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  • Ford's F150 Lightning is actually the most important vehicle they've made in a long time.
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  • Tux
    Tux 5 months ago +7749

    No gimmicks, genuinely useful features, Ford did a VERY good job with this truck

    • Chris Tocan
      Chris Tocan 6 days ago

      @Austin Newcomer Yes sure. Never said anything different.

    • Austin Newcomer
      Austin Newcomer 7 days ago

      @Random Asian Kid we don’t care

    • Austin Newcomer
      Austin Newcomer 7 days ago

      @Rich Pirhana and you can barely get that far with a full tank of gas in most trucks lol

    • Austin Newcomer
      Austin Newcomer 7 days ago

      @Monish N it’d be really useful for people with really unreliable power grids. Texas, for example

    • Austin Newcomer
      Austin Newcomer 7 days ago

      @Chris Tocan the same can be said for people who don’t need a regular gas truck either. And there’s a lot of ‘em.

  • Parker Davis
    Parker Davis 5 months ago +491

    As an electric car nerd, I've always looked at the EV marketplace as the best place for companies to switch up how we think about cars. This Ford F-150 is the first of all of these to make me go, "huh. Maybe there is a little something to how things have been done." And to me, it looks like the single most compelling EV option for anyone and everyone that *doesn't* care about EVs. Which, I should add, is the only way mass adoption is ever going to become a reality as fast as we need it to be. Great coverage, Marques.

    • Count2Potato
      Count2Potato Month ago

      @Neojhun brainwashed? Really? Yet you push for EV? Thats fucking rich. Hydrogen is a pipedream now. They can invest more tech into it considering how great its potential is. Unlimited fuel and the biproduct is water. Something to work towards. Natural gas and hybrid are the only options right now. Full electric is not. Absolutely no studies or research shows that there are enough resources to do full electric worldwide. Yet ironicay the same asshoels that's say "trust the science" are going for ev. It's a money grab for billionaires and corporations that's don't give a fuck about anyone or anything besides profit. You hitch your wagon to it and think it will impact the environment. Guess what. They still need to oil to make plastic and "green" energy can't support even 10% of the population. All of which are made by plastics and fiber glass. Costs more to make and dispose of than using gas. Do some research. Stop listening to Bill nye as your source of science.

    • The End
      The End Month ago

      @Neojhun The vast majority of people that own real trucks never even use the bed to move cargo, like. I said you live in a twat state obviously, if you don't look closer and you'll see trucks hauling stuff everyday.

    • The End
      The End Month ago

      @Neojhun You must live in a state like California, I live in the Midwest, I don't know a single person who owns a truck to put a dresser in the back. We all use it to tow boats, trailers, campers, snowmobiles, or a lot of other things. Are you suggesting Ford, Chevrolet, and Dodge all make 3 separate levels of trucks for fun?

    • Neojhun
      Neojhun Month ago

      @Count2Potato LOL you are brainwashed. Hydrogen H2 distribution network to supply tens of thousands of vehicles in one city is not possible. That is just a physical limitation.

    • Neojhun
      Neojhun Month ago

      @The End WTF does that even mean? The amount of people who actually tow a large load with Pickup Trucks is very low. Still can haul alot of cargo in the bed and not effect range greatly.

  • seprarep
    seprarep 5 hours ago

    Good luck charging CCS in the USA! I’m in N. California I just had 3 failures at Electrify America where only 2 of the measly 4 chargers were working which is a daily crap shoot . Don’t believe me , download the App and check your local stations. Better not think your road trip will be smooth or without annoying delay! Don’t even try chargepoint , or EVgo they are a worse joke than EA. Some are Nice vehicles but with a miserably incompetent charging infrastructure!! Don’t walk away run! Go ahead buy a non Tesla and you will regret it. I know I do ! 51k miles driven and I give up. Tesla on order

  • Clarence Steward
    Clarence Steward 4 months ago +229

    Yep that truck is going to sell like crazy. A lot of contract workers will have this truck also. You can literally go camping and power up all of your needs

    • Casey Hayes
      Casey Hayes Month ago +1

      ​@Clarence Steward Yeah, people ignore a lot of ridiculously priced ICE vehicles when they get into these discussions. Especially in full size SUVs some of those are horrible value when you factor in fuel price.

    • First name Last name
      First name Last name Month ago +1

      Group 31 commercial batteries and an inverter is much cheaper. Lol I can literally supply up to 6k watts all day long and never have to worry about losing power. I prefer my method. Way cheaper than a 90k truck and in the end my 4 cyl gas burner that gets 35mpg and is going on a quarter million miles has done more positive for the planet.

    • Clarence Steward
      Clarence Steward Month ago +1

      @Elblancochingon but the truck is a power bank it stores power, it has the capabilities to give energy when there is no electricity a power bank is capable of storing energy and that energy stays there until you want to use it and come outside looking into your house is the reason why they don't even make sense so if you hook the thing to your house the power your house but your house already have electricity it made

    • Elblancochingon
      Elblancochingon Month ago

      @Clarence Steward we once had an ice storm in west ky and were without power for nearly a month...how long was New Orleans without power after hurricane Katrina and how long will parts of Florida be without power after Ian? Things can't always magically be repaired/rebuilt in a a day or 2 you know....not to mention rolling black outs and wildfires like California's. Good luck with your truck powering your house for a week...even 1 day and night for that matter. Enjoy the electric "kool-aid "....I wish you luck!

    • Clarence Steward
      Clarence Steward Month ago

      @Elblancochingon first of all my friends why would you even be watching videos of electrical trucks failures and not watching the truck that you want to purchase. Isn't that the American way when it comes to buying a truck you go and watch that truck and it's durability and capabilities and its power structure. And you do realize that they are still working on tractor trailers that can drive themselves to destinations to deliver commodities. So why would you second guess the engineering of this truck from other trucks. People who buy trucks know that a truck is going to have pros and con. Have you looked at how many outlets are on this truck. With that many outlets this truck has got to be a very powerful source. This tells me that Ford felt very confident about this truck because if four did not feel very confident about this truck they wouldn't give you all of those outlets. Everybody and their mama know that I'm telling you the truth they would not give you so many outlets on that truck if it was a weak power source. Like my dude said in the video it is the biggest power bank ever. And I'm pretty sure Ford has a unit that hooks to your house that allows this truck to use a certain amount of electricity to light up your house for a pretty long time because of managing electricity I mean giving you enough time for the power company to fix your power lines and have your power back on. A power company has to have your lights back on as quickly as possible it's not like you're going to be sitting there one til four months with no electricity. Quickly turn your electricity back on you will have power anyways

  • Adrian Garcia
    Adrian Garcia 3 months ago +32

    I've had my lightning lariat for about a week and man i love this thing!! it was definitely worth the almost year long wait. As always great video man, keep up the good work.

