- The popular Pick-Up is now available as an EV
- Ford F-150 makes 563hp and 1,051Nm of torque
- The pick-up gets a range of upto 483 km
The price of the pick-up will be between $39,974 (Rs. 29.23 lakhs) and $90,000 (Rs. 65.81 lakhs), where the customers will also get an federal EV credit of $7500 (Rs. 5.48 lakhs).
The EV pick-up has got a dual-motor setup where the standard-range battery variant makes 426 HP and 1051 Nm of torque, while the extended-range variant makes a big 563 HP,and similar torque as standard.
Battery and Range
The Ford F-150 Lightning will come with 2 Lithium-ion battery options – a standard and an extended-range battery which provides a range of 370 km and 483 km respectively, while the exact capacity of both the batteries are not revealed, it is said to be the biggest battery pack it has offered till date.
Design & Storage
The design of the Ford F-150 is still in place where the new Lightning looks a bit futuristic with LED light bars both at the front and rear. The grille has been altered in front, while the rear bumper has also been tweaked to some extent.
Having an pick-up you don’t actually need to look for storage spaces but just incase if you want to know, under the hood you get a large 400-litre cargo space which Ford claims to be the biggest Frunk (Front loading area) in the market. With that the practical EV pick-up has also got a massive box volume of 1495 litres at the rear cargo bed.
The F-150 Lightning gets a digital instrument cluster and a 15.5-inch portrait touchscreen (SYNC4A infotainment system) with cloud-connected navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and has also got voice control. Other features include “Intelligent Range” software which displays the remaining driving range by considering the payload and towing.
Charging the EV Pick-Up
The Ford F-150 Lightning comes fitted with the Lightning 11.3 kW onboard charger for the standard-range battery and with a 19.2 kW one for the extended range model. The pick-up’s battery can be charged from 15 to 80 percent in 1.5-2 hours using a 50 kW DC charger, whereas it can be done in just over 40 minutes using a 150 kW charger.
Ford also says that the a fully-charged extended-range battery pack can power a house for up to 3 days in an emergency.
Talking about safety features ford offers a bunch of passive and active systems, and, optionally it can be had with Ford’s BlueCruise (hands-free) L2 driver-assistance system.
The new EV pick-up will be introduced and go on sale by 2022 in the North American market initially. Do you think we need such powerful pick-up’s in India?