The F-150 Lightning gets more horsepower, payload capacity and range

Ford announced that F-150 Lightning customers will benefit from it More energy And payload And range, group What they expect from their trucks.

According to the company, the final production version will enter the market soon and will offer better specifications Who was originally targeted? The unveiling of the truck was announced in May 2021.

First of all, the Ford F-150 Lightning It will have slightly more power (maximum torque remains at 1,050 Nm / 775 lb-ft):

  • Battery Standard Range (SR): 452 hp
    (up 26 hp or 6.1% over the target target of 426 hp)
  • Long Life Battery (ER): 580 hp
    (17hp increase or 2.9% from target 563hp)

Payload capacity is 235 lb (107 kg) or 11.7% higher. In the SR version, it would be 2,235 lb (1,014 kg) of maximum available payload capacity, instead of 2,000 lb (907 kg).

The third positive change is a larger scope – but in this case, we don’t think it’s new information. This is because Ford highlights Up to 320 miles (515 km) of EPA range On some trims (XLT and Lariat) from the ER version, compared to the 300-mile target. We’ve known about this for over a month.

However, it’s always great to hear that the final product is better than the initial specs released upon reveal.

Ford is now busy preparing customer deliveries of first vehicles, starting with the Pro Series (for fleet customers). The company also promises continuous improvement of the car.

Dapo Adewusi, Director of Vehicle Engineering for the F-150 Lightning, said:

“We have been seriously focused on upgrading this truck, including after its unveiling, so we can offer more to our customers. Our pursuit of continuous improvement will get a huge boost as we start receiving feedback and ideas from customers when they receive the Lightning.”

Meanwhile, Ford is already working on a next-generation electric pickup model (separate from the F-150). Likely to offer a range of over 400 miles (644 km).

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