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TRUCKING DISASTER: Watch YouTuber Test Ford's Electric Truck, 'Complete and Total Disaster'

posted by Hannity Staff - 9.27.22

Gavin Newsom says we’re ready to go all in on EVs —YouTuber Tyler “Hoovie” Hoover isn’t so sure.

Tyler “Hoovie” Hoover, a YouTuber with 1.4 million followers, attempted to put his new 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck to the test by towing a 1930 Ford Model A truck —and it was a disaster.

From Breitbart News:

For his experiment, Hoover planned to simply drive the EV truck with an empty trailer in tow only 32 miles away, and then load up a 1930 Ford Model A pickup truck he recently bought, so that he could tow it back the same way he came.

“My plan was to make two trips up today,” he said. “About 32 miles each way, so that’s about 64 times two: 128 miles round trip.”

“I had this thing charged to just over 200 miles when I started my day, so ample margin for error when it comes to range and towing and also considering the fact that the trailer was going up empty two times,” Hoover added.

After attaching the empty aluminum trailer to his truck and “pulling out my neighborhood,” which was just about a quarter of a mile away, the EV had already lost three miles of range. By the time Hoover got to his location 32 miles away, the vehicle had lost a staggering 68 miles of range.

“They just want something big and comfortable, and it does great at that, but as far as doing truck things, well so far just with towing, not good,” he said.

Watch the video above to see how the experiment plays out. More from Breitbart below:

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