Ford revealed its first-ever all-electric pickup truck, the F-150 Lightning

  • Ford has revealed its first-ever all-electric pickup truck, the F-150 Lightning.
  • The truck debuted at Ford’s headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan.
  • The 573-horsepower EV can tow up to 10,000 pounds and has a maximum driving range of 300 miles.
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Ford has debuted its first all-electric pickup truck, the F-150 Lightning. The Lightning has two electric motors that make 573 horsepower. Its extended range battery has a driving range of 300 miles, and can accelerate 0 to 60 mph in about 4.5 seconds.

With a fast charger, it can get up to 54 miles of range in 10 minutes, and charge from 15 to 80 percent in about 41 minutes. The charge station it comes with adds 30 miles of range per hour. The Ford Lightning can fully power the average home for at least 3 days.

The truck has a towing capacity of 10,000 pounds. And it has a maximum payload capacity of 2,000 pounds.

Ford’s Onboard Scales app tells you how many pounds you’re carrying. Ford’s new Blue Cruise system allows for hands-free highway driving. Pro Trailer Hitch Assist automatically controls hitching trailers. The interior has a 15.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The Lightning’s waterproof front trunk has 14 cubic feet of space.

The Lightning features four selectable drive modes. They include Normal, Sport, Off Road and Tow/Haul. The Lightning has been “torture tested” by Ford’s engineering team. This makes sure it can handle all surfaces and driving conditions.

The Ford F-150 Lightning goes on sale in spring 2022. The truck starts at $39,974. Interested buyers can reserve theirs with a $100 deposit.

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