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September 28, 2022
'Complete and Total Disaster': YouTuber claims Ford's electric truck can't do basic truck things
The left is desperate to get you to drive electric vehicles. They are less concerned with making those electric vehicles effective, or able to do things their far more superior gas-powered counterparts can. That's the message from popular car YouTuber Tyler “Hoovie” Hoover. Minus the blatant political twist. That's all me.
Hoovie's channel "Hoovies Garage" has close to 1.5 million subscribers. He recently bought the new 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning and tested its towing capacity. You know, the basic function of a truck. It was a total disaster. (shout out to Breitbart)
Towing with my Ford Lightning EV Pickup was a TOTAL DISASTER!youtu.be
I don't know how many of you are gearheads vs are here's to sh*t on the left's radical agenda. The tl:dr is that Hoovie intended to use his new EV truck to tow a smaller, lighter 1930 model Ford truck. 128 miles round trip. The truck was charged for a 200-mile trip.
First the positives. Or, positive. No plural. If you are looking for a truck just so you can drive around your neighborhood looking cool and saying "look at me, I have a truck," then the 2023 Ford is effective. If you wanted to use your $7500 tax credit to buy a car that's suddenly $8500 more expensive, this could be the one for you.
If you are looking to do basic truck things, that's where you run into problems.
Just by pulling out of his neighborhood, about a quarter miles worth of driving, the truck lost 3 miles worth of a charge while trailing a light, aluminum trailer.
By the time Hoovie reached his 32-mile destination, the car lost 68 miles worth of a charge. By the time he completed the full 64-mile trip towing the 1930 model behind him, his truck was giving him warnings it was almost out of energy. That’s almost 90 miles of range in only 30 miles. Hoovie said that was abysmal. He wasn't sure why EVs tow so bad but guessed it was because the EV doesn’t have a normal transmission.
If a truck towing 3,500 pounds can’t even go 100 miles — that is ridiculously stupid. This truck can’t do normal truck things. You would be stopping every hour to recharge, which would take about 45 minutes a pop, and that is absolutely not practical.
Hoovie's assessment is similar to the journalist who attempted an epic fail of a road trip in his EV. Also, the guy who had his EV break down and needed to have it pushed by coal miners. Irony is a saucy minx.
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