Ford formally launched its F-150 Lightning electrical pickup truck right now, roughly 11 months after we acquired our first glimpses of what the battery driven workhorse would appear like. “Trucks are rolling off the line today,” said Ford’s CEO, Jim Farley, at the summary of the party. “We will start off shipping and delivery Lightnings in the coming days, commencing with our Pro collection.”
As people very first EV vehicles get delivered, Ford also reported in a statement that it is commencing “full production” of the electric pickups.
Here’s what to know about the truck and the company’s EV plans, by the numbers.
Ford claims that it would like to develop 150,000 of these new electrical pickups on a yearly basis. Farley observed that they experienced to enhance the sizing of the manufacturing unit, known as the Rouge Electric Auto Middle, in Michigan, two times. “We’re busting our butts to make much more of these,” he explained. “Demand for Lightning has basically pushed out the walls of this developing where by we are 2 times.”
At first, the business had prepared to make less of these new rides every year, but reported in January that it would boost that number to 150,000, “around doubling” their generation aim.
All instructed, Farley explained that by the near of 2023, Ford would be generating 600,000 electric cars on a yearly basis. Ford also makes the Mustang Mach-E electrical motor vehicle and the E-Transit van.
4 ability outlets
Which is the variety of energy stores in the vehicle’s frunk, or front trunk, which is officially termed the “mega ability frunk.” (Here’s how a cardboard box figured into that section of the vehicle’s design and style.) There will also be 5 outlets in the mattress of the truck, and two in the cab. As for the frunk, it can also carry 400 lbs of goods, whether or not that’s in the kind 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 amount of parts of plywood that Farley boasted you could reduce with a circular saw that’s plugged into the automobile. While your average man or woman most likely won’t be chopping that numerous pieces of plywood with a noticed connected to their truck, the position is that the 10-kW-automobile is also a “powerplant, but on wheels,” Farley stated.
About 4 seconds
Which is the pickup’s approximate -to-60 acceleration time. To set that in perspective, the “Performance Version” of Ford’s electrical crossover, the Mach-E GT, will do the exact in 3.5 seconds, GMC’s new electrical 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 about 2 seconds. Security idea: You shouldn’t speed up that speedy except you are on a track, and moreover, there are more crucial factors of a vehicle than its acceleration time.
230 – 320 miles
A a lot more realistic amount for EV homeowners to think about is the range, and this is the Lightning’s variety of ranges, depending on which version you purchase. The price tag for the least expensive edition of the car or truck comes in beneath $40,000. There’s a catch, even though: They are tricky to get. “Due to substantial demand from customers, the present-day model calendar year is no for a longer time readily available for retail buy,” Ford notes in a video clip.
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Ford isn’t the only enterprise building a noteworthy new electron-fueled pickup truck. Others in the category include things like the GMC Hummer EV, the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV, and the Rivian R1T.
Farley also hinted about an further vehicle in the operates, saying that the enterprise is “already pushing dust down in Blue Oval Metropolis in Tennessee, for another electric powered pickup truck that’s various from this one.” Apart from F-150s, Ford also makes other pickups like the Maverick and Ranger.
Check out the event, beneath: