Driving Change: How Ford F-150 Powered an E-Scooter Fleet in Halifax

Recently Ford has witnessed an exciting application of their F-150 Lightning in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where it powered an innovative e-scooter business, HFX e-Scooters, led by Max Rastelli. Started in 2019, Rastelli's venture is providing a sustainable transport option with e-scooters.

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The game-changing moment for HFX e-Scooters was the integration of the F-150 Lightning into its operations in 2022. This electric version of the iconic Ford F-150 wasn't just in line with Rastelli’s inclination towards EVs; it also emerged as a strategic addition to his business. The F-150 Lightning, boasting a 9.6kW Pro Power Onboard, enabled Rastelli to create a mobile charging station for his e-scooters, charging multiple batteries simultaneously while on the move. This innovation significantly reduced the need for a centralized charging station, a common bottleneck in such operations.

The efficiency enhancement provided by the F-150 Lightning proved so beneficial that Rastelli expanded his fleet with a second truck in 2023. This expansion effectively doubled the operational efficiency of his e-scooter fleet, drastically cutting down on charging-related downtime. Beyond its utility, Rastelli also enjoys the driving experience of the F-150 Lightning, praising its smooth handling and stability.

The F-150 Lightning's efficiency boost led Rastelli to double his e-scooter fleet in 2023, slashing charging downtime while enjoying its smooth ride

Rastelli's use of our F-150 Lightning to power HFX e-Scooters is a prime example of the versatility and potential of Ford electric vehicles in supporting sustainable urban transportation solutions. It demonstrates how innovative applications of Ford technology can contribute to eco-friendly transportation methods, potentially serving as a model for other urban businesses. This endeavor aligns with Ford's commitment to sustainability and innovation, showcasing how their vehicles can play a crucial role in shaping a more efficient and greener future in urban mobility.

Not so long ago Ford's announcement of the BlueOval Battery Park Michigan reflected a pivotal move in their electric vehicle strategy, aligning with the Ford+ plan and demonstrating their commitment to the EV market while optimizing investment and job creation.

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