In the Year of the Electric Truck, Some Real Talk from Texas Auto Dealers

"The Ford F-150 Lightning is part of a wave of electric trucks coming in 2022."

"The transition to electric vehicles will enter a new phase this spring with the debut of the Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck, the first all-electric edition of the country’s top-selling vehicle.

In McKinney, Texas, a far-flung suburb of Dallas, the enthusiasm for the new model is running high, said Bob Tomes, owner of Bob Tomes Ford. His customers have made deposits on nearly 500 of the EVs, which is a lot.

“People are extremely, extremely excited about it,” Tomes said.

But he also is disappointed that parts shortages and other issues mean that Ford is unable to build the trucks fast enough to meet demand, so only a few of his customers will get one right away."

Dan Gearino reports for Inside Climate News January 6, 2022.

Source: Inside Climate News, 01/07/2022