Have you seen lightning in Maine?
Billed as a radical, yet practical truck by Ford with an available 320 miles EPA-estimated range and a 0-60 Mph time of under 4 seconds! Based on the configuration, these stats are attainable with a maximum payload of 1,952 lbs. and a maximum towing of 10,000 lbs. Impressed yet?
F-150 Lightning Basics
The Ford F-150 Lightning is a full-electric pickup truck manufactured by Ford. Here are some of the key specifications for the Ford F-150 Lightning:
- Battery and Range: The F-150 Lightning is available in two battery configurations: a standard configuration with a 98.8 kWh battery, and an extended-range configuration with a larger, more powerful 120 kWh battery. The standard configuration has an estimated range of 230 miles, while the extended-range configuration has an estimated range of 300 miles.
- Performance: The F-150 Lightning has two electric motors that produce a total of 426 horsepower and 775 lb-ft of torque. The truck has a top speed of over 90 mph and can accelerate from 0-60 mph in around 4.5 seconds.
- Charging: The F-150 Lightning is equipped with an on-board charger that supports both Level 1 (120V) and Level 2 (240V) charging, as well as DC Fast Charging. The truck can charge from 10% to 80% in around 41 minutes using a 150 kW DC Fast Charging station.
- Towing and Payload Capacity: The F-150 Lightning is designed to be a workhorse and has a maximum towing capacity of around 10,000 pounds and a maximum payload capacity of around 2,000 pounds.
F-150 Lightning Reviews
The F-150 Lightning EV truck received generally positive reviews from critics, with many praising its impressive acceleration, quiet ride, and practicality as a work vehicle. Some reviewers noted that the Lightning’s interior was spacious and comfortable, with a modern design and plenty of tech features.
One of the key selling points of the F-150 Lightning was its impressive range, which Ford claimed could reach up to 300 miles on a single charge. However, some reviewers noted that the actual range may vary depending on driving habits and conditions. Towing has been found to seriously reduce range, so be mindful of that when considering frequent, or long-distance towing plans. The range of the vehicle is also highly affected by the weather. For more on that, check out our earlier article this winter:
One potential drawback that some reviewers noted was the F-150 Lightning’s relatively high price tag compared to non-electric trucks on the market. However, some noted that the Lightning’s performace and features may justify the price for certain buyers.
Overall, the initial reviews of the F-150 Lightning were generally positive, with many reviewers praising its performance, practicality, and technology features. However, as with any new vehicle, it will likely take some time for a more comprehensive picture of the truck’s strengths and weaknesses to emerge.Tags: EV, EV Charging, F150, truck