This is Ford’s third electric vehicle (EV) after the Mustang Mach-E SUV and the E-Transit van. This American car maker has made the F-150 Lightning in three variants, which are XLT, Lariat and Platinum. But as of now, there is no information on whether Ford will launch this EV in other markets outside the US as well.
Ford F-150 Lightning price, availability
Ford F-150 Lightning Pick-up Truck Keys cost $40,000 (approximately Rs 29 lakh) in which the base variant XLT comes. The XLT variant is designed for commercial use. Ford says that the mid-range XLT variant could cost up to $53,000 (approximately Rs.39 lakh). Its deliveries will begin by the spring of 2022.
Ford F-150 Lightning specifications, features
The F-150 Lightning churns out 563 horsepower and 775 pound-feet of torque, which helps the truck go from 0 to 100 in as little as 4 seconds. The base variant of the Ford vehicle has an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated range of up to 230 miles or 370 kilometers. It can be extended up to 300 miles or 480 kilometers by the extended range battery pack. Ford says that the truck’s software gives a real-time range estimate. This vehicle can be recharged at a 150kW DC fast charging station which is easily searchable in the FordPass smartphone app. At home, it can be recharged from a 240-volt outlet that can deliver speeds of up to 14 miles or 22 kilometers per hour. Ford is also offering an 80 amp home charging station with the additional battery pack version.
With the additional battery pack, the company says it will have a towing capacity of 10,000 pounds (4,500 kg), which is slightly higher than its base model. Its base variant has a pay-load capacity of 2000 lb (900 kg). Which can be stored on a flatbed or in the front trunk of a truck.
Jim Farley, Ford CEO and President, said, “It’s faster than Ford’s Raptor, has the standard 4×4 independent rear suspension, a power frunk, enough energy to drive your house for three days or deliver a tailgate.” , and it will keep getting better with instant updates.”
Ford has claimed about what has been said to give energy to the house. The company has said that this has been made possible by its 80 ampere Ford charge station and intelligent backup power powered from the home management system. Using the extended range battery pack with this system, it can power a home for up to three days. The F-150 Lightning automatically switches between the charging house and the battery.
Talking about the interiors, the Ford F-150 Lightning sports a 15.5-inch touch screen. It is powered by Ford’s Sync 4A in the Lariat and Platinum variants. It has wireless availability of Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, integrated Amazon Alexa and the Sync Applink app. It will also come with the option of Phone As A Key in select variants. Activating this option will enable the owner to lock, unlock and start the vehicle without taking out the phone or key fob from the pocket.