One Fleet's Journey to EVs, Part 3

May 10, 2024
Manatee County talks F-150 Lightning EV maintenance.

Manatee County, Florida, a five-time Construction Equipment and AEMP Fleet Masters winner, has begun its EV journey with Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickups.  

In this series, senior editor Frank Raczon explores the county's electric acquisitions, applications, measurement, maintenance, and more, with fleet manager Matt Case, CEM.

Here in Part 3, Case reveals the county's PM strategy along with discussing findings on tire wear, a potential concern with EVs.

Truck editor Tom Berg evaluates the Lightning after his test drive.

Part 2: Will the county order more electric pickups? What about the Tesla Cybertruck? Case also talks about what the public thinks.

Part 1 of the series talked about acquisition, acceptance, and the county's method for tracking performance.