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Change Frunk "hood" for more Range

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I wonder if Ford ever tested the Lightning for increased range with a modified frunk lid. Using the same lifting mechanism and latch and a more aero efficient shape could offer some storage while giving more range? Only wind tunnel testing would determine if a gain in range could be achieved.
Perhaps this could be a aftermarket frunk cover when more range is more important than maximum lockable storage.

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Yup, the lockable frunk is a clever idea that I like too. It is clear they worked hard to make it as large as possible. I just wish we could squeeze more range out of the battery.... Or make the recharging quicker....
Gen2 should have 350kw charging. As good as it is, the current offering for all practical purposes is a cobbled together stop-gap until the purpose-built truck is ready.

Ford actually did such a good job with this project this fact is easy to forget.
I need help with this, can 800 volt cars can be charged at 350 kw?

Our 400 volt system is limited to 175 kw?? and that takes twice the time as a 350 kw system?
800v systems can be charged at 350kw, and GM is charging their 400v trucks at up to 350kw. GM and Hyundai are taking different approaches to charging 400v packs at higher rates, both are getting good reviews. GM is claiming up to 100 miles in 10 minutes @ 350kw.

I have no doubt that Ford is working on the method they want to use for the next generation of this truck.
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