Ford F-150 Lightning Towing Test: 10,000 Pound Trailer in Colorado Winter



Photo: Jim Farley

Ford CEO Jim Farley shared new videos of the F-150 Lightning on Thursday, showing what the electric truck could actually be capable of in less than ideal conditions.

Ford engineers drove multiple of the electric F-150 Lightning pickups through an eight-mile stretch of Interstate 70 in Colorado while towing a 10,000-pound trailer, according to a post from @Farley on Twitter.

As detailed in the post, the road included a 7 percent incline to a high point of 11,158 feet above sea level.

The post also included a short video of the F-150 Lightning with the trailer attached, as it makes its way through a snowy landscape.

While the feat is impressive, many users noted that they’d like to know how much range the truck has with a 10,000-pound trailer attached.

The Ford F-150 Lightning gained range ratings from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) earlier this month, with the entry-level variant featuring 230 miles, while the Pro Extended Range and Platinum variants were rated for 320 and 300 miles, respectively.

At the beginning of the month, Ford unveiled plans to run its electric vehicle (EV) and internal combustion engine (ICE) business separately, which Farley hopes can bring the company to Tesla-like levels of value and market capitalization.

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