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We’ve not seen excitement over an EV quite like the furvor over the F-150 Lightning – and for good reason. The F-150 package combined with the ability to use the huge battery power to power a worksite or back up a home combined with the speed and power of EVs is a tantalizing cocktail.

But potential customers have only been treated so far with base prices and spec packages. Ford this week, however, gave a better idea of what the different packages might contain and, more importantly, some price points.

Before we show you the goods, which were uploaded to Reddit by u/Nifty_5050, we should note that these aren’t Ford’s final prices/packages. They are however a good gauge of what Ford is thinking, and actually put out by Ford, so worth significant consideration.

Ford provided the following statement to Electrek:

Results from this survey will help us understand consumers’ demand for various models, options and accessories. This survey is not representative of final pricing or feature availability.

Also note some spelling slips like “Configerations?” so clearly not very well vetted, at least by PR, so caveat emptor…

Of particular note, the Extended Range packages besides the Pro version start at close to $80,000 or $71,974 after $7,500 federal xax credit. That makes the Pro Extended, if still priced at $10,000 above standard range (also where the fleet version is priced), the best deal on the page.

It looks like all Extended Range models will send out 80A to a worksite.

F150gen14 got more details on each model. Click to enlarge:

The F-150 is America’s best-selling vehicle for over a generation, but the electrified version will be up against some new competitors. Chief among these will be Tesla’s Cybertruck and Rivian’s R1-T.

Rivian, which is partially owned by Ford, looks to be the first out of the gate with their R1T pickups. The trucks, which have been delayed multiple times, are now due next month and have been tested extensively on streets over a year. Rivians have higher price points (though a cheaper model is rumored) and are aimed at the high end of the market with some incredible configurations.

Tesla, with its massive battery scale, has lower price points on its Cybertruck, which even beat Ford in some areas. The California automaker’s plans/configurations/prices have been known to change however as production nears. Tesla’s Cybertruck futuristic design has often been seen as polarizing though the company has had a significant number, possibly over 1 million, of $100 pre-orders. Polls have put the Cybertruck neck and neck with Ford’s F-150 Lightning though Ford is heavily skewed toward traditional truck buyers.

Ford’s traditional competitor GM has announced a high-end GMC Hummer Truck and SUV that will be a six-figure purchase for the near future and is expected to launch a more competitively priced Electric Silverado in the coming months.

Ford execs have also hinted at electric versions of the newly minted smaller Maverick pickup and iconic Bronco in recent months, but no formal plans have been laid bare.

Ford has produced the following F-150 spec sheet at launch:

Electrek‘s take:

We’re seeing a ton of hype for the F-150 and not just from traditional EV buyers. No EV has quite hit the mainstream like the Lightning, so any information we can get is of great interest.

On the surface, a lot of these prices seem exorbitant but the higher-tiered trims of the F-150 actually match up with the high margin gas versions pretty well and all of the extras you get with electric.

In fact, I’m (not, ha!) concerned Ford might have “Osborne Effect-ed” the best-selling vehicle in its lineup and in America. Who is going to buy a F-150 Raptor now that a four-second 0-60 model is available next year that will blow its doors off? Who is going to pass up that huge/powered Frunk space/Tailgating dream for a carbon belching motor? Can a typical F-150 quietly power a Texas home through a now common three-day power outage?

In fact, Ford is scrambling to keep up with the demand already

It will be interesting to see Ford’s ICE sales tank over the next year. I imagine the 300-mile range (at load) will be the only real limiting factor here.


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Taylor Swift’s dad accused of punching photographer in face after Sydney show

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An Australian photographer claims he was punched by Taylor Swift’s dad in Sydney following the singer’s concert.

Ben McDonald said he told police the incident happened at Neutral Bay Wharf, where Swift and her dad had just come ashore from a yacht hours after the singer’s final show in the city.

While officers did not release names, police said they are investigating an alleged assault by a 71-year-old man on a 51-year-old man at 2.30am local time.

