Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck has a larger battery and better 320-mile EPA range


Recently the ratings for the upcoming Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck hit the web. According to the EPA ratings, the Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck will come with a bigger and better battery pack. Furthermore, the EPA range for this truck is 320-mile which is better than initial expectations. The electric car market in the U.S. is becoming really massive. To accelerate its electrification plans in the U.S., Ford will commence production of the F-150 Lightning as soon as possible.

Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck

The initial announcement from Ford claims that the Ford F-150 Lightning will have a range of 300 miles. The announcement also reveals that this electric truck will start at $40,000. However, it is important to note that the bigger the battery, the higher the price.

The smaller battery pack (base version) will have a range of about 230 miles (370 km) on a single charge. This is also the version that costs $40,000. However, the larger pack that gives up to 320 miles, costs a whopping $74,000.

There is already confirmation from a leak last week that the standard version hits 230 miles on a single charge. However, the official EPA-estimated ranges for all versions of the F-150 Lightning including the Extended Range versions with a bigger battery are now available. Interestingly, most of the versions get a range of 20 more miles than initial expectations

Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck range

F-150 Lightning (Targeted EPA-estimated Range) F-150 Lightning (Final EPA-estimated Range)
1. F-150 Lightning Pro SR: 230 miles 1. F-150 Lightning Pro SR: 230 miles
2. F-150 Lightning Pro ER (Fleet only): 300 miles 2. F-150 Lightning Pro ER (Fleet only):  320 miles
3. F-150 Lightning XLT SR: 230 miles 3. F-150 Lightning XLT SR: 230 miles
4. F-150 Lightning XLT ER: 300 miles 4. F-150 Lightning XLT ER: 320 miles
5. F-150 Lightning Lariat SR: 230 miles 5. F-150 Lightning Lariat SR: 230 miles
6. F-150 Lightning Lariat ER: 300 miles 6. F-150 Lightning Lariat ER: 320 miles
7. F-150 Lightning Platinum: 280 miles 7. F-150 Lightning Platinum: 300 miles

After the release of the data above, Ford’s CEO, Jim Farley took to Twitter to congratulate his engineering team for beating expectations:

Furthermore, the Chief program engineer for the F-150 Lightning, Linda Zhang adds

We are laser focused on continually improving our energy consumption efficiency for Lightning and the team is really happy to deliver these results for our customers.

The company will commence production of these delivery electric trucks later this year.

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