Driving performance at sports car level
We get in and step on it: despite its unladen weight of almost three tons, the F-150 Lightning pushes like a mad bull, from a standing start it accelerates to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds. When it quickly reaches 165 km/h it’s over. The most relaxed is the electric cowboy with his two Engines in comfort mode. Especially if you switch to One Pedal mode via the powerful central screen.
The 150’s suspension set-up is more comfortable than we expected. The tendency to roll when cornering should be a little less, while the feedback from the steering probably only leaves something to be desired for demanding customers. From any speed, the boost is so powerful when needed that you forget what kind of turbulence you are piloting through the area.
Thanks 3.70 m wheelbase, the space available is also impressive, and the equipment is lavish, especially in the noble Limited version. It is operated using voice commands or the powerful 15.5-inch portrait display in the middle of the dashboard.
Ford relies on 400-volt technology
And of course this also includes fabric customers. Craftsmen on the road can connect electrical devices to up to eleven sockets on the loading area and the 400-litre loading space under the front flap. And if public power fails again as a result of a hurricane or cold spell, an F-150 Lightning can power a typical household for three to ten days. Another argument that should not be underestimated in rural areas.
The price list starts at just under $40,000
Just like the price, by the way: The so-called workhorse of the F-150 Lightning Pro starts at just under 40,000 US dollars – with a 98 kWh battery, 380 kilometers Range452 hp, all wheel drive and solid comfort and safety features. The Limited we drive will cost at least $90,000.