Why Travis County in Texas bought one of the first Ford F-150 Lightning all-electric trucks
August 29, 2022 at 08:48 AM EDT
A single truck won't make much of a dent in the county's emissions but it represents an initial step toward a larger goal of an electric fleet. It also underscores the increased confidence large organizations have in electric vehicle viability. The truck replaces a traditional gasoline-powered vehicle that, according to the county’s calculations, would release 74 metric tons of carbon emissions into the atmosphere each year.