The Ford F-150 Lightning, the all-electric version of America's best-selling pickup truck, is making its way across the Atlantic. Ford has announced that it will bring the electric F-150 Lightning to Europe in 2023, following its launch in the US next year.
The electric F-150 Lightning is Ford's most advanced and innovative pickup truck ever, offering a range of features and benefits that are unmatched by any other vehicle in its class. Here are some of the highlights of what the electric F-150 Lightning will offer to European customers:
Power and performance
The electric F-150 Lightning will deliver impressive power and performance, with a projected output of more than 560 horsepower and 775 lb-ft of torque. That's enough to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 4.5 seconds, according to Ford.
The Ford F-150 Lightning will also have a towing capacity of up to 10,000 pounds and a payload capacity of up to 2,000 pounds, making it capable of handling any work or recreational needs. The electric F-150 Lightning will also feature a standard four-wheel drive, an independent rear suspension, and a low center of gravity for improved handling and stability.
The electric F-150 Lightning will have a range of up to 300 miles on a single charge, depending on the battery option chosen. The truck will support fast charging, allowing it to add up to 54 miles of range in 10 minutes or up to 80% of battery capacity in 41 minutes using a 150 kW DC charger.
Technology and innovation
The electric F-150 Lightning will be packed with technology and innovation, making it a smart and connected vehicle that can enhance the driving experience and provide useful services.
The Ford F-150 Lightning will feature a 15.5-inch touchscreen display with SYNC 4A, Ford's latest infotainment system that can provide navigation, entertainment, climate control, and vehicle settings. The system will also support wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and over-the-air updates that can keep the software up to date and add new features.
The electric F-150 Lightning will also feature a 12-inch digital instrument cluster that can display various information and modes, such as normal, sport, tow/haul, and off-road. The truck will also have a range of driver-assist features, such as adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert, and more.
One of the most innovative features of the electric F-150 Lightning is its ability to act as a mobile power source for various devices and appliances. The truck will have up to 11 power outlets throughout the cabin and the bed and a bi-directional onboard charger that can supply up to 9.6 kW of power. This means that the electric F-150 Lightning can power tools, lights, camping equipment, or even a home during a power outage.
Design and style
The Ford F-150 Lightning will retain the iconic design and style of the F-150 but with some distinctive elements that set it apart as an electric vehicle. The truck will have a signature LED light bar that connects the headlights and taillights, creating a striking visual effect. The truck will also have a unique grille design that varies depending on the trim level chosen.
The electric F-150 Lightning will also have a spacious, comfortable interior that can accommodate up to five passengers. The truck will have ample storage space throughout the cabin, including a large center console that can fit a laptop or a handbag. The pickup truck will also have a front trunk or "frunk" that can provide an additional 14 cubic feet of storage space under the hood. The frunk will be water-resistant and drainable, making it ideal for storing wet or dirty items.
Price and availability
The Ford F-150 Lightning will be available in four trim levels: XL, XLT, Lariat, and Platinum. The base XL model will start at $39,974 in the US (about $34,000 in Europe), while the top-of-the-line Platinum model will start at $90,474 (about $77,000 in Europe). The prices may vary depending on local taxes and incentives and the battery and equipment options chosen.
Ford has not yet announced the exact pricing for the F-150 Lightning Lariat Launch Edition that will be available in Norway, but customers can apply to purchase one of them by visiting Ford's website and paying a refundable deposit of $100 (about $85). Ford will then contact the applicants to confirm their order and finalize the details.
The F-150 Lightning Lariat Launch Edition will come with a standard-range battery that can deliver up to 230 miles of range, as well as a host of features such as 20-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights, leather seats, a Bang & Olufsen sound system, a power tailgate, and a panoramic sunroof.
Ford expects to deliver the first F-150 Lightning Lariat Launch Edition trucks to Norway in 2023, followed by other European markets later on. The company has not yet revealed which other countries will get the electric F-150 Lightning, but it is likely that it will target markets where there is high demand and infrastructure for EVs.
The electric F-150 Lightning is a groundbreaking vehicle that will redefine the electric pickup truck segment in Europe and beyond. It will offer customers a unique combination of power, performance, technology, innovation, design, and style that no other vehicle can match. It will also help Ford achieve its goals of electrifying its lineup and reducing its carbon footprint by 2030.
The electric F-150 Lightning is more than just a truck. It is a statement of Ford's vision for the future of mobility and transportation. It is a vehicle that can do it all: work hard, play hard, and drive smart. It is a vehicle that can make every day an adventure. It is a vehicle that can light up your life.