Exactly two years after its global presentation and one after its debut on the American market, the Ford F-150 Lightning, the 100% electric version of the most popular pick-up in the United States, lands in Europe, even if for now only on the Norwegian market where electric plays a primary role and where two out of three cars are all-wheel drive. Norwegian motorists will be able to buy the Lariat Launch Edition for the equivalent of 100,500 euros “In 25 years of working at Ford, I have never seen anything like it, customers have literally knocked on our door asking us to bring the electric pickup to Norway . The F-150 Lightning is the ideal solution for many Norwegians, because it satisfies our thirst for adventure and embraces our passion for protecting and preserving the environment,” said Per Gunnar Berg, Managing Director of Ford Norway.
The Ford F-150 Lightning was an instant hit in the United States, with nearly 200,000 customers booked prior to launch, and quickly became the best-selling electric pickup truck in the country. The small number of vehicles destined for Norwegian customers will be produced at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn (USA) which is expanding to reach a production capacity of 150,000 F-150 Lightnings per year. The range of the electric pick-up in this configuration is 386 km, with a towing capacity of 3,493 kg and a payload of 805 kg. The powertrain consists of a dual electric motor configuring all-wheel drive and a total output of 458 HP with 1,050 Nm of torque. Thus acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes less than 5 seconds and there are four driving modes.
The lithium-ion battery has a capacity of 98 kWh and can be charged from 15% to 80% in 39 minutes using 150 kW DC fast charging. The Ford F-150 Lightning is also a mobile power source that can sustain up to 2.3 kW and can power external tools and equipment. There is also a 400-litre compartment in the front hood, which is water resistant and has holes for drainage. Finally, in terms of on-board technology, the new F-150 Lightning sports 12-inch digital instrumentation and a 15.5-inch vertical central display equipped with the SYNC 4 infotainment system. The icing on the cake is represented by the semi- “hands off” autonomous, which can currently be used on approximately 160,000 km of highways between the United States and Canada equipped with the control infrastructure.