’s first electric SUV has the potential to become the most popular in its niche. The Mach-E has an attractive exterior design, a futuristic cabin, and exciting driving dynamics. It is already winning multiple awards because of how well-rounded and practical it is. Will the Mach-E eventually become the most popular electric SUV in America year after year, or will another automaker rival the exciting new EV?
The Ford F-150 Lightning could be America’s new favorite pickup truck
The Ford F-150 is currently America’s favorite pickup truck based on sales. Americans love the Ford F-150 because it is a practical, affordable work truck.
The Blue Oval is replicating its winning formula by electrifying its most popular nameplate. The Ford F-150 Lightning already has over 200,000 reservations. According to Kelley Blue Book, the electric pickup truck is backlogged by three years, and it hasn’t even hit dealerships yet.
The Ford F-150 Lightning starts at $39,974. After the electric vehicle tax incentive, the F-150 Lightning’s price could decrease to just $32,474. It makes 426 horsepower and 775 lb-ft of torque. The standard range models can travel for 230 miles. Long range models can travel for a whopping 300 miles.
Pickup trucks often produce the most carbon emissions because of their gas mileage. The Ford F-150 Lightning is historic because it is playing an integral role in the fight against climate change.
Ford is betting big on the electric future
The Blue Oval is betting big on the electric future. It electrified two of its most popular nameplates. The company’s gamble is paying off in a big way. The electric future is bright thanks to new EVs like the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Ford F-150 Lightning.