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Joe Biden Takes Ford F-150 Lightning Test Drive During His Plant Tour

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As we prepare for the official reveal of the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning taking place tomorrow, May 19th, at 9:30 pm EDT, we’ve already gotten a very good look at the all-electric Ford F-150 during President Joe Biden’s speech at the new Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center. Biden was on hand to talk about the new pickup, as well as pitch his proposed $174 million dollar EV plan. But while he was in Dearborn, Biden also got to take a little F-150 Lightning test drive.

We know this because Ford North America Product Communications Manager Mike Levine posted a couple of pictures of the Biden’s F-150 Lightning test drive on Twitter, also teasing that the full story of the little cruise will be told during the truck’s reveal tomorrow night. Of course, the truck that Biden drove was a prototype, not the model we saw sitting inside the plant uncovered. In a video of the drive posted by Michael Martinez of Automotive News, Biden noted that the truck goes from “0-60 in about 4.3 [seconds].”

As most already know, Biden is a self-proclaimed “car guy” himself, one that already owns a C2 Corvette that he wasn’t allowed to drive much during his time as Vice President. Biden also teased about the possibility of an all-electric Corvette last year, which caused a bit of a stir in the automotive world.

Over the last several months, we’ve learned a lot about the Ford F-150 Lightning, aside from the way it looks. Ford has said that its EV pickup will be the most powerful F-150 ever, thanks to a pair of electric motors. The Lightning also features an independent coil spring rear suspension, unique battery chemistry, multiple infotainment screen options, and an onboard power generator similar to Ford’s Pro Power Onboard feature available on the 2021 Ford F-150.

The 2023 F-150 Lightning will be produced at the new Rough Electric Vehicle complex, though paint and bodywork will be completed alongside ICE-powered F-150 models at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant. The EV pickup is expected to launch in mid-2022 for the 2023 model year.

We’ll have more on the F-150 Lightning soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series newsFord F-150 newsF-150 Lightning news, and continuous Ford news coverage.

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Comments

  1. Todd Priest

    Joe never disappoints. He blatantly and forgot all about an old lie he told a few years ago and told the same lie again during his speech.

    What a liar.
    “The truth of the matter is I’ve gotten myself in trouble. I might be president now if it weren’t for that I said I had an uncle who was a coal miner. Turns out I didn’t know anybody in the coal mines. I tried this crap…you know…it didn’t work.”
    So what happened between then and now? Did Biden suddenly inherit a ‘great grandpop’ who was a coal miner? Or has Dementia Joe forgotten that he admitted this was a lie and decided to put it out there again? Or he just doesn’t give a flying flip because he’s finally achieved his life-long dream and become president.
    The other side of this is that you won’t hear a peep from the media about this, even though they were all over Trump’s supposed lies, night after night, even giving lists of the number of lies he told. But now, like Biden, they don’t give a flying flip.

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    1. GaryB

      Trump has lied 30,573 times while in office. 20.9 per day. Spent more time watching TV and tweeting like a teenage girl than trying to do the job. No other politician in the history of this country even comes close. You really need to stop trying to compare trump to others. He is, and probably will always be, the worst lying politician this country has ever had to suffer.

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      1. Me

        Trump–record low unemployment, record middle class income, 450k mfg jobs, energy independence.

        Biden, the former VP of Obamunism 2009-2017–record food stamps and poverty, middle class incomes down $5K, worst housing market in 50 years.(Notice a trend here?)

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      2. Stalkbroker94

        If you didn’t call every statement he makes a lie, I could believe you. But I don’t.
        If you didn’t have a double standard, I could believe you. But I don’t.
        If you weren’t just looking to score “gotcha” points, I could believe you, but I dont.
        If you clearly didn’t have a bias against the man, I could believe you, but you cannot be believed.

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  2. Gary bruce kempf

    SUPPOSED LIES? Gee a president who is actually trying to do whats good for American jobs instead of having his Suits and Ties MADE IN CHINA!

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    1. Mark

      Trump did more for America in 4 years then Biden has done in 47.

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      1. Vasily Zaytsev

        Name four of those things. I’ll wait.

