Ford Electrifies Flagship Truck Lineup

Ford F-150 Lightning

Ford’s best-selling F-150 pickup truck series has joined the electric vehicle revolution. Its new pickup truck EV is comparable in every way to its gas-powered counterpart, except for its efficiency and environmental responsibility. It’s a great reason for consumers anxious to join the EV bandwagon to visit their Ford dealer.

Extended Range

It’s very hard to imagine driving a big truck more than 300 miles without having to stop for refueling, but that’s what the new Ford F-150 Lightning delivers. You get a powerful engine with plenty of torque and towing capacity without the massive gas bill that invariably accompanies that type of gas-powered longevity.

The Ford-150 Lightning comes in six trims, beginning with a base model at $41,769, that gives those who can’t quite afford more expensive models a price point of entry, though it comes with fewer conveniences. The more well-equipped trims range from the XLT at $54,769, to the Platinum Extended at $92,669. This is a big investment but the $7,500 Federal tax credit can help mitigate the cost.
An extended range battery can be added to the three higher-level trims with the 312A High package, which comes with an extensive list of add-ons. For an additional $9,500, you can get a power-operated tailgate, in-dash navigation, heated front seats, adaptive cruise control and onboard generator in addition to an extended-range battery.

Discerning consumers know a great pickup truck when they see one. The only thing better than a powerful full-size pickup truck that’s ready to work is one that’s also efficient and economical. The new Ford-150 Lightning, a potent and efficient pickup powerhouse, is a great reason to visit a Ford dealer today.

Electric Power

Consumers can choose between a standard-range battery, which provides 452 horsepower and a maximum range of approximately 230 miles, and an extended-range battery that generates 580 hp and travels 320 miles on a full charge. A lithium-ion battery can be charged on a 240-volt supply (charging can be done overnight). If you don’t have that long to wait, a DC charging station can provide up to 80 percent capacity in under one hour.
If you’re concerned that an electric truck won’t give you the kind of acceleration you expect from a full-size pickup, don’t worry. The Ford-150 Lightning’s robust powertrain delivers plenty of pick-up. In fact, the Platinum trim can hit 60 mph in four seconds flat.

State-of-the-Art Infotainment

The Ford-150 Lightning’s infotainment tech is as good as any you’ll find in a pickup truck. You’ll get all the benefits of Ford’s Sync4 software package, with features accessed via a huge 12.0-inch touchscreen (upper-level trims come with a 15.0-inch touchscreen).
The Sync4 package includes a Wi-Fi hotspot, navigation, an eight-speaker sound system (18 speakers with the Platinum-level truck), Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, and more. The Ford-150 Lightning’s safety tech provides driver helps such as automatic emergency braking, lane-departure alerts, adaptive cruise control, and hands-free driving.

The Beauty of Going Electric

The Ford-150 Lightning’s 98.0-kWh battery delivers a range of 230 miles per full charge, though you can extend that range to 320 miles with the more powerful 131.0-kWh battery. If you’re new to driving an electric vehicle, don’t worry about having to wait while your truck charges. You can charge up efficiently with 110- and 220-volt outlets, or stop by a DC charging station, which will charge you to 80 percent in less than an hour.

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