The Fast Lane Electric Trucks have the answers if you’ve ever wondered how an electric pickup truck or SUV would compare in terms of weight to a version fueled by gas or diesel. Even though EVs are known for being faster and cleaner, that only sometimes equates to being lighter.
See a weight test between a diesel pickup truck, a GMC Hummer EV, and a Ford F-150 Lightning in the YouTube video. The first vehicle to be weighed is the hefty Ram Cummins Diesel versus the swift Ford F-150, A Ram pickup truck with a Cummins diesel engine. It is a large, heavy-duty vehicle.
In particular, for those who use their trucks for business and heavy transportation, it is a conventional, powerful truck that epitomizes what the pickup truck world has historically stood for.
The Ram weighs 7,980 pounds, having a heavier front than a rear axle. Although the diesel engine adds some weight and is primarily to blame for this weight distribution, the truck’s weight aids payload and towing.
For those looking for a rugged vehicle, this Ram is among the best ones available. But, unfortunately, the sticker price for this Ram is approximately $61,000. Via The Fast Lane Truck via YouTube, SUVs and trucks powered by electricity have a higher weight penalty. The F-150 Lightning is one of the more reasonable options for Electric pickup trucks, while the Hummer EV is among the most expensive. After assessing the Ram, it’s time to consider the electric vehicles at different ends of the spectrum from one another.
The Ford F-150 is a relatively light pickup truck, but the Lightning model weighs 6,120 pounds because of the batteries. Although the front axle of the Lightning is significantly heavier than the other two, it is the closest to having a 50/50 weight distribution among the three.
Regarding towing, the Lightning costs about $46,000 and has a 20,000-pound capacity, while the Ram can pull only about 7,000 pounds. The GMC Hummer EV truck, which has a suggested retail price of $114,000, is the last test. The Hummer is the heaviest of the three at 9,440 pounds, and because of its spare tire layout, it is also the only one that weighs more in the rear than in the front.
The F-150 Lightning would still weigh less than the Hummer EV, even if you put the weight of a Honda Civic to it. The Hummer EV’s 7,500-pound maximum towing capacity shows that even the most potent, costly, and large vehicle is only sometimes the best mover.