Ford releases F-150 Lighting Pro E-truck for commercial customers

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Ford, one of the leading automakers worldwide, is all set to launch its F-150 Lighting Pro e-truck, designed specifically for its commercial customers, with prices starting from $58,000, over $10,000 less than XLT trim trucks rolled out sometime back.

The Lighting Pro comes with a twin-motor 4 by 4 system and 426 horsepower with an estimated range of 370-km, relatively same as the consumer-oriented trucks. Meanwhile, the company is also developing the 483-km and 563-hp extended range battery to suit future applications.

However, what is different in the new model is that the Pro is likely to boast of an 80-amp Ford Charge Station Pro that combines with the standard dual chargers to enable the users faster charging on AC power. Moreover, an extended-range truck would have the ability to charge for 15 to 100% in just 8 hours compared to 19 hours with a traditional 32-amp L2 plug.

In order to help the commercial fleet buyers gauge how much they might save with the current model, the customers would be provided access to Ford’s eFleet Pro Planning tool.

For the record, the tool is meant to show them the lease and purchase costs, energy and fuel costs specific to their region, while also displaying possible savings in planned maintenance compared to a traditional model.

Reports suggest that similar to the consumer truck, Lighting Pro will be SuperCrew and 5.5-foot box only. However, it would still have the 400L Mega Power Frunk with power plugs to help keep jobsite equipment operating or charged. Besides, it will also have Co-Pilot 360 2.0 and Sync 4A with 12-inch touchscreen driver aids.

The new model also depicts a maximum towing capacity of 10,000 lbs when properly equipped, with a top payload of 2,000 lbs, both similar to the non-Pro model.

Source Credit: https://www.autotrader.ca/newsfeatures/20210523/ford-launches-cheaper-f-150-lightning-pro-ev-for-commercial-customers/