- Available in 4 variants -The Standard, XLT, Lariat, and Platinum.
- The standard, XLT, and Lariat all are available with either standard battery or extended range. The Platinum comes with an extended battery with a 300-mile range.
- The sale will begin in the United States from next year.
- The F-150 lightning can power homes for roughly three days is equipped with a larger battery pack.
- It will compete with GMC Hummer EV and Tesla Cybertruck.
Today Ford has unveiled the electric version of its most popular pickup truck, The F-150. The fully electric version of the F-150 called the Lightning. The American automakers promise that the new F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck will not only be affordable but also comes with bells and whistles.
The American electric pickup is available in 4 variants which are as follows :
- The Standard ( base variant )
The introductory price of F-150 Lightning will be $39,974 ( approximately INR 29 lakh ). That’s for the standard version with a 230-mile range, but it’s still an affordable price. The top-end Platinum variant could approach $90,000.The standard, XLT, and Lariat variants are available with either standard battery or extended range. The Platinum comes with an extended battery with a 300-mile range( 482 km)
The Lightning will be built at Ford’s new Rogue Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan .It will feature dual electric motors, one on each axle, and will achieve 563 horsepower and 1,050 Nm of peak torque, making it the most powerful F-150 available. In terms of acceleration, the F-150 Lightning can go from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in just four seconds.
Ford also claims that the F-150 Lightning could tow up to 10,000 pounds (4000 less than the highest gas-powered F-150) when equipped with the Extended Range battery, and it has a max payload of 2000 pounds with the smaller battery pack. Moreover, a 150-KW DC fast charger can add 54 miles of range in 10 minutes to the larger battery or charge from 15 to 80 percent in 41 minutes.
The truck itself is a portable energy source with 9.6 kW of energy. The F-150 Lightning can supply up to 9.6 KW to the home during power outages. Once the power is back on, the truck automatically switches back to charging. Ford says the truck can power homes for roughly three days if equipped with the larger battery pack.
On the inside, the Lightning comes with a 12-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system that comes standard on the XLT. The higher trim levels have an even bigger 15.5-inch vertically oriented touchscreen that’s powered by Ford’s Sync 4A infotainment technology.
The sale of the Ford F-150 Lightning will begin in the United States in the spring of next year, it will compete with GMC Hummer EV and Tesla Cybertruck.