E.G. (elainegrey) wrote,

F-150 Lightning

Not intending to, we caught Ford's live announcement of the 2022 Ford® F-150 Lightning Electric Truck yesterday. I found myself unexpectedly in tears. I don't know if it was the promise being made visible, a community proud of working for sustainability in the face of climate change? Can this truck unify a split America? Linda Zhang, chief engineer, clearly communicating her immigrant roots and American upbringing? The diversity in the promotional videos and on the stage? (Linda!) I don't know but i was unexpectedly swept up in joy and delight.

Ha, i am still tearing up.

So, we put in a refundable deposit on buying one. My brain winces at the cost, and i'll probably chicken out because -- buying a new vehicle?? -- but that truck is a promise being made.

... using the jeep tag, thinking about Josie the Jeep and falling in love with that completely flawed vehicle that couldn't pass emissions....
This is also posted at https://elainegrey.dreamwidth.org/853461.html .
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