Ford CEO’s F-150 Lightning EV Trip Has Some Issues

Ford CEO Jim Farley

F-150 Lightning EV Trip

Ford CEO Jim Farley hit the road in an F-150 Lightning last week, traversing Route 66 and the American West to put the electric truck through its paces. He documented his trip on LinkedIn and X, the social-media website formerly known as Twitter.

At the end of the trip on Sunday, Farley shared his experience with charging the massive electric pickup truck.

“Charging has been pretty challenging,” Farley said in a video posted on X. “It was a really good reality check of the challenges our customers go through and the importance of fast charging.”

Farley said he visited a popular charging depot on Interstate 5 in Coalinga, California, where there were plenty of Tesla Superchargers. The Ford CEO, however, had to use a low-speed charger that he said delivered him a 40% charge in about 40 minutes.

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