    • Michael E
      Michael E 2 days ago

      Until you need to buy new batteries every three years. Meanwhile, your truck is draining the power grid, so we burn more coal and natural gas to keep everyones lights on. This is causing rolling black outs in California and other USA states!

    • The End
      The End Month ago

      Pull something with it? fake account

    • meatpillow
      meatpillow 2 months ago +6

      @el chappo What part of "man i love this thing!!" made you think they'd consider sellling it?

    • el chappo
      el chappo 2 months ago +1

      U wana sell it?

  • Downhill
    Downhill 5 months ago +1075

    My first thought for that front trunk is TOOLS TOOLS. Saves precious space in the truck bed, keeps them out of the elements and locked away from thieves. And you can charge tool batteries etc... in there. Contractors will love that!

    • christian ramirez
      christian ramirez Month ago

      @Е hey man who hurt you??? You seem very fragile.
      1. I never said EVs are better than gas cars? However, do I think this Ford truck is cool? Yeah it is. Would I buy it as is? Absolutely not. I love my F150 and my Lexus.
      2. I actually have neighbors that have solar panels running to batteries that power their home partially and prioritize charge for their one EV. Not something I’d do, but they’re not burning coal so it’s possible to do

    • The End
      The End Month ago

      IT CANT PULL A TRAILER OVER A 100 MILES, DAH, WATCH VIDEOS.

    • Sentrike Gaming
      Sentrike Gaming 2 months ago

      Don’t get me started on hauling tools in the back of my truck I have a Tacoma and even though the bed has a lock and I have a cover on it I still would stash my tools away in a water proof giant box which I also lock as well if I had the f150 lighting I wouldn’t have to worry about locking my tools away nor having to leave my tools behind when I need to haul stuff in the bed of my truck but I don’t have the room cause of the giant water proof container my tools would be in

    • The General
      The General  5 months ago

      @TheMadmax0609 I see your point, where I hunt and sometimes camp isn’t 80 miles onto the woods but it’s a public access area in a town of around 200 people 80 miles from me, I don’t think an EV has ever gone there 😂 no charging station on the way and typically when I go I bring a trailer with a fourwheeler on it. A big advantage I see to EVs and specific task would be no noise, because starting my v8 truck with no muffler at 4am definitely disturbs some wildlife lol

    • TheMadmax0609
      TheMadmax0609 5 months ago

      @The General lots of people go "camping" in areas where there is electricity, albeit not true camping in my opinion.
      There are tons of videos with people who have Teslas and take them into the woods to go camping overnight. If you're driving 80 miles literally into the woods, then have another 80 miles before you get out of the woods then I would stick to gasoline. Some people have developed solar chargers while their cars are parked in the woods which give them about 15 extra miles of range a day using the Sun. It's crazy to think about.. but once an easily portable charging system is developed using the sun to gain 20 or 30 mi extra a day, electric cars will do to internal combustion what internal combustion did to the horse and carriage in the early 1900s.
      I mean, I would camp out in the woods for a week or two if there was a device plugged into my F-150 lightning that captured the sun's rays and kept the battery topped off. 👍

  • NickyNice
    NickyNice Month ago +1

    The future is here! Looking forward to the continued innovation from automakers. Pretty soon it will be tough to find a full combustion vehicle that isn’t at least a hybrid. As it should be!

  • saladass
    saladass 5 months ago +15

    Never been into trucks or big cars, but the utility this provides makes me want one. I can literally plug my house into this, instead of the other way round ._.

  • Alex
    Alex 2 months ago +5

    Out of all the electric cars available today, I could definitely see myself driving that.

  • Tyler Epler
    Tyler Epler 4 months ago +2

    Compared to Ford's past work on the Ford Fusion the body lines on this thing are insanely straight, it looks very well built like they actually took time on R&D, I wonder how parts availability will be for it should you need to service it/repair it, especially in an insurance claim situation should you get in an accident. That's where a lot of other EVs I've noticed have their downfall.

  • Tint Studio
    Tint Studio 5 months ago +3441

    I’m glad to see solid electric versions of staple vehicles. Ever since the Prius, too many have just been ugly.

    • Jhun Wong
      Jhun Wong 4 months ago

      But vast majority of Prius are not electric vehicles. Vast majority are 100% Gasoline Powered.

    • MONKEY Creations
      MONKEY Creations 5 months ago

      @Tech Freak I did a little digging and found out that teslas batteries are more efficient then most of its competitors. The New Silverado that gets a 400 mile range but does not have that drastic of a weight difference to the Ford f150 so they are using a different battery technology which is gaining them the added range but its just estimated so we won't know real world

    • Tech Freak
      Tech Freak 5 months ago

      @MONKEY Creations the problem is that the battery is the heaviest part of an electric vehicle. So sure, they could fit a bigger battery, but with all that extra weight it would require more power, which might negate any extended range. At some point there's diminishing returns.

    • Tech Freak
      Tech Freak 5 months ago

      @Jaewon Chang in America it is.

    • adolfo arias
      adolfo arias 5 months ago

      If it aint broke kind of thing. Really why change their best selling vehicle?