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        1. Tigger

          1) Made the US energy independent for the first time in forever
          2) Brokered peace deals in the Middle East
          3) Sealed the porous Southern US border
          4) Cut taxes
          5) Helped usher in a record stock market
          6) Low inflation and high economic growth

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          1. Mark L Bedel

            For who? On that’s right…the rich…

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            1. Tigger

              1) im paying twice as much for gas today than at this time last year
              2) inflation is eating away at my income. Did not have that issue the pre lous four years.
              3) My stock market investments are falling like a rock the last three months due to Idiot Joe’s economic policies.

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            2. Me

              False, 81% received tax cuts, and the Treasure received record receipts. Tigger, you left our record low unemployment, record middle class income and 450k mfg jobs.

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        2. Todd Priest

          ++++CRICKETS++++

          Now how about you name even one thing that Biden has done….

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          1. Vasily Zaytsev

            1) Made the US energy independent for the first time in forever
            Exited the Paris Climate Accord.

            2) Brokered peace deals in the Middle East
            And a fat lot of good that’s done. Moving the embassy to Jerusalem was a ticking time bomb and it has exploded just now.

            3) Sealed the porous Southern US border
            Didn’t need “sealing”. Also “sealed” poorly at great taxpayer expense.

            4) Cut taxes
            Mostly to the rich. That your (and my) paycheck grew by $200 isn’t enough to offset the fact that Bezos, et al. still don’t pay their fair share.

            5) Helped usher in a record stock market
            “Helped usher in”. Cute. You mean, rode Obama’s coattails then managed not to f*** things up completely? OK.

            6) Low inflation and high economic growth
            More Americans out of workforce, 2.8% economic growth in 2018 roughly same as under Obama.

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            1. Tigger

              1) Exiting the Paris climate accord was a good thing done it required developed nations like the US to make up for China’s pollution costing us jobs.

              3) Really? Are you aware of what’s happening on the southern border with record numbers of migrants- including criminals- moving in?

              4) At least our paycheck was not being eaten by inflation.

              5) Granted Obama does get credit for turning things around since 2008- but the stock market surged as the result of Trump’s policies.

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  3. Todd Priest

    No he actually admitted he lied and forgot about it because he has dementia. Try again. What’s good for jobs? He got rid of pipeline jobs within 24 hours of taking office. That directly affected other jobs. 52k American jobs were snuffed by this man on his very first day. Get real.

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  4. Frank McGrath

    Todd wins a free crainialanalectomy.

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    1. Todd Priest

      Typical reply from a Neanderthal liberal when they have no valid rebuttal. Straight out of the liberal playbook.

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    2. Stalkbroker94

      See, you say that, but you just proved you’re not here to seek the truth. You insist the person you’re talking to just has their head up their ass. That shows just how little intellectual integrity you have. Why didn’t you try to understand what he’s saying? Also, why not try to be creative if you’re just going to throw ad hominem around? You’ve used that insult before. You disappoint me.

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  5. Joe

    What a shame to have this illegal occupier trying to look like he’s even the least bit interested in Americans and their jobs. At least the fraudulent election is being exposed, so our true duly elected President will be back soon. WWG1WGA

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    1. Vasily Zaytsev

      Seek help. Quickly.

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    2. Dave

      The election wasn’t stolen. Trump lost because he sucked. Sorry if that hurts your feelings.

      Reply
  6. Scott Z

    “Mark”> Totally Agree about Trump 4 & Biden 47.!! Yeah.

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  7. Explorer ST

    “Reality can be whatever I want” says Todd

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  8. Todd Priest

    Stop with the whataboutism.

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  9. Todd Priest

    Who told you that? MSNBC and CNN? You’re being lied to pal. Hey but how is Texas doing as far as COVID? You know, the ones who act like Neanderthals according to Joe Biden…..You muppets.

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  10. Lee

    Y’all need to STOP calling Sleepy Joe the president. The phony, washed-up, brain dead, demented wannabe couldn’t pour p!$$ out of a boot with the directions printed on the heel. He hasn’t accomplished one dang thing in 47 year political ‘career’. He’s put 100,000+ people out of work his first day ‘occupying’ 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, is intent on destroying this country so he can hand the deed to the USA over to Xi Jinping.
    God help us.

