Green technology has made its way into the automotive industry. Electric trucks are all over Lansing, Holt, and East Lansing. One popular model on the road today is the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning, but it isn't the only electric truck.
Chevrolet has thrown its hat into the ring with the 2024 Silverado EV (electric vehicle). Our team at LaFontaine Ford Lansing is here to show you how these electric trucks compare in this Ford F-150 Lightning vs. Chevrolet Silverado EV comparison.
PUBLIC CHARGING STATIONS
PRO TRAILER BACKUP ASSIST™
ACTIVE PARK ASSIST 2.0
Whether you’re using your electric truck for work or vacation, you’re sure to be traveling the roads a lot. When it comes to efficiency, these models answer to no one. If you’re ready to charge down the roads less traveled, take a look at how they perform.
If you’re a truck lover, then there’s no doubt you know the names Ford and Chevy. These two brands have cemented themselves as two powerhouses in the industry, building pickups that are ready for extreme off-roading, huge worksite projects, tough farming tasks, and whatever else you can throw their way.
But now, Ford and Chevy want to make a name in the efficiency sector with the 2023 Lightning and the 2024 Silverado EV, respectively. Both models will be able to charge quickly to help you hit the road and journey over 300 miles when properly equipped.
However, you may find road trips in the Lightning easier thanks to the over 84,000 Ford charging stations around the country . Chevy, on the other hand, is slightly behind their competitor with just over 50,000 public charging stations available.
That means you may have to drive out of your way to charge your Chevy.
Just because these trucks will be outfitted with electric motors doesn’t mean they compromise on power and strength. With electric engines, both models put out tremendous amounts of power, but which one will make your drive easier?
The 2023 Ford Lightning and the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV are just as brawny as ever with their ability to tow 10,000 pounds when properly armed. With this capacity, you can easily tow items such as a:
To help load your water ski boat into the water or back a larger camper into your site, the Lightning is available with Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ . This system seamlessly syncs your truck and trailer, so you can control the direction it turns when in Reverse with the simple turn of a dial.
This feature is a Ford-specific system, so the Silverado EV is not expected to have a comparable feature.
A big part of hitting the road these days is the peace of mind that comes from safety and driver-assisting features. These systems help keep you safe and aid your driving. Trucks like the F-150 Lightning and the Silverado EV come with many systems.
Both the F-150 Lightning and the Silverado EV are packed with advanced tech designed to help keep you out of harm’s way, such as the following:
To assist with parking, the 2023 Ford Lightning is available with Active Park Assist 2.0 . This system automates parking by intelligently steering your truck into detected parking spots—it doesn’t get much easier than that!
As of right now, the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV is not expected to have a comparable safety system to offer, so you’ll have to park your pickup the old-fashioned way.
While the Chevrolet Silverado EV has plenty of features and goes toe to toe with the Ford F-150 Lightning, the Lightning has one huge advantage we haven’t touched on yet: It’s available right now.
If you want to be cruising the streets of Lansing, Holt, or East Lansing sometime soon, then you’ll want to get behind the wheel of the Lightning. It’s a year or so before the competition becomes available, but this Ford truck is available now.
So, contact us at LaFontaine Ford Lansing today to get started with your test drive.
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