[Staff, 2022-12-31 05:09:25,
The automobile got a whole lot better in 2022. Electric vehicles traveled unprecedented miles on a single charge. Sports car performance reached a new pinnacle. Electric pickup trucks quested and conquered.
Here are five vehicles that are shaking up the industry and changing how Americans drive.
Ford Motor Co. took America’s top-selling pickup truck for 40 years and swapped a gas-powered engine for an electric motor and battery. The results? The pioneering F-150 Lightning. The truck, nearly identical to its F-150 sibling, has been an instant success and the Dearborn automaker said it is on track to sell 15,000 units in 2022.
“Ford understands the truck customer and applied that expertise to the F-150 Lightning,” Ed Kim, president of AutoPacific, told ABC News. “This is a really good truck. You’re driving something the size of a small house but it’s so fast.”
The F-150 Lightning delivers on what matters to truck owners: power, performance, towing capabilities and road manners. Supply chain constraints and rising material costs have forced Ford to drastically raise the price of the truck.
“This is the most important EV to launch since Tesla’s Model 3,” Tyson Jominy, vice president of data and analytics at J.D. Power, told ABC News. “It’s changed perceptions of EVs and is monumental for the industry.”
GMC’s Hummer EV pickup has proven that it, too, can withstand the gruelling demands…
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