In reality, the Lightning could manage over 400 miles per charge minus cargo.
When Ford unveiled the all-electric version of their best-selling F-150 last week, one of the major concerns was range. And it’s fair to say the F-150 ‘Lightning’ delivered – 230 miles per charge in standard-range spec and 300 miles in extended-range guise are impressive figures. However, Ford did not clarify how towing – an essential factor to any truck – would impact range.
That is until now. The automaker told popular YouTuber and tech-guru Marques Brownlee that the extended-range Lightning’s estimated 300-mile EPA range was actually when factoring in 1,000lbs of cargo. Brownlee also stated the prototype Ford lent him was showing 367 miles of range at only around 80% charge, meaning a range of over 400 miles per charge is more than plausible. In fact, if 367 miles is only the Lightning at 80%, 100% would be 458 miles per charge. Now, in reality that figure may not be entirely realistic accounting for most driving styles and conditions. But still, over 400 miles per charge is looking achievable.
The F-150 Lightning will start at $39,974 in Pro spec before any incentives have been applied. After the FTC, it could cost as little as $32,474. Be sure to check out Marques’ video below for one of the first in-depth looks at the F-150 Lightning by someone outside of Ford.
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