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  11. Todd Priest

    Trump isn’t coming back and I wish you idiots would stop with that nonsense. I voted for Trump too and I sure as hell don’t believe that over 81 million people voted for Biden and even garnered more votes than the first black POTUS but you people must stop with this bologna about Trump coming back. It’s over and we need more than him in the White House in 2024. He needs to help us win back the house and senate before these liberals destroy this once great nation. Concentrate on what is real, not fake crap like Trump coming back after bogus election results.

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    1. Mike

      It’s not fake as the evidence in these audits is clearly showing. Doesn’t mean he’s coming back, or does it. What does Trump coming back have to do with this scumbag and Ford’s kissing his butt anyway. Biden is a piece of racist garbage and has been ever since he entered politics and drove his wife to commit suicide and take his kids with her.

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  12. Todd Priest

    Nope. I only deal with actual reality not liberal reality. Do you still think gender is determined later in life?

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  13. Todd Priest

    Amen. When China wins, the Biden Crime Family wins. Just ask Hunter.

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  14. Mick1

    Run em over Joe is at it again. A Ford plant is moving to Mexico. America last.

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  15. Todd Priest

    As Joe declares over and over again. “America is back!!” If back means nearly $4 a gallon gas, massive lumber, grocery, and building material price increases, then yes, we are back Joe. His own CNN muppets even admit we are headed back to Carter times.

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  16. Mark L Bedel

    Ahh, smart move Ford…

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  17. Mike says..

    Anyway… the story is about the Lightening electric truck….. 4.4 seconds to 60 mph is quick. If this thing has the range, durability and is priced right…. the future will be very good for FORD and its customers. Its too bad about some of you guys though! Clearly many of you used too much bleach and now you’re fried beyond intelligible recognition.

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  18. Tom

    Biden endorsing this truck is the kiss of death for it. If I was in the market for a truck, I wouldn’t buy this electric thing now just to spite Biden. Ford sucking up to Biden and the democrat wackos really p**ses me off to the point where I may never buy another Ford product.
    Putting this brain dead individual behind the wheel of anything that rolls should be illegal.

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    1. Vasily Zaytsev

      >>>If I was in the market for a truck, I wouldn’t buy this electric thing now just to spite Biden.

      You should probably stop wearing clothes, as well, because Biden does.

      >>>Ford sucking up to Biden and the democrat wackos really p**ses me off to the point where I may never buy another Ford product.

      Good. I don’t want you associated with my company’s products, either.

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      1. Tom

        You’ll probably get your wish when my current Lincoln is due for replacement.
        A company that can’t survive without selling F150 pickup trucks should probably not go alienating conservatives.

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        1. Bob

          NO one cares about your crazy GQP party affiliations.

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        2. Explorer ST

          It says something when you don’t respect the President wanting to see the future of America’s best selling vehicle for the past 40+ years. A vehicle that is the backbone of this country. A piece of the future that will hopefully pave the way and propel us past your favorite country CHINA!

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          1. Tyler Pritchett

            They didn’t say that, though…You’re just intellectually lazy. Granted, it’s a comment section, so I don’t expect intellectual integrity per se. I just hope you don’t actually think you’ve made a valid point.

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            1. Explorer ST

              Considering that I use this site daily, I see quite a few comments from Tom and Todd in which they mention China a lot. So, I am not just saying whatever to score brownie points. Its warranted! With that being said, the vehicle is very important to our country and it emphasizes the transition to electric (which this administration wants). Reason why he would want to see it first hand. Can you elaborate on how that is not a valid point!?!?

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    2. Dave

      So conservatives are so petty that they’ll spite American workers who build this truck and buy something from GM made in Mexico? Wow. Biden derangement syndrome is a pandemic on the right.

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      1. Explorer ST

        Sad reality we live in!

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      2. Stalkbroker94

        In misrepresenting conservatives and their positions, are you here to help, or are you here to score points? If you’re here to convince someone that they should change their mind, you need to be sure you actually understand what their stance is. You’re doing a piss-poor job of both of those right now.

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  19. Mike

    Way to kill sales before they even start.

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  20. Hill

    He’s not even driving. 2 steering wheels in that truck.

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