EV truck reservation poll - Lightning vs Cybertruck vs R1T

Which EV truck do you have reserved?


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I wouldn't want that.
 

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Maybe add Silverado to the poll. Not yet taking orders, but Chevy giving a first look on January 5th. Might still be years from production. The CT is on the poll because Tesla took reservations, but is the CT any closer to production than the Silverado?.....just saying. 🤔
 

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if ford has balls, they'll make the next raptor available ONLY in electric. 4 motors. 500 mile range. who wouldn't want that?
People may want it, but very few will pay the absurd price that it would cost.
Consider the platinum is $90k US.
For the ICE trucks, the raptor is pretty much as expensive as the limited truck.
Now for the electric like you say, that would be added weight from more motors which would decrease range, than add a bigger battery to make up for that lost range (if such a battery would even fit in the truck) and you would likely be looking at a 8000lb+ truck that likely costs somewhere around $120k.
Raptors also have large bulky wheels/tires which would be a huge hit to range as well.
A 8000lb+ truck would not be very good offroad no matter what you put on it - it is just too heavy.
 

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People may want it, but very few will pay the absurd price that it would cost.
Consider the platinum is $90k US.
For the ICE trucks, the raptor is pretty much as expensive as the limited truck.
Now for the electric like you say, that would be added weight from more motors which would decrease range, than add a bigger battery to make up for that lost range (if such a battery would even fit in the truck) and you would likely be looking at a 8000lb+ truck that likely costs somewhere around $120k.
Raptors also have large bulky wheels/tires which would be a huge hit to range as well.
A 8000lb+ truck would not be very good offroad no matter what you put on it - it is just too heavy.
You basically just described the Hummer which is also ~$112k or something, 9000lb, etc.
 

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People may want it, but very few will pay the absurd price that it would cost.
Consider the platinum is $90k US.
For the ICE trucks, the raptor is pretty much as expensive as the limited truck.
Now for the electric like you say, that would be added weight from more motors which would decrease range, than add a bigger battery to make up for that lost range (if such a battery would even fit in the truck) and you would likely be looking at a 8000lb+ truck that likely costs somewhere around $120k.
Raptors also have large bulky wheels/tires which would be a huge hit to range as well.
A 8000lb+ truck would not be very good offroad no matter what you put on it - it is just too heavy.
Somebody should have told GM that 10 years ago LOL
 

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The hummer isn't selling remotely anywhere close to what the f150 is. It is in Ford's best interest to get the easy sales of few options before creating new trims/options. The less options there is the easier and faster they can get them out.
 

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Yeah despite having a Lightning reservation and loving EVs, at the moment an EV Raptor is a terrible idea. The Raptor is a desert runner at heart, meaning jumps and remaining nimble, at least as much as a half ton truck can be. An EV Raptor would be so heavy the jumps that the current Raptor could do would either demolish whatever they had for shocks and/or tires, or would need to be so overbuilt to prevent it that the weight of those parts would destroy performance.

Weight in the end would kill the EV Raptor in the same way the much heavier RAM TRX is a front heavy, plowing, and unsteady beast compared to the Raptor when making quick direction changes off-road. There is a reason most of their boasting for that truck is just in straight line 0-60 times. An EV Raptor would be even worse, even with low center of gravity.

It may get there eventually, as batteries and motors improve and weight drops, aside from solid state batteries I see weight improvements as the key to the future of EVs since it would be a quick way to improved range. But no, an EV Raptor would be awful. I expect even the Raptor R if they try to chase the RAM TRX will have the same front heavy issues. Ford was right to go for a lighter weight engine with the TT V6.

Now, an SVT Lightning EV for on-road performance would be fun.
 
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I can only afford F150, I can afford XLT, would like to get PRO and add what I need if that's possible, I have a Bronco scheduled soon, most likely will be trading the Bronco for the F150.
Those $70K+ Rivians, are you kidding me?!! $1500 to get my color or choice?! screw that Tesla way of milking people, the max I would be paying for color is the $595 for my Cyber Orange, still feel dumb doing that.
 

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Those $70K+ Rivians, are you kidding me?!! $1500 to get my color or choice?! screw that Tesla way of milking people, the max I would be paying for color is the $595 for my Cyber Orange, still feel dumb doing that.
Manufacturers have been doing that way before Tesla.

Porsche special colors are $3,500 up to $11,000 or something like that.
 

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Reaaaaaally have a strong disdain for Tesla. But I’m a big fan of CT. I think it looks a lot better when you look at it as a tank/suv vs a truck.
 
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