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Preview: Galpin Ford Prepares to Sell Lightning Pickup

Galpin Motors, which owns one of the top Ford dealerships in the world, will add the first Ford electric pickup truck to its lineup next year.The Ford F-150 Lightning will become available in the second quarter of 2022 with a starting price of $39,000.Beau Boeckmann, president of the North Hills dealership, said in an email to the Business Journal that the challenge of selling electric vehicles versus gas powered ones is one of perception.“Some people have preconceived notions of what it’s like to drive one,” Boeckmann wrote, adding that he has driven electric vehicles for years and the fears that people have are advantages when it comes to electric vehicles.Read the full story in the June 21 issue of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.

Mark Madler
Mark Madler
Mark R. Madler covers aviation & aerospace, manufacturing, technology, automotive & transportation, media & entertainment and the Antelope Valley. He joined the company in February 2006. Madler previously worked as a reporter for the Burbank Leader. Before that, he was a reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago and several daily newspapers in the suburban Chicago area. He has a bachelor’s of science degree in journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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