  • Sunday Dickson
    Sunday Dickson 5 months ago +10

    Thanks MKB for your objective review, so short, simple and straight to the point. I have always thought of the F-150 as a pacesetter, others come in to copy like the new Chevy EV truck, the front and rear lightbars, electrical outlets and frunk 😀. Your review again is on point 👍🏽

  • Brian Dorn
    Brian Dorn 4 months ago +20

    I'm still feeling weird about an electric F150, but now I actually appreciate what they've done. All the features make sense, and the ability to power your house is insane

    • Michael E
      Michael E 2 days ago +2

      Meanwhile, your truck is draining the power grid, so we burn more coal and natural gas to keep everyones lights on. This is causing rolling black outs in California and other USA states! 😆

  • Jordan Cooper
    Jordan Cooper 5 months ago +7

    Great video! I think the Lightning really caters itself toward the casual and work truck owners especially. Most of the points brought up in this video are really based on using this thing as a daily driver or as a work truck, both incredibly popular and extremely useful applications. However I still think this might scare off some potential owners with range anxiety, especially for towing. It’s kinda why I’m hopeful to see if we get an option to just fill the bed with another large battery as a range extender option. Maybe even removable if you could do it, but given how heavy that would be I’m not sure you’d want people taking it out at home. Given the carrying weight and power of the motors I don’t think it would be a problem to carry that much, and might even make a great shop project for some more technically inclined folks ;)

    • Alex Valdez
      Alex Valdez 5 months ago

      How much miles does it go in a single charge

  • superhawk20002
    superhawk20002 5 months ago +5

    Excellent review.
    Ford has done well with this. Its marketing, execution, after sales service, parts availability, and local dealers who have been trained to repair them -> each segment seems to have come together, esp compared to other EV manufacturers. And while its price is still up there, its still acceptable for the value.

  • sorenslothe
    sorenslothe 5 months ago +830

    This video could legitimately be an hour long, and I'd still sit here watching intently. Prodution quality is top notch as always, loving the car videos you guys are putting out.

    • Fish Barbeque
      Fish Barbeque 5 months ago +1

      I always feel like that! I just CANT skip!

    • Animaxtor
      Animaxtor 5 months ago +4

      It felt like the intro for a feature-length documentary...

    • OpTicFanBoy24
      OpTicFanBoy24 5 months ago +4

      He has a 20 min video last year about this truck

  • Karen's Garden Creations
    Karen's Garden Creations 18 days ago +7

    I received my Lightning in October, have put 1000 miles on it and i truly love it for many of the same reasons you state in the video. I had a Ram before and jumped on day 1 to reserve the lightning when it was announced. So happy to be an EV and F150 owner!

  • colton73
    colton73 4 months ago +6

    That’s definitely one of the best looking brand new vehicles I’ve ever seen. I’m used to it right away

  • Guillermo Landa
    Guillermo Landa 4 months ago +4

    I wouldn't want a moon buggy truck , I want something that looks and performs like this one . perfect .

  • EJ
    EJ 5 months ago +2

    it'd be smart of Ford to make a less powerful, stripped down version one of these that can be used in fleets. That'd hopefully increase the range further. Trucks and SUVs are the number 1 vehicles I see that should be electric. The more of these electric vehicles hopefully will allow the car enthusiast to enjoy our vehicles longer

    • Courtenay Blair
      Courtenay Blair 5 months ago +1

      They do. It's called the Pro and starts at $39k msrp

  • Moga
    Moga 5 months ago +1588

    *long silence* “you can also fit a human body in it.” Well then.

    • Eissa A.F
      Eissa A.F 4 days ago

      Its a reference from the Robert De Niro movie!

    • ad.a.m
      ad.a.m 4 days ago

      he went to the forest for a reason💭💭

    • Eissa A.F
      Eissa A.F 2 months ago

      Did you all just miss the reference?

    • Bob Mute
      Bob Mute 4 months ago

      i came here just for this comment

    • Ullum Illungi
      Ullum Illungi 5 months ago

      @Yugi GA same :D

  • Boof
    Boof 4 months ago +1

    Guy test driving this truck came to our store about 3-4ish months ago, we were impressed when he gave us a tour, main thing I liked was the full spare they come with and the amount of outlets it has, the only things I was disappointed to learn about it was the 300mi range which is good, but some of my trips consist of 400ish mi while hauling, around 600-5000lb, at least it's cheaper to charge than gasoline, otherwise a ramp would've been cool instead of the stairs, ramps helped a ton more before we got a f-350 with a lift gate

  • darryls117
    darryls117 3 months ago

    First of all, I genuinely appreciate your honest and impartial reviews. Second, I was hoping you would able to get a second look at the Hummer EV.

  • Nickelodeon
    Nickelodeon 4 months ago +5

    It can also drive an outstanding 85 miles when towing a average size camper! I hope you don’t plan on hauling anything far!

    • Luke Gray
      Luke Gray 3 months ago

      thats how vehicles work. More weight to tow, the worse the mileage. And electric vehicles cant go as far because they are run on battery. Obviously you didnt do a single bit of research into this argument.

    • Kei
      Kei 4 months ago +1

      You wouldn't dare add weight to a truck! Even though that's half the point of buying a truck

  • Geoffrey Moran
    Geoffrey Moran 4 months ago

    I can say that I saw one of these driving around (I live near a ford factory) and I only really realized what it was by the grill and light bar. Or I suppose I should say lack of grill and the added light bar. My only problem with this is the price as with most EVs are just out of reach for most people. As much as I have argued in favor of having an ev, we just couldn’t afford the cost of buying one.

  • kofuzi
    kofuzi 5 months ago +160

    Such a well made video

  • Keytap15
    Keytap15 5 months ago +8

    First time I’ve ever wanted a truck. This thing is so cool and useful. Very well thought out and best of all, it looks like something you’d actually want to drive. A lot of EV’s suffer in the looks department unfortunately.

    • Marmoth 409
      Marmoth 409 Month ago

      This truck is a pavement princess. Towing, hauling is a fucking joke. Work vehicles will remain ICE for a long time. This truck just screams, I want a truck but I do none of the work.

    • David Long
      David Long 4 months ago +1

      I don’t think it’s useful. Maybe if you want a truck as a everyday cruiser, but most guys I know like to tow/haul. This truck will not deliver range towing compared ice

  • Darth13
    Darth13 5 months ago

    I would love to hear your thoughts on the interior, specially the screen, because that was the only thing that made me rethink buying one.

