Ford recently updated its estimated range for the Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck. The good news is, there’s been an increase in the estimated range of this Ford flagship truck.
For the base model, it has an estimated range of 230 miles. This model alone retails for $39,974. The extended range version ($50,000) has an estimated range of 320 miles, or an increase of 20 from the previous estimated range.
This range estimate was obtained after testing seven variations of the F-150 Lightning and F-150 Lightning Pro by the US Environmental Protection Agency. From these tests, the Pro ER, XLT ER, Lariat ER, and Platinum versions were able to cover a distance of 20 miles more than initially estimated.
Final EPA-estimated range for F-150 Lightning:
⚡️XLT, Lariat & Pro trims = 320 miles w/ extended range. 230 for standard.
⚡️Platinum trim = 300 miles
That's 20 more miles than our initial target for ER. Congrats to @Ford engineers who keep making #F150Lightning even better! pic.twitter.com/ktPey2Hm11
— Jim Farley (@jimfarley98) March 21, 2022
“We are focused on lasers to continuously improve our energy consumption efficiency for Lightning and the team is excited to deliver these results to our customers,” said Linda Zhang, chief program engineer, F-150 Lightning, in a statement.
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Ford itself has embedded software that is also used by the Ford Mustang Mach-E. The software will give a real estimate of the distance and travel time.
The calculation of distance and travel time by the software takes into account the weather, traffic conditions and the weight of the load.
With an updated range to 320 miles, the F-150 Lightning will compete with other electric trucks on the market, including the Rivian R1T (EPA-confirmed 314 miles) and Hummer EV (estimated 350 miles). Next year, electric truck competition will intensify with the arrival of the Chevy Silverado EV (estimated 400 miles) and Tesla Cybertruck (estimated 500 miles).
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