Ford’s Extended Range F-150 Lightning has a large 131 kWh battery pack
In a live stream last week, Ford quietly revealed the battery capabilities available on its Ford F-150 Lightning electric build, Auto Evolution recitation. Initially, the Standard Range model, expecting 230 miles of range, comes with a 98 kWh battery pack. At the same time, the optional Extended Range (300 miles targeted) will feature a large 131 kWh battery.
The Common Range package is the main offering on the first three of four versions: the fleet - oriented Lightning Pro, the XLT and the Lariat. The Extended Range is optional for both the XLT and Lariat, and standard on the Platinum model at the top. Ford said the "F-150 Lighting Pro model will be available with the standard range battery for retail customers," but previously said it would be available with the Extended Range option for fleet customers.
Ford also revealed that the powered mirrors would only be available on the Lariat and Platinum models, and that the Tough Bed spray bed series is not standard, but an option available on all trims. Other familiar options already include a high-power 9.6 kW Pro Power system for the first two drums (standard on Lariat and Platinum) and a 15.5-inch touchscreen with Sync 4A, available on the levels high trim.
Ford has not yet revealed actual retail prices, but has previously stated that the Standard Range Lightning Pro will start at $ 39,974 before any taxes are levied for commercial buyers, while the Extended Range model will begin (again just for fleet buyers) at $ 49,974. Retail prices are expected to start at $ 42,000 and take-off at $ 90,000 for the Platinum model. That’s a bit higher than the $ 28,000 base price for the ICE F-150 version, but then again, most people pay a lot more than that on average.
Given the large battery sizes, Ford prices seem very reasonable. By comparison, Hyundai's Kona Electric has a much smaller 64 kWh battery and starts at $ 34,000. We should know the real Lightning F-150 prices soon, as Ford announced in the live stream that banks will open an order in January 2022. It currently has 200,000 pre-orders in hand, and they have recently cut further repositories.
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