  • Evan H L
    Evan H L 5 months ago +10

    I've been waiting for EV Trucks for a loooong time and I'm finally glad they're coming out in force. After seeing your first review of the F-150 Lightning I basically dropped any aspirations I had of owning a Rivian or w/e else and am now only settling for this truck. I'm just waiting for production to ramp up so I can pre-order one already!

    • Evan H L
      Evan H L 5 months ago +1

      @Treasure Hunter 2012 I did not, but I don't imagine myself ever buying a Travel Trailer.

    • Treasure Hunter 2012
      Treasure Hunter 2012 5 months ago

      Did you know this truck with Extended Range will only go 70 to 80 miles when pulling a Travel Trailer according toTFL.

  • Avery
    Avery 5 months ago

    Cool battery tech! A minivan that’s a battery bank paired to an inverter would be cool

  • Jake Broe
    Jake Broe 5 months ago +1448

    I don't need or want a truck, but this is incredible.

    • Zachary Jacques
      Zachary Jacques 4 months ago

      @James Kocks Me too. we will probably be a couple of years, because Toyota is slow in transitioning to electric cars

    • Enrique Lopez
      Enrique Lopez 5 months ago

      @Edward Alex It' to expensive, for a truck

    • Samuel Goldhyde
      Samuel Goldhyde 5 months ago

      Worst truck ever go play with your screens boy

    • Seb G
      Seb G 5 months ago

      saying that people are waiting for a "new f150" to upgrade......i dont think if i have a 2008 f150.....a 100 000$ on gonna make me buy one

    • Alex Valdez
      Alex Valdez 5 months ago

      @Tech Freak the work

  • George Ferguson
    George Ferguson 3 months ago +1

    You had me at Milwaukee tools.
    Well, before that, actually. Fun and informative--good job!
    The only truck I've owned is a first gen Ranger. I'm a luxury buyer now, and this is surprisingly appealing.
    Oh, and the opposite of tailgating is frunking. Yeah!

  • Ken Johnston
    Ken Johnston 5 months ago +2

    Great review! Definitely the fastest, smoothest, and quietest truck I have ever experienced.

    • Tim
      Tim Month ago

      It's a gimmick. I think its hilarious hearing liberals say stuff like "Every vehicle should be electric". Its NOT like an iPhone. The Lighting with standard battery, advertising 230 miles, while pulling 3,500 lbs... got 70 miles of range. Now imagine if temps were 0 to -20. You'd get 30-40 miles of actual range. As of 2022, we are a long ways away from a REAL electric pickup. LOL!!!!! I'd like one of these tree hugging liberals to explain how that is going to work. Reaaaaady. Set.... Explain.

  • Samuel Santiago
    Samuel Santiago 5 months ago +4

    As a Ford owner I was super excited when Ford announced about the Lightening. However if you plan on towing a trailer for recreational activities the present model is not the way to go. The F150 Lightening towing a 6000 lbs trailer is only getting about 120 miles on a full charge. For local use, I give it a thumbs up but not for towing. I’m waiting to see if Ford comes out with a F250 model maybe in time for my retirement in 5 yrs. Great video!!!

    • Lucas Wright
      Lucas Wright 5 months ago +1

      @UmmYeahOk then you'd be creating more resistance for the motor, and thereby becoming way less efficient. Look up conservation of energy.

    • UmmYeahOk
      UmmYeahOk 5 months ago

      It’s a shame that the wheels on trailers can’t be used as generators, and recharge the batteries in the truck. Maybe in the future?

  • SpeedcubingExpert
    SpeedcubingExpert 5 months ago +6

    this channel might be the number one best gadget and tech review channel I've ever watched keep it up!

  • Liam
    Liam  5 months ago +400

    Marques you really outdid yourself with this one. The camera angles and shots are chefskiss and the perfect amount of information, not too much but enough for someone to make a good purchasing decision. Well Done!

    • Silver Joystix
      Silver Joystix 5 months ago +4

      MKBHD is the best Clip-Sharer there is.

    • Robert Adamek
      Robert Adamek 5 months ago

      At this point it seems like it's his team that deserves most of the compliments

    • spoonless corey
      spoonless corey 5 months ago +1

      You gotta work hard to make that bucket of bolts look appealing

    • girlsdrinkfeck
      girlsdrinkfeck 5 months ago

      Pull your tongue out of his arse

  • Velocity Restorations
    Velocity Restorations Month ago +1

    Those are some awesome features! Love it.

  • Steven Schmidt
    Steven Schmidt 5 months ago +6

    So many great things about this truck! Range is still an issue. Some gas-powered trucks have a 24 gallon tank (or bigger). That would be equivalent to a 250 kWh battery, and we're not remotely close to that yet.

    • Lossless
      Lossless 22 days ago

      Yeah, if I hear "long range" I'm expecting 450-500+ not 300 miles, my 2013 f150 sits at around 490 miles or so when full, not going to be buying something almost 200 miles less per charge/fill up, especially since it will be worse when pulling something.

    • Wtf IsDat
      Wtf IsDat 5 months ago +2

      lessee. A standard gas truck pulling a trailer gets 8-10 mpg. 24 gallons equals a range of 192-240 miles.
      Oh the humanity!
      Jesus.

    • Steven Schmidt
      Steven Schmidt 5 months ago +1

      @George Jungle Yeah, especially if that's without pulling a trailer. Ideally future electric trucks have like a 350 kwh battery or maybe even 400 kwh battery which would allow over 600 miles of range without a trailer and maybe 300 miles of range with a trailer.

    • George Jungle
      George Jungle 5 months ago

      300 miles of range is actually terrible

  • TowLife Channel
    TowLife Channel 4 months ago +1

    I want one 😍
    Been a proud Ford truck owner all my life

  • concinnus
    concinnus 5 months ago +1

    Since Ford made it price-competitive with the 4WD ICE version, the only reason to get the ICE one is if you need to tow long distances.

  • Samuel Magliaro
    Samuel Magliaro 5 months ago +450

    The Lightning just seems so well designed in so many different aspects. The fact that a company with the footprint of Ford appears to have nailed it this early could be big for EV adoption. Hopefully that spurs some renewable energy investments.

