How Far Can a Diesel and Electric Truck Tow An Identical Camper Trailer on ONE Fill-up?
It seems as if every way that we look, there is some sort of talk about electric vehicles in one way or another. In fact, one of the most viral stories around social media recently has been about the new Ford Lightning, an EV that comes with stout promises and delivers on a lot of them. In the world of towing, though, perhaps some might think of the truck doesn’t live up to expectations.
This time, we take on a range test between the electric-powered Hummer EV and a diesel-powered Ram pickup.
At this point in the timeline, we know a lot about diesel-powered trucks. Of course, they create a ton of torque to be able to easily pull along a trailer. They also do a pretty good job of staying efficient while doing so just to make sure that they get the most out of every drop of diesel fuel given that it is so expensive.
On the other hand, with electric vehicles, we have yet to really pin down what they are good at and what they aren’t good at until we have further testing done. Sure, there have been questions about their towing capabilities but just how widespread of an issue this might be is something that we have yet to figure out. What we do know, though, is that they are pretty good at towing with all of the torque they deliver. Just how far they can pull a load reliably, though, is yet to be determined because battery life might be something that EV producers need to work on.
At the end of the day, trucks like the Hummer EV and Cummins-powered Ram might feel like polar opposites but when we really get down to the brass tax, they have more in common than one might assume. Tune in with the video below from The Fast Lane Truck to see just how similar and different both of the models are.