In Ford’s efforts to continuously improve over time, some F-150 Lightning customers will benefit from an increase in range ahead of launch this spring. The all-new, all-electric F-150 Lightning has completed final EPA testing.
F-150 Lightning XLT and Lariat trims with the extended range battery take you an EPA-estimated range of 320 miles while the F-150 Lightning Platinum has an EPA-estimated range of 300 miles.
Fleet customers have the option to purchase the extended range battery on Lightning Pro and that has an EPA-estimated range of 320 miles.
|F-150 Lightning (Targeted EPA-estimated Range)||F-150 Lightning (Final EPA-estimated Range)|
|F-150 Lightning Pro SR: 230 miles||F-150 Lightning Pro SR: 230 miles|
|F-150 Lightning Pro ER (Fleet only): 300 miles||F-150 Lightning Pro ER (Fleet only): 320 miles|
|F-150 Lightning XLT SR: 230 miles||F-150 Lightning XLT SR: 230 miles|
|F-150 Lightning XLT ER: 300 miles||F-150 Lightning XLT ER: 320 miles|
|F-150 Lightning Lariat SR: 230 miles||F-150 Lightning Lariat SR: 230 miles|
|F-150 Lightning Lariat ER: 300 miles||F-150 Lightning Lariat ER: 320 miles|
|F-150 Lightning Platinum: 280 miles||F-150 Lightning Platinum: 300 miles|
"We are laser focused on continually improving our energy consumption efficiency for Lightning and the team is really happy to deliver these results for our customers,” said Linda Zhang, chief program engineer, F-150 Lightning.
Additional testing for low-temperatures was done in Alaska. This winter, Ford engineers spent two weeks in Alaska in minus 30-degree temperatures to continue fine-tuning the F-150 Lightning pickup’s performance on low-traction surfaces like snow and ice, and in extreme cold to give customers maximum confidence.
Ford engineers drove a fleet of six F-150 Lightning pre-production units on various types of wintery surfaces such as loose snow, packed-groomed snow, complete ice, half ice-half concrete surfaces, and more in the freezing temperatures. The F-150 Lightning pickup can sense wheel slip and adjust power to the wheels within milliseconds, benefiting from the quick responses of the all-electric powertrain.
Originally posted on Work Truck Online