The electric F-150′s positives go beyond engine power—Jacobs explains that the onboard tech and nature of the electric powertrain are also boons when towing. The EV layout in conjunction with the independent rear suspension makes trailering “easy, controlled, and comfortable. It can be done, and with more immediacy than even a diesel could ever hope to manage,” Jacobs writes. Ford also packed the Lightning with onboard bed scales, and the EV’s built-in regenerative braking helps it regain range. Jacobs tested the Lightning over Colorado’s daunting Eisenhower Pass, one of the most trying routes in the country, and the Lightning performed beautifully.