The Ford F-150 Lightning will offer an EPA-rated 320-mile range


Ford was a bit conservative with his initial range estimates for the F-150 Lightning. The automaker has shared the final EPA range estimates for its electric pickup truck, and XLT, Lariat, and Fleet-only Pro extended-range variants offer up to 320 miles of drivingor 20 more than the original targets.

More mileage for the F-150 Lightning

Standard-range XLT, Lariat and Pro trucks still deliver the 230 miles Ford initially claimed, though Lightning Platinum buyers will be happy to know they鈥檒l get an estimated 300 miles instead of the previously promised 280.

Ford F-150 Lightning
Ford F-150 Lightning. / Photo: Courtesy Ford.

It is unclear whether these final EPA ranges take performance loading into account. Ford told the YouTube personality, Marques BrownleeLast year their estimates included a payload of 1,000 pounds, which would lead to considerably longer ranges in daily driving.

Ford has been questioned as to whether this factor is still present today, but it would not be surprising if Ford were as cautious as before. Charging significantly affects the range of electric vehicles, and the company may not want to oversell the F-150 Lightning to workers with that heavy-duty capability.

Ford F-150 Lightning
Ford F-150 Lightning. / Photo: Courtesy Ford.

The F-150 Lightning will compete strongly against its rivals

The F-150 Lightning will hit customers later this spring, with prices starting below $40,000 for fleet models. As long as the range claims hold up in actual use, they will help Ford compete against rivals like the Chevy Silverado EV and Rivian R1T. The potential surplus power from the battery should also be useful for charging work equipment, other Lightning trucks, and even entire houses.

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