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Ford F-150 Lightning Helps One Company Slash CO2 Emissions

The Ford F-150 Lightning has long been touted not only as a way for retail consumers to reap the benefits of EV pickup ownership, but also a suitable vehicle for fleet use – one that presents commercial customers with lower operating and maintenance costs compared to a traditional ICE hauler. This is why the EV pickup has proven to be quite popular with commercial entities thus far, with many placing orders for Ford F-150 Lighting pickups in recent months. That list includes North Texas-based SafeHaven Pest Control, which recently completed an an Electric Vehicle Pilot Program (EVPP) with Merge Electric Fleet Solutions that produced impressive results.

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SafeHaven borrowed a Ford F-150 Lightning pickup from Merge for the pilot program, with both seeking to gain insight into how businesses can transition to EVs while not only reducing emissions, but also improving business operations in general. At the conclusion of the program, SafeHaven posted a whopping 78 percent decrease in CO2 emissions (or 9,528 pounds CO2e) when compared to the company’s 2013 Ford F-150, as well as a 72 percent cut when compared to a new ICE F-150.

If SafeHaven switches its entire fleet to F-150 Lightning pickups, it estimates that it could achieve an annual fleetwide greenhouse gas reduction of 56 percent, or 107 metric tons of CO2e. Additionally, Merge Electric Fleet Solutions found that 18 percent of the total power used by the Ford F-150 Lightning during the duration of the pilot program was derived from the pickup’s regenerative braking system.

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“It is not realistic to replace 100 percent of the vehicles in a corporate fleet immediately,” said Glen Stancil, CEO of Merge Electric Fleet Solutions. “However, a pilot program like the one we deployed for SafeHaven allows companies to evaluate and prioritize routes, drivers and vehicles in their fleets that are ready for a full electric conversion.”

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Radford Smith

    This vehicle is junk and as previously the American tax-payer will be asked to foot the bill on this ill-conciede and corruptly marketed piece of junk…


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