As electric pickups begin to hit the market, it’s important to see how they perform compared to gas-powered pickups. One topic that seems to be one of the most important is towing. This is likely because people are hoping to know how much weight an electric truck can tow, as well as how far it can travel while towing. What about stamina and stamina?
The fast lane truck is all about truck testing, and lately he’s taken the opportunity to put today’s new electric pickup trucks through their paces. Indeed, the channel has a brand new Ford F-150 Lightning, and it also presented a Rivian R1T on occasion.
While it’s certainly important to know how much weight an electric vehicle can tow and for how many miles, it’s not necessarily something that matters every day for every pickup truck driver. Chances are you’re not maximizing your truck’s towing capacity and driving it across the country on a daily basis.
Instead, it matters that the truck can pull a typical load in various conditions and do so with conviction. That said, some gas-powered trucks capable of towing a very heavy load a long distance could potentially overheat under the right conditions. Will an electric truck overheat?
The Fast Lane Truck takes both the F-150 Lightning and a 2022 Chevrolet Silverado with a 6.2-liter V8 to a torture test of towing uphill. They point out that the test has caused some trucks to overheat in the past. After the climb, they have to come back down, which is also a good test since it stresses the transmission and the truck’s brakes or, in the case of the Lightning, the regenerative braking system.
The Fast Lane Truck provides the following single chapters and timestamps. This way, you can watch certain parts of the video that interest you the most.
- 0:00 Intro
- 1:00 Chevy V8 uphill
- 10:41 Chevy V8 downhill
- 13:02 F-150 EV uphill
- 23:28 F-150 EV Descent
- 26:58 Judgment
Both trucks climbed and descended with little drama, although there were some notable differences. How do you think the F-150 Lightning fared compared to the Silverado? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.