Attendees will have more time to check out the latest commercial vehicles, equipment and technology from 500 companies at Work Truck Week® 2023 thanks to extended Work Truck Show exhibit hours.
Work Truck Week takes place March 7–10, 2023, at Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. It encompasses The Work Truck Show®, Green Truck Summit, Ride & Drive, educational conference, and more. Green Truck Summit is March 7.
Sunrun, the largest solar provider in the US, has revealed its new fleet of Ford F-150 Lightnings. The company plans to transition half of its entire fleet to electric or hybrid by the end of 2025.
Sunrun's decision to bulk buy multiple Ford F-150 Lightnings won't come as too much of a surprise to those familiar with the firm. The company has a partnership with the Blue Oval and helped develop Ford Intelligent Backup Power (a combination of the 80-amp Ford Charge Station Pro and Home Integration system).
Sunrun currently has over 11,000 employees and generated $1.61 billion in revenue last year. Based in San Fransisco, the company was founded in 2007 and was listed on the Nasdaq in 2015.
With pedestrians dying in traffic collisions at the highest level in 40 years, auto safety advocates say more must be done to give people safety.
They’re calling on the federal government and automakers alike to address a gaping hole in vehicle collision avoidance technology – the inability of many automatic emergency braking systems to detect pedestrians at night.
Researchers with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety began warning about the problem earlier this year when testing showed many vehicles equipped with pedestrian automatic emergency braking systems, which are designed to brake when a driver does not, failed to stop for a crash dummy in night-time conditions.
As F-150 Lightning customers begin their first winter with their new electric pickup, Ford wants to help make them aware that in low temperatures they could see a significant reduction in range, which is normal.
All-electric vehicles experience energy decreases in cold temperatures due to battery cell chemistry. Temperatures below 40°F cause the electrolyte fluid to become sluggish, limiting how much power is available to discharge and how quickly the vehicle’s battery can charge.
To help maximize your F-150 Lightning range in winter, here are some tips:
1. Park your F-150 Lightning in a garage whenever possible.
2. Keep your F-150 Lightning plugged in when parked.
3. If planning a longer commute, precondition your vehicle using departure times to warm the battery while plugged-in by using the FordPass app or your trucks center screen.
The average price of a gallon of gas is now sitting at $3.55, according to AAA. That’s just about the lowest price we have seen since February of this year.
Average prices are down 11 cents in just one week. The price for a barrel of oil is hovering right around $74. That’s down 35 percent since June alone. Protests in China over Covid-19 lockdowns and global economic slowdowns are being fingered as the reasons for the downturn in prices.
To help matters even more, the Energy Information Administration says gas demand actually fell last week from 8.74 million to 8.33 million barrels. At the same time, total domestic gasoline stock rose more than 3 million barrels to 211 million. Add all of this together, and you get your lower gas prices.