Ford F-150 Lightning Electric Driving Range Confirmed

William Davis of is reporting that Ford’s upcoming electric pick-up truck now has a confirmed range.

The standard battery will reportedly permit 230 miles (370km) of the EPA testing cycle, while the Extended Range pack boosts this figure to up to 320 miles (515km) in certain variants.

The flagship Platinum variant drops down to 300 miles (483km) despite having the biggest available battery – likely due to its larger wheels and different ride height, which compromise aerodynamic efficiency.

This puts the F-150 Lightning into a direct range competition with the Rivian R1T.

Tesla’s Cybertruck has yet to see the light of day, but promises a 804km range.

The entry-level 2023 F-150 Lightning will start from $US39,974 ($AU55,000) in the USA for the base ‘Pro’ variant, while the range-topping Platinum is priced from $US90,874 ($AU120,000).

In the latter, dual motors send 420kW/1050Nm to all four wheels. This allows the benchmark 0-100km/h sprint to be completed in a claimed 4.5 seconds, on the way to a top speed of 177km/h.

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