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‘Complete and Total Disaster:’ Ford Electric Truck Utterly Fails YouTuber’s Towing Test

A YouTuber with 1.4 million followers attempted to tow a 1930 Ford Model A truck with his brand new 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck, but it ended in “a complete and total disaster.” “If a truck towing 3,500 pounds can’t even go 100 miles — that is ridiculously stupid,” Tyler “Hoovie” Hoover says in his video. “This truck can’t do normal truck things. You would be stopping every hour to recharge, which would take about 45 minutes a pop, and that is absolutely not practical.”

TOPSHOT - US President Joe Biden drives the new electric Ford F-150 Lightning at the Ford Dearborn Development Center in Dearborn, Michigan on May 18, 2021. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)

WSJ: Politicians Are Pushing Expensive EVs on Consumers for ‘Virtually No Climate Benefit’

The Wall Street Journal reports that despite the government and car companies both desperately pushing electric vehicles (EVs) on the American population, most Americans aren’t particularly interested in electric cars. The reasons, according to the Journal, range from the “trivial” environmental benefits of EVs to how expensive they are to purchase and maintain.

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WashPo: Congress and Car Companies Love Electric Vehicles – but Americans Aren’t Buying In

The White House appears to have convinced Congress to spend big on electric vehicles, but now it faces the challenge of convincing tens of millions of American drivers to purchase them. According to a report by the Washington Post, Americans aren’t buying in. One woman said, “I want to believe these are good cars, but I am like, ‘Is this a repeat of the flip-phone era? Should I be sitting this out for now?’”

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Does Your Charger Have a Charge?: Dodge Reveals Electric Models After Killing Off Muscle Cars

Dodge unveiled its new electric concept car, the Charger Daytona SRT, this week, marking the company’s first all-electric car that may replace the popular Challenger and Charger muscle cars. When the company announced it was killing off its powerful sedans, it said, “We are celebrating the end of an era — and the start of a bright new electrified future — by staying true to our brand.”

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