Swift’s representatives have not responded to a request for comment, but a spokesperson told Rolling Stone magazine two people were “aggressively pushing” to get to Swift.

They added that the people grabbed security and threatened a member of the singer’s staff.

Mr McDonald said media had been waiting to picture the star as she walked towards two cars.

“There were about four or five security there and at one point, one of the American security started shoving his umbrella into me and my camera and then Taylor got in her car,” he said.

“Someone else came running at me and punched me in the left side of my face.

“Initially, I thought it was an Australian security that was trying to be the hero of the moment in the front of the Americans, but as it turned out it was her father.”

Mr McDonald said he recognised Swift’s father, Scott Swift, from a picture online – adding that he doesn’t have any bruising and didn’t need any treatment.

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“In 23 years, I haven’t been assaulted and punched in the chops, particularly by the talent’s dad,” he said.

“We didn’t go rushing down the jetty. We didn’t go rushing to the back of the boat. We waited for her to come up. Kept it very civil.

“But no, they… put the umbrellas up and umbrellas over her and then shove the umbrellas into our faces and then make out that we’re the ones making contact with them.”

Swift left the country on Tuesday after more than 600,000 fans saw her Eras Tour performance across seven concerts.

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Matthew Perry’s X account ‘hacked by fraudsters’ urging donation to fake foundation

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The X account of Matthew Perry has been targeted by hackers, according to reports.

A foundation set up in honour of the Friends star, who died last October, appeared to be the target of a link in a pinned post at the top of his profile urging people to donate.

However, the post actually linked to duplicate site.

An Instagram post from the Matthew Perry Foundation said: “We have received reports that Matthew’s official X page has been hacked and is directing users to a fraudulent site soliciting donations via cryptocurrency.

“Please do not donate to this site or share the fraudulent posts on social media.

“MatthewPerryFoundation.org is the only website associated with the Foundation, and we are only accepting donations through this site.”

A caption added: “This is the only official Matthew Perry Foundation Instagram account, and we will only ever post official Foundation communications.

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“Please report imposter accounts, and do not submit donations through any channel other than MatthewPerryFoundation.org. #MatthewPerry.”

The post was also flagged by X’s community notes feature saying that the account had been hacked and the link was fake.

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Perry’s death was ruled an accident from the “acute effects of ketamine”. The actor, was found “unresponsive in the pool at his residence” on 28 October last year.

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Remembering Matthew Perry

Most famous for playing Chandler Bing in hit US sitcom, Perry was open about his battle with addiction, setting up a sober living facility for men who were also struggling.

Following his death, the foundation was created in his name to help those struggling with addiction.

Jennifer Aniston, who played Rachel Green in Friends, was among those who urged support of the foundation.

The actor was recently honoured during the in memoriam segment at the SAG Awards, after there was controversy at the BAFTAs following his omission from their remembrance roll call.

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A music producer has accused Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs of sexually assaulting him and forcing him to have sex with prostitutes.

The suit, filed in New York, accuses the music mogul of repeated instances of unwanted groping and sexual touching.

It also says the music producer was forced to work in a bathroom while Combs showered and wandered around in the nude.

Combs’ lawyer, Shawn Holley, labelled the events described in the lawsuit “pure fiction”.

“We have overwhelming, indisputable proof that his claims are complete lies,” he said.

“We will address these outlandish allegations in court and take all appropriate action against those who make them.”

In the lawsuit, the producer claims Combs made him solicit sex workers and pressured him to sleep with them.

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It also described a time when the producer suspected he had been drugged after waking up in a bed with a pair of prostitutes.

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The claim is one of several sexual assault lawsuits filed against Combs in recent months, including a lawsuit from the R&B singer Cassie that was settled last year.

Another of Combs’ accusers is a woman who claims he raped her two decades ago when she was 17-years-old.

Combs has denied all the allegations.

In a statement in December, he described the claims as “sickening” and his accusers of “looking for a quick payday”.

“Let me be absolutely clear: I did not do any of the awful things being alleged. I will fight for my name, my family and for the truth,” he said.

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