Ford has announced the long-awaited F-150 Lightning, a fully electric version of the company’s classic pick-up trick and, unlike Tesla’s Cyberattrk, actually looks like one.
The new F-150 Lightning, which was already taken for a spin earlier this week by US President Joe Biden, has a range of 300 miles from a single charge. However, if you are happy to settle for 230 miles then you can get one for under $ 40,000 – $ 39,974 to be exact.
This is a highly attractive price point for a truck that starts at $ 35,050 for a base-level, gas-powered model, it should be an attractive option for the rarest of animals; An environmentally conscious red-white-and-blue-blooded American truck driver.
There are not much sacrifices for the electric version with 563bhp and four-wheel drive powertrains that shipped nearly three-quarters of a million vehicles last year. It will go from 0-60 in a 4-second flat, about a ton (907 kg) behind and can reach 4536 kg.
That 150kW DC fast-charging battery can be filled up to 80% in less than 45 minutes. Better still, batteries can be used to power your home in the event of a power cut. Ford says that the average household can use 10 days on a single charge.
Like every other car, it has a large 15.5-inch center-console touchscreen and is the first to come with a 4A sync infotainment feature from the American automotive giant.
If the Americans ‘grab’ it quickly, they will be able to benefit from a tax credit of $ 7,500, bringing the price down from fossil fuel-powered models. The company is enabling people to reserve more than $ 100 in the spring of 2022 before the sale date.
Kumar Galhotra, Ford President of Ford Motor Company’s Americas and International Markets Group, said, “We are not here to build electric trucks for some people – Ford is committed to building one that delivers real problems for real people.” Solve it. ” “The F-150 Lightning offers everything we’ve said electric vehicles can offer, as well as the capacity expected from a built-in Ford Tuff truck – not only near instant torque but powerful towing and holing customers depend on it Can. “