Ford releases final EPA-estimated battery range for F-150 Lightning ahead of launch

Jordyn Grzelewski
The Detroit News

Ford Motor Co.'s all-electric F-150 Lightning will launch this spring with a battery range of between 230 miles and 320 miles on a single charge, the Dearborn automaker said Monday after completing final Environmental Protection Agency testing.

Ford Lightning Pro

Here is the breakdown by trim level:

  • F-150 Lightning Pro standard range: 230 miles
  • F-150 Lightning Pro extended range (fleet only): 320 miles
  • F-150 Lightning XLT SR: 230 miles
  • F-150 Lightning XLT ER: 320 miles
  • F-150 Lightning Lariat SR: 230 miles
  • F-150 Lightning Lariat ER: 320 miles
  • F-150 Lightning Platinum: 300 miles

The extended-range battery's results surpassed the 300-mile range Ford had targeted.

“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,” Linda Zhang, chief program engineer for F-150 Lightning, said in a statement.

California-based electric-vehicle startup Rivian Automotive Inc. was the first to market with an electric pickup, the R1T. The 2022 R1T's launch edition gets an EPA-estimated range of 314 miles. Rivian has announced plans for a Max battery pack that would target a range of more than 400 miles on a charge, according to Edmunds.

The first edition of the new GMC Hummer EV pickup truck from General Motors Co., meanwhile, will achieve an EPA combined range of 329 miles

The Lightning is slated to launch this spring. Ford stopped taking deposits for the truck in December after receiving 200,000 reservations ahead of launch. The company opened up the order bank in January even as it moved to double annual production capacity of the vehicle, to 150,000 units per year, amid strong demand. 

Ford said earlier this month that it's now targeting annual production of more than 2 million EVs by 2026, representing about one-third of its global volume, and rising to half by 2030.

F-150 Lightning's pricing starts at just under $40,000 for the work truck version, excluding destination charges. The base MSRP for the Platinum model is $90,874. Those prices don't take into account incentives available for EV buyers.

The truck is built at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn.

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