Ford Motor Company recently launched the Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck studded with the latest electric car technology. The presence of the Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck also revives the Lightning honor that was previously used for the Ford F-150 performance model.
The Ford F-150 Lightning is equipped with two AC Three-Phase Fixed Magnet motors that drive all four wheels. The electric motor supplies power from two choices of Lithium-ion batteries, Standard-Range and Extended-Range.
The electric pickup with the Standard-Range battery is capable of delivering a combined power of 432 hp and 1,050 Nm of torque. While the one with an Extended-Range battery can spit 571 hp and 1,050 Nm of torque.
The F-150 Lightning’s Standard-Range and Extended-Range batteries support Level 3 DC fast charging with a maximum power of 150 kW.
As for the range, Ford estimates that its electric pickup can roam as far as 370 km for Standard-Range and 482 km for Extended-Range. The carmaker also offers a lot of the latest electric car technology in the F-150 Lightning electric truck.
The F-150 Lightning has a Vehicle to Load (V2L) capability called Pro Power Onboard which can power electrical appliances in the workplace. It also has the latest SYNC system with FordPass 4G LTE internet connectivity so that the owner and the car can stay connected.
Of course, the F-150 Lightning can drive itself, thanks to the semi-autonomous Ford BlueCruise feature.
Price and Availability
In its first production, around 44,500 units of Ford F-150 Lightning were sold out in less than 2 hours. And the figure is predicted to continue to grow as the interest in electric cars is growing.
As for the price, the Ford F-150 Lightning is available starting from $ 39,974.
The company also presented F-150 Lightning Pro as the cheapest variant of the Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup car aimed at business customers.