Electric vehicles are no wonder gaining momentum right now. Despite many automakers facing challenges, they can still deliver EVs and achieve their production targets. These two automakers made their first deliveries for their new electric models.
Ford has made its first delivery of the F-150 Lightning electric truck in Michigan. However, Ford is not the only one making its first delivery.
FORD F-150 LIGHTNING ALL-ELECTRIC
Ford’s F-150 lightning has reached its first customer, Nicholas Schmidt, a rural Michigan man. He took delivery of a silver electric truck at Richardson Ford, a dealership in the town of Standish, Michigan.
Schmidt already owns a Tesla Model 3 and is also considering buying a Rivian R1T truck. He also made a reservation for Tesla’s Cybertruck. According to the Verge citing Bloomberg, he tweeted that he canceled the reservation after acquiring his Ford truck.
Schmidt tweeted: “With the Lightning in the driveway, this reservation is no longer needed! I am still very excited about the Cybertruck and look forward to seeing them around town, hopefully, soonish! We all win when more EVs are driving around.”
Rivian is known to be the first one to introduce electric trucks in the market. Despite being a start-up company, it managed to position itself in the market during its first few months of operations.
However, in a personal view, Ford’s electric trucks may gain more momentum than any other brand. The automaker has an established brand name and is popularly known for its pick-up trucks. It will also make more customers switch to EVs.
According to its official site, the Ford F-150 Lightning all-electric truck starts at $39,947.
GENESIS GV60 ELECTRIC
Meanwhile, Patricia Wayne of Los Angeles is the first customer of the GV60. She purchased a Uyuni White GV60 at Genesis Santa Monica. She said she considered buying it after being drawn to its bold styling and advanced technologies.
She added, “I’ve been following this car for almost a year now, and I’m embarrassed to admit how eager I’ve been for it to arrive. I definitely feel like a kid for the first time in a while and cannot wait to hit the road in this car. I feel so unbelievably lucky to be the first person in the U.S. to own the GV60.”
To mark the occasion, Genesis Motor America and Genesis Santa Monica donated $20,000 to the local Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Monica.
According to the car and driver, the new GV60 electric compact crossover’s pricing starts at $59,980.