Ford officially released its F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck today, roughly 11 months just after we got our initial glimpses of what the battery run workhorse would appear like. “Trucks are rolling off the line now,” said Ford’s CEO, Jim Farley, at the conclusion of the event. “We will begin shipping Lightnings in the coming times, beginning with our Professional series.”
As people initial EV vehicles get shipped, Ford also stated in a assertion that it is commencing “full production” of the electrical pickups.
Here’s what to know about the truck and the company’s EV plans, by the figures.
Ford states that it would like to deliver 150,000 of these new electric pickups on a yearly basis. Farley famous that they experienced to enhance the sizing of the manufacturing facility, named the Rouge Electric Car Centre, in Michigan, two instances. “We’re busting our butts to make more of these,” he explained. “Demand for Lightning has basically pushed out the walls of this building where by we are twice.”
All advised, Farley said that by the close of 2023, Ford would be making 600,000 electrical vehicles each year. Ford also can make the Mustang Mach-E electric car and the E-Transit van.
4 ability outlets
Which is the selection of power stores in the vehicle’s frunk, or front trunk, which is officially named the “mega power frunk.” (Here’s how a cardboard box figured into that section of the vehicle’s structure.) There will also be 5 outlets in the mattress of the truck, and two in the taxi. As for the frunk, it can also carry 400 kilos of products, regardless of whether which is in the variety of some very weighty groceries, a bunch of bricks, or regardless of what you want to tote.
20,000 sheets of plywood
That is the selection of parts of plywood that Farley boasted you could slice with a round saw which is plugged into the automobile. While your average person probably won’t be cutting that several pieces of plywood with a noticed linked to their truck, the point is that the 10-kW-auto is also a “powerplant, but on wheels,” Farley stated.
About 4 seconds
That’s the pickup’s approximate -to-60 acceleration time. To set that in standpoint, the “Performance Version” of Ford’s electrical crossover, the Mach-E GT, will do the exact in 3.5 seconds, GMC’s new electric powered 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 around 2 seconds. Protection idea: You should not accelerate that quickly until you are on a observe, and other than, there are extra significant aspects of a motor vehicle than its acceleration time.
230 – 320 miles
A much more useful amount for EV owners to look at is the array, and this is the Lightning’s selection of ranges, depending on which model you obtain. The cost for the least costly model of the auto arrives in underneath $40,000. There’s a catch, although: They’re tough to get. “Due to high desire, the present product yr is no lengthier obtainable for retail buy,” Ford notes in a movie.
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Ford is not the only business earning a noteworthy new electron-fueled pickup truck. Other folks in the classification incorporate the GMC Hummer EV, the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV, and the Rivian R1T.
Farley also hinted about an extra car or truck in the will work, expressing that the corporation is “already pushing dirt down in Blue Oval Metropolis in Tennessee, for a different electric pickup truck that’s various from this a single.” Besides F-150s, Ford also tends to make other pickups like the Maverick and Ranger.
Look at the occasion, underneath: