- ford ceo jim farley has confirmed the epa range number estimates for the f-150 lightning in a tweet after a lightning monroney window sticker leaked over the weekend.
- the standard battery provides a range of 230 miles, while upgrading to the extended range battery boosts that to 320 miles, says farley.
- the platinum model, only available with the bigger battery, can go 300 miles on a charge, likely losing some range due to larger wheels and taller ride height.
deliveries of the all-electric ford f-150 lightning are set to commence this summer, and now ford ceo jim farley has confirmed the epa fuel-economy estimates for the upcoming battery-electric truck. farley revealed the efficiency figures in a tweet after the lightning’s monroney labels—the stickers displaying official information on new cars—were leaked on forums over the weekend.
the mileage estimates have yet to appear on the official epa website, but according to farley, the pro, xlt, and lariat models with the standard battery will have a range of 230 miles. upgrading to the extended range battery on those trims boosts the range to an impressive 320 miles. meanwhile the platinum model, which can only be had with the bigger battery but has a higher ride height and larger wheels, can travel 300 miles on a charge. farley said that the extended range figures beat their initial target by 20 miles.
the estimates for the lightning's extended range models are on par with the epa's figures for the rivian r1t, which currently is only offered with the "large" battery pack providing 314 miles of range. the r1t and extended range versions of the lightning match up on price too. the cheapest extended range lightning, the xlt, starts at $74,169, while rivian pricing begins at $79,500. however, lightnings with the standard battery, which start at $41,669 for the base pro model, strongly undercut the rivian on price.