Ford F-150 Lightning versus GMC, Tesla, Chevy and Rivian electric trucks
You’ve probably heard of these trucks if you haven’t been living under a rock lately. The Ford F-150 Lightning is arguably the most popular, but how does it compare to other electric trucks from Tesla, Chevy, GMC and Rivian? Specifically, the Chevy Silverado EV, Tesla Cybertruck, GMC Hummer EV Pickup, and Rivian R1T electric trucks.
Comparing the Ford F-150 Lightning to other electric trucks like the GMC Hummer EV Pickup
After many discussions, CBS says the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck is finally about to hit dealerships. The F-150 is the most popular vehicle in the country as is, and it will now be available as an electric vehicle. However, it will have fierce competition in a few months. Plenty of options are rolling out this year: the GMC Hummer EV, Chevy Silverado EV, Rivian R1T, and the elusive Tesla Cybertruck.
It’s crucial to keep in mind that the Tesla Cybertruck only has hypothetical numbers so far, as does the Rivian R1T. While the R1T has fallen into the hands of some customers, the higher numbers are still estimates. Since being postponed until next year, Tesla has been pretty quiet on the Cybertruck. The Lightning has impressive power numbers and solid enough battery life for most people (with the extended battery).
|Powertrain and Range||Power (hp)||Torque (lb-ft)||Range (mi., est.)|
|Ford F-150 Lightning||563||775||300|
|Chevy Silverado EV||664||780||400|
|Tesla Cybertruck||800 (estimate)||1,000 (estimated)||500|
|GMC Hummer EV pickup||1,000||11,500 (to the axle)||329|
|Rivian R1T||800 (estimate)||900 (estimate)||400 (estimated)|
If buyers decide to go with the standard battery, the Lightning gets a range of around 230 miles. Ford has yet to release the kilowatt-hour rating for the batteries, which will leave a lot of information unknown for now. However, Ford offers an 80-amp home charging system capable of adding 30 miles of range per hour.
What are the F-150 Lightning’s payload and towing numbers compared to other trucks like the Chevy Silverado EV?
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When it comes to electric trucks, most people want to know payload and towing capacity. One of the main selling points of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is the 10,000-pound towing capacity on XLT and Lariat trims. Buyers, however, need the Extended Range Battery and Max Trailer Tow package to get it. Ford has added Pro Trailer Hitch Assist to help tow heavy loads, but it hasn’t been tested yet.
|Towing and payload||Towing (lbs)||Payload (lbs)|
|Ford F-150 Lightning||10,000||2,000|
|Chevy Silverado EV||10,000||1,300|
|GMC Hummer EV pickup||7,500||1,300|
The Tesla Cybertruck has an alleged towing capacity of 14,000 pounds on the heavy tri-motor trim. Then the Rivian R1T can tow 11,000 pounds allegedly. The Silverado EV RST should be able to tow 10,000 pounds when released, but it’s only rated for 1,300 pounds of payload. The Silverado EV WT has a hypothetical tow rating of 20,000, but that has yet to be fully confirmed.
The GMC Hummer EV pickup can tow 7,500 pounds and has a payload of 1,300 pounds. However, no one at GMC mentioned the lineup with those numbers.
The price of these electric trucks is everywhere, but the GMC Hummer EV is at the top
Ford has fallen low on the starting price of the F-150 Lightning, starting at $41,669. And if that wasn’t enough, he still qualifies for the $7,500 federal tax credit. If you want the fully loaded premium version, however, it will be over $90,000. The GMC Hummer EV starts at $112,595 for the first Edition 1 version. Hopefully, a less flashy version will hit dealerships later for a more reasonable amount.
The Chevy Silverado EV also starts with a bang. The First Edition will start at $105,000, with a lesser WT trim level starting at $39,900. Chevy says other options will be between $50,000 and $80,000. The Rivian R1t will start at $67,500. A large battery will cost you $6,000 more, but offers a range of 320 miles. If you want 400 miles of range, that’ll add $16,000 to the price.
The Tesla Cybertruck was supposed to start at under $40,000, but Tesla has been raising prices at a rapid pace recently. The EV maker hasn’t released updated pricing or information on the Cybertruck, but it’s believed to be working on it behind the scenes.
For now, there’s still a lot up in the air with the next generation of electric trucks. Many details are yet to be confirmed by the brands. Tesla is taking its time with the Cybertruck, but it will be a worthwhile electric truck. Until then, keep your eyes peeled for the Ford F-150 Lightning to appear at a job site near you.
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