It'll be an XL trim with a rubber floor and no brightwork, but yes. I'm willing to bet that the larger battery will not be available on XL trims, probably not XLT, either (at least not for non-fleet buyers).
To prove your point: that is almost exactly what the '21 Tundra I just bought was OTD. That got me a poverty-spec tow-package SR with a big goose-egg for options! They apparently all have Carplay and radar-cruise, though, which I appreciate.
I absolutely agree...the term (largely) worries me a bit.
Plastics are largely recyclable...look at our ocean.
Just saying "we" need to do better on the front end.
@50s60s70s: You're right to worry, there will be problems, but it's not like we don't already have problems, as @tdskip mentions. Plenty of old cars parked in the woods where the engine and differential oil will leak into the earth. Carbon and other pollution from the production of oil.
EVs aren't a magical solution to our problems, but they are an incremental improvement.
@50s60s70s: I bought a two-door truck this past year, and it was hard to find one (nobody wants them but you and I). Ford is being smart by starting with the crew cab. It shares a wheelbase with the extended cab, so that should be a reasonably easy model to add. An entire new frame would be needed to add regular cab models, so it doesn't make much sense until the demand can justify it, especially as the profit margin is smaller.
As for battery recycling, more progress is needed in this area, but we are still in the early days of the EV market. The first decent modern EV is just under 10 years old! Volkswagen is one of many working in this area, and the value of the raw materials will almost certainly ensure that recycling takes hold: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi8Y2lF7Luw
Another old man shakes fist at cloud!
How do you know how old I am?
This truck isn't apparently being built for "rsavage." But to call everyone who embraces electric vehicles idiots misses the point that there are advantages to this technology. Instant torque. Not having to use gasoline, a resource that no matter if it runs out next year or in 1000 years is still a limited resource. Not having to fuel up at a gas station if you have a decent home charger. Quiet cruising. How many electric vehicles have either of you two "idiots" owned?
Also interesting take from someone dubbed "MrKnowItAll"
LOL - yes, I’m sure we can all agree that a single plant drove increases in the global market with lower cost overseas plants still operating. By the way, speaking of reality, I never said that the plant didn’t close, just that it closing that long ago wasn’t the sole reason for any price change that we’re seeing in the market.
Try to keep up, it was the last domestic lead smelter.
yes, the costs increased as a result.
You clearly don’t check links, if you had the plant was closed due pollution concerns, not costs. The smelting is done in places with lower costs, but the prices did NOT decrease.
"The batteries are fire hazards and they contain elements that can pollute ground water"
Mmmmm...your point that the stuff that goes into batteries isn't totally benign/inert is taken - but, have ya' ever seen a car fire? Heard of the Exxon-Valdez?
@Scott: Can you please be more clear about what bizarre conspiracy theory you're pushing here? Is it that Biden is a robot whose software does not have the ability to drive, or that he secretly grew up in New York City and never learned to drive?
@Scott: Did you actually watch the video, or are you just sharing crap like that without bothering to take a half-moment to see if it's even remotely true? Watch the video and it's clear the passenger has his hand on the dash. https://jalopnik.com/that-rumor-that-biden-didnt-really-drive-the-ford-f-150-1846929442
@Smithsonite: It's largely tax breaks that apply to the petroleum industry and not to other energy sectors. The government encourages the production of oil with financial incentives. If you are truly interested, just look it up. This is the first hit on Google when I type "Fossil Fuel Subsidies" in. https://www.eesi.org/papers/view/fact-sheet-fossil-fuel-subsidies-a-closer-look-at-tax-breaks-and-so...
Federal fuel economy standards also benefit larger vehicles.
@drhino: I absolutely agree 100% The government should remove the electric car subsidies, at the exact same time that they remove the much larger subsidies for gasoline/diesel/ethanol powered vehicles.
However, as someone opposed to government subsidies, I don't support removing *only* the EV subsidies and retaining the other subsidies. It just doesn't make any sense to me.