    • Samuel Magliaro
      Samuel Magliaro 5 months ago

      @C. Auguste Dupin First, I apologize for being kind of a dick. I got heated, and it wasn’t cool. I’m just tired of people parroting the same uninformed info and having to baby step people through understanding it, tbh.
      1) Yes, of course there are other sources of pollution. EVs are not a magic silver bullet that will “save the world”. No one ever claimed that. They are, however, a _part_ of the problem, and thus it is something worth improving on, alongside all of the other major pollution sources (factory farming, mass scale deforestation, industrial manufacturing, etc.)
      2) CO2 is plant food, but the problem is that we are producing more greenhouse gasses than the environment is able to naturally keep up with, leading to a buildup in the atmosphere and negative impacts on our climate. Literally all of the science around this for decades has been very conclusive on what the problems are. Earth’s temperature always fluctuates, but it happens on the scale of thousands or millions of years, not 150. If you’ve ever tried to keep something like tropical fish, you’d understand how sensitive those ecosystems are to sudden changes in temperature, chemical composition, etc. This is all of the basic science behind climate change.
      3) You still have not answered the question about how EVs create *more* pollution. You just keep saying they do without providing any evidence.
      4) Rubber, microchips, etc. are all dependent on fossil fuels for manufacturing. Even still, the total amount of fuel consumption will still be _reduced_ if we can eliminate its use elsewhere. It’s part of a long term process. This stuff doesn’t happen overnight.

    • C. Auguste Dupin
      C. Auguste Dupin 5 months ago

      @Samuel Magliaro smdh EVs only add more pollution and don't solve the issue. Its a fallacy to believe buying an EV is going to save the planet... Plants and the algae that create oxygen that we breathe require carbon dioxide for food. Carbon in the soil promotes life and growth. This stuff is basic science.

    • Samuel Magliaro
      Samuel Magliaro 5 months ago

      @C. Auguste Dupin We’re talking about issues directly related to vehicle propulsion, and you pivot to talking about lead. Of course there are other sources of pollution. How does that make the impact of fossil fuel consumption any less of an issue than it currently is? They’re unrelated domains. You’re massively oversimplifying the problem and dodging the conversation topics we’re discussing.
      And “carbon is good because plant food” is the most lukewarm 75 IQ statement I’ve heard in a long time. This conversation is over. I can’t interface with you. Educate yourself.

    • C. Auguste Dupin
      C. Auguste Dupin 5 months ago

      @Samuel Magliaro what goal post was moved? I just wished people understood. You can't fix the world by destroying. Because it's an oxymoron. The term "go green" is a marketing phrase. EVs are only cool to think about, they have cool features and such but aren't good for the environment more than ice when talking about pollution more than just carbon which is plant food to begin with.

    • Samuel Magliaro
      Samuel Magliaro 5 months ago

      @C. Auguste Dupin Oh look, the incredible moving goalpost.

  • O H
    O H 5 months ago

    Loved the video. Ford has a game changer in the Lightning. A good point was brought up that parts are virtually interchangeable between ICE and EV versions which cut costs. As we head into a slowing economy price will be paramount and this is where Tesla, Rivian and even GM will run into issues because their truck versions are IMO way overpriced especially for the market truck makers are trying to target.

  • Peter Herring
    Peter Herring 4 months ago

    It’s got a scale? For those of us in pay by weight occupations… that alone is a selling point. I would be curious what it maxes out at hauling. Heck I might go test drive one if it’s on the lot.

  • OGSneekerz
    OGSneekerz 4 months ago +4

    Great review young king, you never disappoint! I’m still waiting on the preorder list with no clue when my opportunity will come up? Frustrated but excited! Keep up the great work.

    • Mountain Goat
      Mountain Goat 4 months ago

      Except when he lied to everyone about the 600 mile range and no one called him out on it. This “king” is not very reputable.

  • Tristan Möller
    Tristan Möller 2 months ago

    I love how Ford decided to go with: “Don’t fix what isn’t broken”.

  • Ahmet Coskuner
    Ahmet Coskuner 5 months ago +254

    Man I love when Marques surprises us with "we actually used another F-150 lightning to shoot the road shots" or "actually we shot this whole video on so and so phone". Gets me hyped every time

    • darwiniandude
      darwiniandude 5 months ago +1

      Yep. It's like when Steve Job's announced the Intel transition towards the end of the keynote and said something to the effect of "Actually, everything you've been watching me do today has been on Intel."

    • Uncrustable
      Uncrustable 5 months ago +1

      @Xhkli that’s not what he’s saying, a phone wouldn’t be capable of recording this level video. this video was recorded with a camera

    • Xhkli
      Xhkli 5 months ago

      What phone was this shot on? This is probably the most useful kind of camera review lol. Dynamic range wasn’t too great here imo.

  • Joshua Musser
    Joshua Musser 4 months ago

    This is so cool! I want one! I wonder if theyd last 25 years like my current truck (Chevy K1500). Also I think Id save it for occasions that needed the features, because I just love manual transmission and don't wanna go without it, also the smell of old engine exhaust. I would be too torn to get rid of one

  • Ryan A.P.
    Ryan A.P. 5 months ago +16

    This truck is (nearly) everything I want in a vehicle. Powerful, utilitarian, quiet, comfortable, good to look at, and efficient. The only thing I wish is that I could fit 7 people (I have 4 kids and maybe will have another). Obviously, not happening but I will almost certainly make one of these my vehicle in the next 5-10 years.

    • Bipolar Abusive X
      Bipolar Abusive X 4 months ago

      "Powerful" lol

    • John Jr Vezina
      John Jr Vezina 5 months ago +4

      Would wait for a ev expedition

    • Batvolle
      Batvolle 5 months ago

      Hmm, 7 seater? Then I would go for the Model X, not quite as utilitarian, because it is not a truck (duh) but very very good. Or if you don't mind styling, the 6 seat cybertruck.

  • Sb129
    Sb129 3 months ago +1

    After the weirdness of the Mach e being an SUV, Ford hit this just right.

  • Daniel
    Daniel 4 months ago +1

    What I really miss and was expecting is the taillight silhouette fade out. I think you should do that with all your Auto Focus video’s.

