- Feb 18, 2020
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- Dual Motor FSD
- Design, Woodworking
You are absolutely right. I was speculating based on the early leaked info before the reveal. After seeing all the details, this will be a great option for Ford guys and people who don't like low poly trucks, but pales in comparison to the CT specs and price wise. The lack of V2H is the one major advantage for F-150...I live in Texas and survived the freezing week long blackouts, and this would have been so helpful. I have a heavily tree shaded home so solar/powerwall isn't an option for me. Please add V2H Elon!IIRC, the payload for all variants of CT is 3500 lbs, compared to 2000 lbs for the F150L. I agree, the specs are not weak when compared with ICE 1/2 ton trucks, but the CT will have much more payload and towing capacity in trimotor variant. The dual motor will have similar towing specs but more payload by quite a bit.
The lack of variable suspension on the F150 is a huge deficit in comparison, IMO. Guys only wanting a work truck probably won't care, but people like me that do travel rough dirt roads regularly will crave variable suspension.
I do challenge that the F150L is going to be $52k with any good accumulation of options. Every bit of language I heard was "available" this, or with small graphics showing "optional". All those costs are going to add many thousands to the vehicle. I would bet a well apportioned (not even the top trim level) will cost $70k, putting it at a price point of the CT3, with much lower specs.
It's a good looking truck, based on traditional styling. This is going to attract buyers for sure. I don't see how Lordstown survives at this point. This is a much better truck than the Endurance and by a known, trusted entity.
I'm hoping that Tesla now puts out their production specs and they include a power frunk and more outlets, along with a way to power your house. That would wipe the floor with F150 at that point.