The F-150 Lightning is the smartest, most innovative truck Ford has ever built. Wickedly quick off the mark, quiet and smooth, F-150 Lightning delivers a new experience for truck owners that are on par with today’s similarly configured F-150 trucks. "For both Ford and the American auto industry, F-150 Lightning represents a defining moment as we progress toward a zero-emissions, digitally connected future,” said Bill Ford, executive chair, Ford Motor Company. “F-Series is America’s best-selling truck for 44 years, the backbone of work across the country, and a trusted icon for generations of customers. Now we are revolutionizing it for a new generation.”
A powerhouse that delivers 563 horsepower and 1050Nm of torque – The most torque of any F-150 ever and a 0-100 kmph time in the mid-4-second range when put on an extended-range battery, based on typical industry methodology. F-150 Lightning supports a maximum 2,000 pounds of payload in the standard-range model with 18-inch wheels, and up to 10,000 pounds of towing capacity on XLT and Lariat trucks with the extended-range battery and Max Trailer Tow Package. Powered by dual in-board motors and with standard 4x4, F-150 Lightning can take on rough terrain with Built Ford Tough durability and capability. The low center of gravity brings even more confident handling whether traveling along rain-slicked roads or through sand. It also features a high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy body, and a new independent rear suspension which delivers an improved ride comfort.
F-150 Lightning boasts excellent off-road performance, with a 4x4 system featuring four selectable drive modes: Normal, Sport, Off Road and Tow/Haul. Rugged underbody protection is meant to keep the battery safe, with metal skid plates shielding both the battery and inboard motors from tough terrain. The battery itself is secured inside waterproof casing surrounded by crash-absorption protection and has been tested at temperatures as extreme as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure Lightning can perform when needed most.
All these capabilities are possible thanks to the truck’s powerful next-generation lithium-ion battery. F-150 Lightning offers two options: a standard-range battery targeting 230 miles of EPA-estimated range and an extended-range battery targeting 300 miles of EPA-estimated range. On a 150-kilowatt DC fast charger, extended-range F-150 Lightning is targeted to get up to 54 miles of range in 10 minutes and charge from 15% to 80% percent in about 41 minutes.
The entry model is said to start at $39,974 excluding taxes of any sort, while the mid-series XLT model starts at $52,974, which also offers additional comfort and technology. Arriving in spring 2022, F-150 Lightning will be available in four series and two battery options at more than 2,300 EV-certified Ford dealers across the United States of America.