Epa range isn’t the same as real world. The miles to empty on gas fords don’t match up with epa either. It is based on driving history. If the battery had degraded that much, TFL would have mentioned it.
TFL may have been using an optimistic 1/2 the range and found a fast charging station close to that. How much the range drops when towing is highly dependent on the trailer. A boat will decrease the range much less than an empty enclosed cargo trailer of similar weight.
I’d like to see a follow up taking a boat to Andre’s favorite lake.
I see, the Lariat indeed has the long range battery but what confused me is that it didn’t start the test with the advertised 320 mile range before tow mode was selected, it was something like 282 or 40 miles less even before the test began. So yes, There’s something wrong with either the battery or Ford’s range software….
however, I agree that towing normally reduces a pickup’s range to about a third so even with the full advertised range, the Lightning still wouldn’t make it to the destination without a charge. Even the 400 mile range of the Lightning EV wouldn’t quite get there….
I actually used it, and I'm still under the first year subscription. During long trips, one full-time college student would use the car Wi-Fi, the other adult logged in to work through the phone's mobile hotspot. This helped tremendously for the once-monthly trip for medical treatment that was very far away.
That's a good explanation jpd80. In April, Stellantis tried to steal Ford's thunder figuratively speaking when they sent out this twit/tweet around the same time as the F-150 Lightning launch event.
As you mentioned, maybe Ford is attempting to prevent Stellantis and other companies from stealing Ford's thunder literally. 😀
Except how much of it is Ford offering the hotspot functionality as a value-added feature for the owner of the vehicle...
... vs. value-add for AT&T's marketing department, since service is only available through AT&T?