Ford’s electric F-150 Lightning now rolling off the line

Ford formally introduced its F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck now, about 11 months just after we obtained our to start with glimpses of what the battery driven workhorse would glance like. “Trucks are rolling off the line now,” explained Ford’s CEO, Jim Farley, at the summary of the occasion. “We will get started transport Lightnings in the coming days, setting up with our Pro series.” 

As these very first EV vehicles get sent, Ford also claimed in a statement that it is commencing “full production” of the electric pickups. 

Here’s what to know about the truck and the company’s EV options, by the quantities. 


Ford claims that it would like to develop 150,000 of these new electric powered pickups yearly. Farley famous that they experienced to increase the sizing of the manufacturing unit, identified as the Rouge Electric powered Car Heart, in Michigan, two times. “We’re busting our butts to make far more of these,” he explained. “Demand for Lightning has pretty much pushed out the partitions of this creating exactly where we are 2 times.” 

Initially, the enterprise had planned to make much less of these new rides every year, but stated in January that it would strengthen that range to 150,000, “about doubling” their generation objective. 


All explained to, Farley mentioned that by the close of 2023, Ford would be generating 600,000 electric automobiles every year. Ford also makes the Mustang Mach-E electric powered car and the E-Transit van. 

4 energy outlets 

That’s the variety of electrical power stores in the vehicle’s frunk, or entrance trunk, which is formally identified as the “mega electric power frunk.” (Here’s how a cardboard box figured into that section of the vehicle’s style and design.) There will also be five stores in the mattress of the truck, and two in the cab. As for the frunk, it can also carry 400 pounds of goods, whether that’s in the form of some extremely hefty groceries, a bunch of bricks, or regardless of what you want to tote. 

20,000 sheets of plywood

That is the variety of items of plywood that Farley boasted you could lower with a round noticed that is plugged into the motor vehicle. When your normal particular person most likely will not be chopping that lots of items of plywood with a observed linked to their truck, the stage is that the 10-kW-automobile is also a “powerplant, but on wheels,” Farley claimed. 

About 4 seconds

Which is the pickup’s approximate -to-60 acceleration time. To set that in point of view, the “Performance Version” of Ford’s electrical crossover, the Mach-E GT, will do the exact same in 3.5 seconds, GMC’s new electric Hummer will do it in 3 seconds, a Lamborghini Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae will do so in 2.8 seconds, and a Tesla Design S Plaid in all-around 2 seconds. Basic safety idea: You shouldn’t speed up that rapid until you are on a monitor, and aside from, there are far more vital features of a vehicle than its acceleration time. 

230 – 320 miles 

A a lot more useful number for EV owners to take into consideration is the array, and this is the Lightning’s variety of ranges, depending on which model you buy. The rate for the minimum highly-priced variation of the vehicle will come in below $40,000. There’s a catch, while: They are tricky to get. “Due to significant desire, the present model yr is no longer accessible for retail purchase,” Ford notes in a movie

[Related: Little green Corvette: Chevy’s classic car is going electric]

Ford isn’t the only corporation producing a noteworthy new electron-fueled pickup truck. Others in the class include things like the GMC Hummer EV, the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV, and the Rivian R1T.

Farley also hinted about an added vehicle in the operates, stating that the firm is “already pushing grime down in Blue Oval Metropolis in Tennessee, for one more electrical pickup truck that’s different from this one.” Moreover F-150s, Ford also helps make other pickups like the Maverick and Ranger. 

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