Ford Increases Price, Boosts Range on Lightning

Aug. 10, 2022
The price increase comes “due to significant material cost increases"

Ford has improved the range of its F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck to 240 miles, and it has increased the base price by 7 percent to $46,974 when it opens its order bank on August 11.

The price increase comes “due to significant material cost increases,” according to the company. It said customers who had received an invitation to order but elected to extend their reservation “because their vehicle specification was unavailable” will receive a “private offer.”

“Current order holders awaiting delivery are not impacted by these price adjustments,” said Marin Gjaja, chief customer officer, Model e, in a prepared statement. “We’ve announced pricing ahead of re-opening order banks so our reservation holders can make an informed decision around ordering a Lightning.”

The range on Lightning’s standard battery moves from the previous EPA-estimated target range of 230. In addition to the range improvement, Lightning Pro models will offer an optional Special Service Vehicle Package for fleet customers. It includes police-grade heavy-duty cloth front seats, built-in steel intrusion plates, and roof-mounted LED warning beacons.

Also new in this upgrade is Hitch Assist, which automatically controls steering, throttle, and brake inputs to making trailering easier.

Source: Ford