The Ford F-150 Lightning has taken the automotive world by storm, thanks to its powerful electric powertrain and the legacy of the legendary F-150. With a long list of impressive features, this zero-emission truck has certainly raised the bar for what electric vehicles, especially trucks, can offer.
As the electric counterpart to America’s best-selling truck, the Ford F-150 Lightning has big shoes to fill. Let’s explore the features and details that make it such a groundbreaking vehicle.
How many F-150 Lightnings have been sold
Ford has reported total sales of 19,217 F-150 Lightning trucks as of February.
Those numbers so far fall under Ford’s annual production rate of 150,000 expected by the end of 2023. The company has over 200,000 pre-orders and has currently closed reservations until late spring 2023.
What’s the most popular F-150 Lightning trim level
According to consumer data from Edmunds, Lariat is the most popular trim level for the Ford F-150 Lightning. Lariat is the second most expensive trim option for the truck with a base price of $75,974.
It includes several upgrades like a geometric Gray-Ion satin grille, 20” carbonized gray Wheels, leather-trimmed heated and ventilated front seating and a power tailgate.
How long is the real world range of the F-150 Lightning
Ford lists the maximum range for the F-150 Lightning as between 240 and 320 miles per charge depending on the model and battery options.
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MotorTrend performed a real-world range test at an average speed of 70mph. This resulted in a range of 255 miles for the Platinum model, 15% less than the 300 miles it’s rated for.
How much horsepower does the F-150 Lightning have
The extended range Dual eMotor available for the F-150 Lightning XLT, Lariat and Platinum models outputs a maximum of 580 horsepower. The standard range motor outputs 452 horsepower and 775lb ft of torque.
How long does it take to charge an F-150 Lightning
It depends on the charger and truck model. The $1310 Ford Charge Station Pro works with the extended range battery F-150 Lightning models and will fully charge a battery in 8 hours.
The standard Mobile Power Cord charges a battery in 20 hours.
How much can the F-150 Lightning tow
Depending on the model and battery pack, the truck can two between 7,700lbs – 10,000lbs.
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Does the F-150 Lightning have a longer range than the Rivian R1T
Ford’s electric rival Rivian has a comparable electric pickup truck called the R1T. The R1T has a range between 328 and 400 miles depending on the model, while the F-150 Lightning has a max range of 320.
The Rivian has a longer range than the Lightning.
Does the F-150 Lightning qualify for the federal tax credit
The federal government is currently offering a tax rebate of up to $7,500 for buyers of certain electric and low emission vehicles. According to the IRS list of qualifying vehicles, the F-150 Lightning Pro, XLT and Lariat models do qualify for the tax credit.
The Platinum model does not, as it is over the IRS’s $80,000 MSRP limit for electric trucks.
How long is the wait list for an F-150 Lightning
Ford has said it has received more than 200,000 reservations, which are currently closed until late spring while the company catches up with demand.
Current reservation holders can expect to wait between 6 months to 2 years for their F-150 Lightning.
Can you rent a Ford F-150 Lightning
While mainstream rental car businesses like Enterprise or Avis do not currently rent F-150 Lightnings, there are other rental companies adding the trucks to their fleets.
Heavy equipment brands United Rentals and Sunbelt Rentals have added 500 and 700 Lightnings to their fleets respectively.
Peer-to-peer rental services like Turo also have a growing number of F-150 Lightnings available to rent. For example, a 2022 Lariat model is currently available in Fremont for $113 a day.