  • Catpirate
    Catpirate 5 months ago +546

    I feel like *this* will be the truck that gets people in more rural areas finally into EVs. There is still a Prius stigma about all EVs amongst many of those people, and the fact that so many of the people I talk to are excited about this truck shows a huge shift from that thinking.

    • Stephan Nunez
      Stephan Nunez 5 months ago

      Yeah rural people have 100k to drop. Especially as we go into a recession, interest rates are up, rents are up, food prices are up. Good luck to Ford with these. They can’t even make the Mach E and those use a lot less batteries and chips.

    • C. Auguste Dupin
      C. Auguste Dupin 5 months ago +2

      I love how people think EVs are the way of the future, even though they create more pollution and still require fossil fuels.... I love the logical fallacies people have.

    • Speed Racer }}
      Speed Racer }} 5 months ago

      @Jari Orava Rural guys aka “country boys” In America they like trucks big and loud. It’s a masculinity thing that ingrained in American culture. A quiet truck that you plug up is very wimpy in there eyes.

    • Seth Misael Hernandez
      Seth Misael Hernandez 5 months ago +1

      Rural with the work truck being 240 miles of range? It's quite pathetic.

    • M. Gustafson
      M. Gustafson 5 months ago

      @Midniteoyl I am "out here." And yeah, some people need them. And can afford them. And have good accountants! 😉😅✌🏼

  • R&B Instrumentals by MIQVERSE

    I am buying a truck by the end of the year and after your reviews I really think this will be at the top of my list.

  • Guinea King
    Guinea King 4 months ago

    Wow. Awesome truck. This thing would be amazing for a road trip or a camping trip 🏕

  • Jonathan Kayne
    Jonathan Kayne 3 months ago

    I think all the car brands need to take a similar approach. Take your existing models and make them electric. Some of us genuinely want to go electric with our cars but don't want to advertise that.
    I refuse to buy a Tesla because it doesn't have the ground clearance I want and if I do, people will assume I'm some sort of tree hugger and it will antagonize people on the road.

  • Benjamin Gomez
    Benjamin Gomez 5 months ago

    I loved that they did the major changes under the hood and kept the truck traditional. I loved that FORD applied the If it ain't broke, why fix it.. philosophy. I want one.. LOL

  • Ads Snaps
    Ads Snaps 5 months ago +272

    5:16 “You can also fit a human body in it”
    Is single handedly the most out of pocket thing Marques has ever said

    • Aviation Analytics w/ Ansh
      Aviation Analytics w/ Ansh  5 months ago

      @Bones lmao

    • Bones
      Bones 5 months ago

      @Ads Snaps you consider that hate?

    • Ads Snaps
      Ads Snaps 5 months ago +1

      @Bones hate watchers are fascinating to me

    • James Wilson
      James Wilson 5 months ago +2

      He's said it before about another EV. Something like a serial killer's vehicle of choice 🤣

    • Bones
      Bones 5 months ago

      Wow mkbhd changed his Npc dialogue to something remotely edgy

  • Tim
    Tim Month ago

    We are years away from a real EV pickup. But at the end of this video, it showed a few. Man....the Ram looked better than the rest.

  • Kevin S
    Kevin S 5 months ago +2

    How many full charging cycles can the battery perform before the available travel range is unacceptable? How quickly will the charge capacity depreciate over the life of the battery? And more importantly, how long can the battery hold its charge after a full charge. It would seem that users will be very dependent on centralized electric power providers versus the many competitive gasoline providers that we have now. There may be a net loss of consumer freedom going down this electric path.

    • Sukhoi Boy
      Sukhoi Boy 5 months ago

      5- 10 years i read. depends on usage though i guess. No one talks about how after a few years you may need to buy new batteries...

  • RAWR
    RAWR 5 months ago

    I love when you do cars. ❤️

  • Chad H
    Chad H 4 months ago

    A good truck for those just wanting a truck for its space. Kind of a truck for the city folk. Wouldn't want to be hauling my snowmobiles too far with it up north etc. Infrastructure to make ev's appealing to anyone not in a city is lacking big time and it will be for a long time

  • Drone View Photo DVP
    Drone View Photo DVP 2 months ago

    Ford took their time and hit out of the park. Ford is always steps ahead of the competitors

  • Senorsquirts
    Senorsquirts 4 months ago

    So nearly impossible to repair and too fragile for something that will be used daily?
    I'm kidding of course, but I usually think when something is being compared to an Iphone, it's something negative.
    Glad to see this truck looks nice and is getting the attention of a lot of people that wouldn't otherwise purchase an EV.
    I can't wait for the future!

  • Ken Fregien
    Ken Fregien 4 months ago

    I've wanted this truck as soon as Ford announced it was coming. I've got a 2010 F150 platinum with only 77k on it but I will be getting this Lightning next year...great video !

  • SilverHorizon
    SilverHorizon 3 months ago +1

    These are the electric vehicles that'll really change the world. The ones that a massive preexisting audience to encouraged to buy into.

  • Knowhardfeelings
    Knowhardfeelings 5 months ago +177

    I've never been interested in owning a truck until now. I feel like, on paper, they did everything right with the lightning and I would love to have one

    • Abhijeet
      Abhijeet 5 months ago +4

      @Yoosuf Muneer most people charge their vehicle at home at night, with that range it won't be problem, infrastructure isn't good as tesla but its there, it won't be big problem for most people.

    • Yoosuf Muneer
      Yoosuf Muneer 5 months ago +3

      The only problem is infrastructure. Tesla Superchargers are way better than alternatives.

  • LoneReaver
    LoneReaver 5 months ago +2

    I love how none of these "reviewers" going over the lightning have any idea what trucks are actually used for. Go watch the TFL video to see that towing a simple trailer only lets you go about 45 miles on a full charge. This "truck" is 1000% useless as a truck.

  • K Ram
    K Ram 5 months ago +1

    All the good of my past F150s, and none of the bad as far as I'm concerned. 👍 Although they can keep that "Tesla" size screen.. 😄

  • RichH
    RichH 4 months ago +8

    And this is the key to mass EV adoption - keep everything else familiar. Buyers don't want weird and unfathomable controls, bizarre door handles and steering jokes, but they will quickly fall in love with the EV powertrain, once they try it out. Great review!

