Ford F-150 Lightning EV Pickup Unveiled
The electric version of the most famous pick-up truck in the world, the F-150, has been unveiled by Ford. The new electric vehicle, known as the F-150 Lightning, is going to be first sold in the North American market.
Earlier, the Ford F-150 Lightning EV Pickup branding was used for F-150 pickup truck performance models and although the V8 trucks were fitted with a diesel, the F-150 Lightning nickname will also be available for use with the EV variant of the regular F-150. Based on the current generation of F-150 and with several body panels shared by the regular vehicle, the Updated F-150 Lightning ends here.
The Ford F-150 Lightning EV Pickup stands out from the rest of the series from the slight feature variations. In the electric edition, the front and the rear of the truck are fitted with LED luminaire rings. A changed grille and bumper style make the nose a subtly different appearance, much like running plates and rear pumps. In addition, the F-150, Lightning, with over 400 liters of dry storage, provides the largest frunk in its segment.
A front- and rear-mounted electronic engine is provided for the Ford F-150 Lightning EV Pickup, which is equipped with a combined 426hp in the SR, with an ER version of 563hp (420 kW). Both settings are 1,051Nm.
Two Lithium-ion battery pack packs are available with the Ford F-150 Lightning EV Pickup, the entry-level device targeting 370 km of drive and EPA-estimated extension battery of 483 km. While Ford did not show the exact capacity of the battery unit, the company claimed that this is the largest package of batteries in an electric vehicle produced.
Depending on the chosen variant, two types of onboard AC loaders are available. A single charge of 11.3 kW is supplied with the normal battery range, while a double charge of up to 19.2 kW with the extensive battery range. The regular battery-pack F-150 Lightning will be provided with an optional 48A home charger which charges the battery between 15 and 100 percent over approximately 10 hours. The larger cell battery models are fitted with a dual charger that can be connected to an 80A home charger and go from 15 percent to 100 percent in around 8 hours.
The Ford F-150 Lightning EV Pickup takes 41 minutes for a 150 kW DC Public Quick Charger to charge from 15 to 80 percent. An intelligent F-150 Lightning program provides the optimal range measured by the system’s sensors to determine how long the truck is driving and to change its distance accordingly to the empty forecast.
Ford has also developed the Intelligent Range program, which shows the remaining range, with payload and towing considerations, for a reliable forecast. The machine will approximate, using the sensors of the vehicle, how far the F-150 Lightning moves and change their estimation accordingly. The F-150 Lightning is also supplied with a power recovery device that can use the electricity that is contained in your battery to power the home when it breaks down.
However, there is currently no new change on this front. Ford could launch the Mustang Mach-E in India. At present, the group is focusing on a new C-SUV below Endeavor that competes in our business with the Creta and Seltos. With regard to the F-150 Lightning, a commercial launch in North America will first be seen on this model. There will be no reports about it in the near future.