With the arrival of the electric revolution in the truck industry,
there is fierce rivalry between two pickups: the Ford F-150 Lightning and the Rivian R1T
These EVs are quite capable and have amazing specifications. Even though curb weight
is seldom taken into account by buyers when choosing a car, it has an impact on performance.
Why, then, does the Ford F-150 Lightning weigh so much less than the Rivian R1T?
There are 7,148 pounds in the Rivian R1T. Ford claims that the 2023 F-150 Lightning weighs
6,015 pounds for the Pro, XLT, and Lariat trims, and 6,893 pounds for the Platinum trim.
That weighs 878 pounds more than the trims at lesser levels.
The R1T weighs more than 1,000 pounds more than the three F-150 trims and more than 250
250 pounds more than the Platinum, while being a foot shorter than the F-150.
In general, electric trucks weigh more than their gas-powered equivalents.
The R1T weighs more than the F-150 for a number of reasons, but the battery pack