It’s difficult to not be impressed with the new Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck. And talk about pep! The innovative new vehicle is targeted to go from zero to 60 mph in the mid 4-second range. It can tow up to 10,000 pounds and haul up to 2,000.
With its dual electric motors expected to produce 563 horsepower and 775 pound-feet of torque, the Ford F-150 Lightning will be the company’s most powerful F-150.
Ford is hoping that a bold starting price of $39,974 before shipping — about $10,000 less than what the average shopper pays for a gasoline F-150 truck these days ($50,600 in April) — coupled with new features not possible on the current model will help win over electric vehicle (EV) skeptics and expand the pool of buyers who have made the F-150 the nation’s best-selling vehicle.