Though the F-150 Lighting remains to be a wholesome distance away from matching rivals just like the GMC Hummer EV’s thousand horsepower output or the Rivian R1T’s 835 horsepower declare, Ford’s electrical truck nonetheless goes previous its Raptor sibling. However the greatest ace up the F-150 Lightning’s sleeve is its extraordinarily aggressive asking worth, which is almost half of what Rivian asks, and a couple of third of what GMC’s hulking SUV instructions.
One other piece of feel-good information that Ford has to share is that the entry-level Lightning Professional can be custom-made with the extended-range battery pack. Nonetheless, that luxurious shall be unique to fleet consumers, with no info if it would ever be prolonged to a daily buyer. Manufacturing of the F-150 Lightning is in full swing proper now, however all that hype round Ford’s electrical pickup truck has additionally compelled the corporate to cease taking new orders attributable to excessive demand.
Reservations for the Ford providing opened in Could 2021, however because the market launch saved inching nearer, chatter round it went by means of the roof. Ford goals to roll 150,000 models of the electrical vehicles off its meeting line yearly by 2023, which is sort of an formidable quantity. Nonetheless, Ford’s confidence additionally probably stems from the truth that the F-150 Lightning’s greatest competitor — the Tesla Cybertruck — retains getting delayed, and the boxy pickup truck will not be hitting the roads till subsequent 12 months on the earliest.