Ford sells the cheapest F-150 Lightning electric trucks
The entry-level Pro model, with its starting price of $39,974, and the XLT, with its $52,974 sticker, are gone. It’s still possible to order the more luxurious Lariat (starting price $67,474) or the higher-end Platinum model ($90,874).
Ford also charges a destination fee of $1,795 on all Lightning trucks.
The F-150 Lightning is the first mainstream electric pickup from an established manufacturer. Startup Rivian beat it to market by delivering its R1T pickup to customers last fall. GMC also placed its Hummer EV pickup in select customer driveways. But the Hummer is a niche vehicle with terrific off-road capabilities, but a price tag that starts at $80,000 and a bed that limits its usefulness as a work vehicle.
The Lightning is an all-electric version of America’s best-selling vehicle. It offers up to 320 miles of range and a choice of 426 or 563 horsepower. With an optional tow package, it can tow up to 10,000 pounds, though towing limits the range of all electric trucks.
The Lightning won’t have the market all to themselves for long. Chevrolet plans to launch an all-electric version of its Silverado pickup by 2024. Ram is planning its own electric truck. Tesla says it has over a million reservations for its Cybertruck.
Ford, however, seems ready to beat them all to market. The company announces that it will begin building Lightning models to fulfill customer orders on April 26.