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It will be fun to see that reveal as I am just generally excited for EV's to finally really be taking some market share. I do find it interesting however we brought back our big gas engine Hummer as an EV. Ford then brings back their Lightning, which was a performance V8 truck as their electric vehicle. Unique marketing from both OEM's. That couldn't have worked out better for them to reuse the Lighting moniker as an EV though.
 

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Very excited to see the lighting Ford and gm had to use names like hummer and mustang and now lighting to really draw attention to ev and lose that idea that ev are boring really excited for my hummer ev edition 1 truck but I can see trading for the lighting later
 

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Our Hummer is about to meet its new FoMoCo rival.
I don’t know about “rival”. Maybe if they’ve got an electric Raptor up their sleeve 😜

I get where you’re coming from though. I am glad to see more electric models being offered from more manufacturers.
 

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If Ford can make these with dual motor AWD and 300+ mile range for the price point they have hinted at, they won’t be able to make enough of them. The top spec is supposed to have over 500 miles of real world range and include the power output “use it as a generator” functionality. This and the upcoming Silverado EV pickup are what the world needs. The Hummer is awesome, but it sits in an expensive niche. I want Ford to do well here, it only helps the market as a whole if they do.

Ford is showing the F-150 Lightning on the 19th and then on the 24th they’re showing a commercial-oriented version of it for fleet customers.
 

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I think the F-150 will be more of a competitor/threat to Rivian. The same will be true for a Silverado/Sierra EV. Many Rivian reservation holders see the Hummer as way too expensive for them, some even stress at the cost of the Rivian.
 

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First look at the F-150 Lightning's badge. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the truck.


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Me too, I cannot wait to see it, but I have low expectations, body on frame construction makes a great mass production pickup, but poor EV, and looking at all the prototypes it looks like they just modified the center frame rails and stuffed in batteries where they could. Nowhere near as cool as the purpose built unibody Hummer, and Silverado EV. The GM cousins should be more mass efficient, and much stiffer in bending and twisting moments as the unibody construction is the way to go on EV's.
 

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Me too, I cannot wait to see it, but I have low expectations, body on frame construction makes a great mass production pickup, but poor EV, and looking at all the prototypes it looks like they just modified the center frame rails and stuffed in batteries where they could. Nowhere near as cool as the purpose built unibody Hummer, and Silverado EV. The GM cousins should be more mass efficient, and much stiffer in bending and twisting moments as the unibody construction is the way to go on EV's.
Not sure why you are calling the Hummer a unibody. The BT1 platform is body on frame.

 

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Not sure why you are calling the Hummer a unibody. The BT1 platform is body on frame.

The Hummer is absolutely a Unibody as are all BT1 vehicles. Definitions for those that do not know

Unibody[edit]

A type of body/frame construction in which the body of the vehicle, its floor plan and chassis form a single structure. Such a design is generally lighter and more rigid than a vehicle having a separate body and frame.
Picture of a Hummer painted body structure so you can see there is no separate bolted on frame, the structure is welded together as part of the chassis. It all leaves the body shop and goes to paint as 1 structure, welded together...

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If you are still in denial, here is what it looks like before paint (Mark Reuss president of GM in the photo), That my friend ain't no body on frame... That is a full on Unibody... The only thing I see added is the extruded side crash beams for the battery pack. Unibody is cheaper to build, lighter, stiffer, and if done right will last longer.
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