  • #01
    #01 4 months ago +1

    If they want people to truly go electric, I think trying to bring the price down will be very compelling. I understand that prices will go down eventually though, since these are new.
    I just seen that there are lower priced options, well done ford, well fkn done!

  • DwizzyThat
    DwizzyThat 5 months ago +426

    Is it just me or is the outdoor scenery in the video a very nice take in an MKBHD video?
    I’d be down to see more of this, natural lighting, etc.

    • Paul Motter
      Paul Motter Month ago

      It's also noticeable that he hasn't quite gotten the knack of filming outdoors with lighting, etc. The shot where he's standing in front of the frunk totally shows this: the trunk and his face (unfortunate mark of bias in tech, that) is completely underexposed. Same with his driving "camera at the right A-pillar) shots. A fill light might be useful there.

    • pitchoin
      pitchoin 4 months ago

      @Smoke i dont remember where he mentions this but all the autofocus episodes are filmed on smartphones, which explains the "worse" quality

    • Smoke
      Smoke 4 months ago +3

      I liked the outdoor scenery but I’m being absolutely genuine, I was thinking in the middle of the video that I wished the lighting was a little better. Cleaner and warmer like most of his other videos, yk. Although I do like the change in scenery for sure

    • Anna Kissed
      Anna Kissed 4 months ago

      Have you seen the Transport Evolved review? They like the lightning so much that they got a loan & bought one to use as their production truck.
      And I just wish that Ford had released it in Europe! I know the F150 in the UK & it is sort of too big for UK roads, but I a huge human & it would be great for me!!
      I suspect that as Blue Cruise improves that living with its over sized nature in the UK would be manageable!

    • atomikmaster1
      atomikmaster1 5 months ago

      Why don't you just rim him... Omg talk about kissing ass 🤦🏿‍♂️

  • slingerland3g
    slingerland3g 7 days ago

    I am definitely impressed. What does bother me is the towing/winter months efficiency losses with EV powered vehicles in general. Your range at tops is...what 60 miles?

  • Cristian Florin
    Cristian Florin 4 months ago

    I really like it, but EVs need 100KWH per 1.5 tonnes of battery capacity to have the equivalent range as a gas car.

  • jimpesh
    jimpesh 28 days ago +1

    Question I have that no one seems to be talking about: what's the break life on all these heavy beasts?

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  • Nightrodboss Eden
    Nightrodboss Eden 5 months ago

    Love love love it. Wish they would bring it to the UK in right hand drive 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  • Dean Driver
    Dean Driver 5 months ago +23

    FINALLY someone reviews a vehicle in exactly the way I want to see it. No wasting my time with comments about the style and the trim and all that, just gobs of good information delivered smoothly and succinctly. Thanks, and yeah, I even subscribed.

  • ScoobyDrewski
    ScoobyDrewski 3 months ago

    I know it will power a house for 3 days, but how long will it hold a charge with just the air conditioning on in the truck? Or the heat?

  • FireLordJD
    FireLordJD 3 months ago

    I’ve watched your video before every phone or laptop I’ve ever purchased, and was Pleasantly surprised and psyched to see your face in the midst of my truck hunt. You rock!

  • VX
    VX 4 months ago

    Auto Focus videos are amazing and this one has kept up the trend🔥🔥

  • Isaac ISRAEL
    Isaac ISRAEL 4 months ago +1

    Once he said it can power your house for a couple of days I fell in love with the truck

  • Noe
    Noe 5 months ago +341

    I can't see Ford losing this battle of the EVs. Their entire strategy just makes way more sense. Take the familiar and old, bring it into the future. Simple.

    • King Iam
      King Iam 15 days ago

      @frontlineatni Tesla has peaked. Sorry but that's facts. It was successful when there was no competition lol

    • King Iam
      King Iam 15 days ago

      @frontlineatni found the Tesla fan boy

    • Will4May
      Will4May 3 months ago

      They do need to fix some of their design flaws, not the outside but under the shell, Munro highlighted a ton of bad ideas and mistakes with the Mach E, faults that will cost the consumer down the line for no reason but laziness in the design, if they sort those out the profits will increase, nothing stops sales of something like complaints.

    • Aubs
      Aubs 4 months ago +1

      @Jaden Halstead You’re wrong. The Mach E is on its own new platform which is expensive. They’re breaking even on the civilian Lightnings bc they’re on a pre existing platform and less parts have to be developed, biggest change is suspension.

    • Jaden Halstead
      Jaden Halstead 4 months ago

      @Aubs almost certainly not. The Mach E isn’t profitable and it is around the same price and uses a lot less material

  • Taha Şahin
    Taha Şahin 4 months ago +3

    this looks an awesome vehicle but the i am very concerned about the range problem... it's not exclusive to this f150 as well the evs need better ranges overall. when you need to charge for at least 30-40 minutes to get half the range of a diesel, it's not fun

  • Quadrifons
    Quadrifons 2 months ago

    Great video, small thought, maybe it would be a useful idea to add this video to the auto focus channel as well, as it was the place I looked to see if there was a f150 video available but didnt find it there, than ran a yt search and this was the first result :D

  • Omi G
    Omi G 5 months ago

    Imagine mobile detailing with this truck. Game changer

  • Tactrix
    Tactrix 3 months ago

    This is exactly how EVs should be, nothing fancy, just upgraded to electric and a smooth familiar ride.

  • Balaje Priyan
    Balaje Priyan 5 months ago +207

    Definitely the best Auto focus episode till date. Wonderful sound editing and spectacular setting. And top notch MKBHD quality as usual.

    • IncognitoTorpedo
      IncognitoTorpedo 5 months ago +2

      Marques is a brilliant reviewer. Looks like Ford has hit it out of the park with the Lightning.

  • connor
    connor 4 months ago

    Damn, that's a useful truck. Lockable tool storage in the front and not having to buy a generator is huge.

  • Timothy Lundgren
    Timothy Lundgren 4 months ago +1

    Considering the nature of this channel, I was expecting more of a walkthrough of the UI inside of the car as well as the interior. Otherwise really exciting video and I love these episodes!

