Hello everyone, looking forward to learn more about the Lightning from everyone! I really hope it will meet my needs here in Northern Ontario!!
Welcome to the forum @Denis! What kind of needs would you need the Lightning to have where you're from? Have you owned EVs before?Hello everyone, looking forward to learn more about the Lightning from everyone! I really hope it will meet my needs here in Northern Ontario!!
With all that weight that might be pushing your range, especially if you can't charge along the way or at your campsite. Towing takes a good chunk of range away from an EV. Do you go there in the winter? because that's another thing to factor as well.I have an off grid camp about 100 miles from home with no EV charging available during the trip. So I need the truck loaded up with my family and gear towing a trailer with two ATVs or my 17’ boat able to get there and bring us home. The last 35 miles is a winding, hilly gravel road. If the range can’t do it I’ll be stranded on the side of the road with no cell service.
I think you are overstating the situation. Once we have real range information, especially the impact of towing, we will be able to make a much more informed decision. For now, statements like "no chance" really should take the form of opinions as it is far to early to state it as fact.no chance of that working well for you unless you have a way to charge at your camp - hybrid F150 is a better plan
You know what they say about "assume". We'll need more information before 50% reduction is a certainty.Hi from southern Ontario (rural southwestern). For planning purposes you can assume 50% range reduction while towing, so it won’t make the round trip without charging.
Lots of options though. Charge with a generator, get a Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe plug-in-hybrid, wait for the Silverado EV with a longer range…
“Your mileage may vary” but even if it’s only 25%, there isn’t enough of a cushion there for a 200-mile round trip without charging at the destination.You know what they say about "assume". We'll need more information before 50% reduction is a certainty.