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President tests acceleration, leaks details of EV truck during unscheduled test drive. U.S. President Joe Biden made an unscheduled stop at a Ford test track outside Detroit on Tuesday, where he hopped into the company’s new all-electric F-150 pickup and took a spin. “This sucker’s quick,” Biden said after pulling up in front of reporters accompanying him. “I’m just gonna step on it. I’ll come off at 80 miles per hour. Okay, here we go. Ready?” he said, before hitting the gas — err, accelerator — in the truck and speeding across the track. Biden said in conversation with an unidentified Ford official that the new truck, dubbed the “Lightning,” accelerates from zero to 60 miles per hour (96 km/h) in 4.3 or 4.4 seconds — a figure the official said hasn’t yet been revealed. “I should be quiet,” Biden joked.

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