Would You Take an Electric Pickup to a Sled Pull?

Edmunds takes the Ford F-150 Lightning and Rivian R1T to a tractor pull.

Do EVs and tractor pulls mix? Yes. Yes, they do.Youtube

The team at Edmunds recently had a little fun by taking an electric Ford F-150 Lightning and a Rivian R1T to a sled pull. As you may recall, we were suitably impressed by the F-150 Lightning’s towing ability, even if it came up short on range. With 580 hp and 775 lb.-ft. of torque, it puts out very similar numbers to a three-quarter-ton diesel pickup. The Rivian R1T, meanwhile, manages to smoke the Ford’s already impressive stats with four electric motors to the F-150′s two, and dished out 835 hp and 908 lb.-ft. of torque. Those are serious figures, and should be more than enough for the two trucks to hold their own against a sled.

How do the two trucks do? We won’t spoil it for you, but it’s sufficient to say these two bone-stock EVs could embarrass more than a few built diesels. We’d love to see what they could do with a little ballast and some proper tires. Now if you’ll excuse us, we’re trying to figure out how many kidneys we need to sell to park an R1T under the tree this year. That machine would have no problem shucking a few side-by-sides to Windrock and back.

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