The adoption of electric powered vehicles is being discussed and reported on more now than ever before and is becoming a reality. Beginning in 2021, there has been a large influx of new EV models introductions.
How quickly will companies adopt EVs in commercial fleets?
That depends on the fleet and how they use the vehicles (range, energy consumption, charging needs, climate, etc.). Additional considerations that impact the speed of EV adoption included infrastructure to support EVs (power and utilities, charging station availability), government support (incentives and regulation), and of course consumers/fleets who are willing to purchase. Currently only 2% of the vehicles on the road are EVs.
Manufacturers are introducing enough vehicles over the coming 18 months to more than double the current product selection.
We will be introducing these vehicles in a series of blogs over time.
Let’s start with the Ford F-150 Lightning!
Model: F-150 Lightning
Price Range: $39,974 to upwards of $95,000
Estimated Production Date: Spring 2022
Here is a video overview:
EPA range and battery options (Source: insideevs.com)
All versions are dual-motor, AWD. The Pro version comes with the standard range battery for up to 230 miles of expected range. There is an extended range battery that extends the range up to 300 miles. This is optional in the XLT and Lariat ($10,000) and standard with the Platinum trim.
Fleet ordering and retail ordering (by reservation) is currently open.
This vehicle is launching on April 26, 2022 at 1:30 pm ET.
Have you considered EVs for your fleet?