    • KatyKat
      KatyKat 2 months ago

      I think that he was actually catering the video to the "purist" Ford crowd. The kinds of people that say that they don't even want an electric vehicle on principle. Many of them do not care about the interior. They care about size and performance...the interior is just a bonus if it feels nice. Many are also the "straight to the point, I don't want the theatrics in your sales pitch", kind of people. Those are the important people to reach. Open their minds, even a smidge, to the good side of progress.

    • Joseph Iosefa
      Joseph Iosefa 4 months ago +1

      He has a detailed review of this car - look it up

  • Dexter Morgan
    Dexter Morgan 5 months ago

    What’s the mileage? Can it surpass a gas engine on a single charge?

  • ÖGmetalman
    ÖGmetalman 3 months ago

    My only problem with EVs (even tho I think they’re cool) is that there is no true manual options for them. Ik I’m a purist when it comes to that but it would still be nice to see.

  • Jonathan Casey
    Jonathan Casey 5 months ago +488

    The profit margin on this truck is going to be huge and the repairability aspect combined with service centers is a BIG selling point. Stoked for my preorder.

    • Flourishing Weee
      Flourishing Weee 5 months ago +1

      lol what? profit margin? lol........... what are you smoking???

    • daniel_960_
      daniel_960_ 5 months ago +1

      @LakeDawg Very unlikely batteries will be any problem for at least 10 years.

    • daniel_960_
      daniel_960_ 5 months ago

      @Will Tarbox mostly good PR. "Look, our product has so many preorders". Without having to actually deliver anything.

    • daniel_960_
      daniel_960_ 5 months ago

      Good profit margins? There's no way lol. They're probably loosing money. Especially if as an EV it won't need service much.
      They won't make a lot of these.
      But yeah as a Truck it's awesome.

    • Rapido20
      Rapido20 5 months ago

      So you’re stoked that Ford is making a ton of profit out of your hard earned $ talk about being a su ck er for a company

  • Matt Beardsley
    Matt Beardsley 5 months ago

    Loving the slick new car-to-car filming 😎

  • al mai
    al mai 22 days ago

    You forgot to mention the lightings biggest flaw. And a complete deal breaker for most guys and the reason why so much people are returning them.
    Tow anything with the truck and your range gets cut down by half or more. Even if you tow an empty trailer around. Absolutely horrible engineering flaw.

  • Fabian Williams
    Fabian Williams Month ago

    … I think what people will remember, & you did a great job as usual covering the essentials of the truck is… 5:18 “…& u can fit a human body in it” 😅😮

  • Adamizer Entertainment

    Just discovered your channel…love it🙌🏾

  • SlightlyCrookedWorkshop
    SlightlyCrookedWorkshop 5 months ago +146

    For a lot of F-150 owners, I think the Frunk is reason enough to switch, especially if you have a utility box in your bed. I'd guess there are some people who would be able to go from a 6.5 ft bed to the 5.5 ft bed just because they can lose the utility box. I've been wanting to buy a truck, but will probably hold off until I can get the Lightning, specifically because of the Frunk. They'll probably be able to get people who wouldn't buy a truck because of the secure storage issues. It'll be interesting to see how this all plays out. I think they're going to steal a good amount of orders from Tesla.

    • spoonless corey
      spoonless corey 5 months ago

      @Blackstar agree! What is the point of anything less than 6.5ft. This truly is for clueless suburbanites who really only need a sedan, but want to be seen in a pickup. If ford was really trying to sell to truck *users* this thing would look a lot more like an isuzu NPR or kei truck.
      No need for an engine: add more bed
      No Tcase, propshaft, fuel tanks etc. under the bed: lower deck and bedrails while improving access and ergonomics, while keeping the same ride height and capacity.
      There’s a lot of potential for a new category that is being missed right now.

    • SlightlyCrookedWorkshop
      SlightlyCrookedWorkshop 5 months ago +1

      @Sakthi Vel Who cares. 99% of F-150s I see are not towing something. Even when they are towing, they're probably going about less than 100 miles with a boat or a trailer. This shouldn't even be a concern. For the small group of people who tow horses (not even sure you can tow horses with an F-150) or a camper, long distance, obviously this truck isn't for you.

    • SlightlyCrookedWorkshop
      SlightlyCrookedWorkshop 5 months ago +1

      @Trenton Dennis Normally, I'd disagree with you but the latest Tundra got a big technology upgrade...still won't have a Frunk...or an EV.

    • Trenton Dennis
      Trenton Dennis 5 months ago

      If you already own an F150 don’t upgrade to this thing I recommend buying a Toyota instead

    • wobbly sauce
      wobbly sauce 5 months ago +1

      Bussness in the frunk and party in the back.

  • Kevin Segura
    Kevin Segura 5 months ago

    This was as dang good video. I love the auto focus series. This was a dang good one 👏

  • Paul Phillips
    Paul Phillips 2 months ago

    Best selling vehicle in the last 30 years? That includes a lot of the past before EVs we’re available/relevant. How about the last 5 years? There has been a LOT of change.
    I wish Ford success, but they have a long road ahead of them.

  • Gabriel Cameron
    Gabriel Cameron 5 months ago

    This is probably the first time I’ve ever looked at a pickup truck and thought “Huh, I think I might want one of these.”

  • Jordan Joestar
    Jordan Joestar 5 months ago

    You need to do a track day in a sports car so you have a metric of what makes certain vehicles TRULY good.
    No, not gimmick good, performance good. Dynamically sound and perfected at a level much higher than a touch screen made by pencil pushers. I want to see your skills evolve in regards to driving, especially if you're reviewing vehicles!
    Chassis rigidity, weight balance and manners at the limits etc. This is what separates a good vehicle from its peers.

  • Evan Edinger
    Evan Edinger 5 months ago +595

    Really loved the scenery for this one.

    • leolaw624
      leolaw624 5 months ago

      All the pro cameras work exceptionally well in outdoor environment, amazing!

    • Johan Falk
      Johan Falk 5 months ago +4

      Looks like New Jersey or upstate NY.

    • Mohamed Shamekh
      Mohamed Shamekh 5 months ago +1

      I noticed that too!