What simply occurred? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched official vary estimates for Ford’s upcoming all-electric F-150 Lightning pickup. For patrons of choose fashions, it’s better-than-anticipated information by about 20 miles of vary.
The base mannequin F-150 Lightning Pro SR, which begins at $39.974, will include a ultimate EPA-estimated vary of 230 miles on a single cost. The similar holds true for the XLT SR and the Lariat SR fashions, whereas the Platinum topped its goal estimated vary by 20 miles – from 280 miles to 300 miles.
Similarly, the XLT ER and the Lariat ER (ER standing for prolonged vary) might be good for a ultimate EPA-estimated vary of 320 miles.
For comparability, the bottom mannequin Rivian R1T with the dual-motor configuration has an estimated vary of 260+ miles whereas the Hummer EV begins at 250+ miles of vary.
Ford launched its electrified F-150 Lightning in May 2021 with two battery vary choices. Models geared up with the usual battery pack will generate 426 horsepower whereas these with the prolonged vary battery possibility might be good for 563 horsepower. Both prove 775 lb-ft of torque.
The new Lightning can be mentioned to make the most of the strongest metal ever put into an F-150 body, and is probably the most aerodynamic F-150 to this point. With the ER battery, it must be good for sprints to 60 mph within the mid-four second vary.
The first fashions are anticipated to be delivered to clients this spring.