Ford unveils F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck

Ford today announced an electric version of the F150 pickup truck that will compete with the Tesla Cybertruck and Hummer EV.

The novelty received the Lightning prefix in the name and is based on the usual F150. Nevertheless, the car received several design features. For example, it was equipped with a stronger frame and independent rear suspension. Differences also affected the interior of the car. The electric F150 has a fully digital instrument cluster and Sync 4A multimedia system with a 15.5-inch vertical display. A similar screen is installed in the Mustang Mach-E. The system supports over-the-air updates as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The Ford F-150 Lightning will enter the market in two trim levels. Both have a four-door cab and a 1.68m cargo hold, but differ in power and range. The basic version of the Standard Range received a 432 hp engine. and a cruising range of 370 km. The top-end Extended Range, in turn, produces 571 hp. and can travel up to 500 km. This configuration accelerates to “hundreds” in 4.5 seconds and supports 150 kW fast charging. She is able to charge a pickup truck from 15 to 80% in 40 minutes.

Of the interesting things in the new product, it is also worth noting the function of an electric generator. That is, you can power electrical appliances or even a house from a car. In this mode, the F150 Lightning delivers up to 9.6 kW.

Sales of the Ford F-150 Lightning will begin in the spring of 2022, but the car can already be pre-ordered. The starting price is $ 39,900.

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