The all-new electric truck, the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning, will reportedly debut in December. Like the regular F-150, the Lightning shares the same body and cabin. However, unlike the standard model, it’s paired with two electric motors and two different battery packs.
Ford claims that this truck should be able to travel 230 miles per charge with a standard-range battery. Besides a standard battery pack, the manufacturer also offers an Extended-Range capacity, allowing 300 miles, which is much than enough.
2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Design
The new 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning looks like the gasoline model, but with a few tweaks. First of all, the front trunk measures about 14 cubic feet, and it can fit a couple of golf bags or 400 pounds of payload. The most apparent tweak on the Lightning model is a LED strip going across the hood and connecting the LED headlight units. However, the Lariat trim comes with a red LED strip at the back and its own grille treatments.
Nevertheless, the Pro is offered with attractive 18-inch alloy wheels, while the XLT features larger 20-inch alloys finished in Dark Carbonized Gray. Platinum, as the most equipped model, includes 2-tone bright aluminum/black 22-inch alloys.
First Look Inside the Cabin
The interior of the upcoming 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning is much the same as the gasoline-powered model. Of course, there are a few key differences between them, like the extra-large infotainment display and a voluminous front-trunk cargo bay. From the available information, the F-150 Lightning will be offered as a crew cab with a 5.5-foot bed, Regular (two-door), and SuperCab (rear half-doors) configuration.
Unlike the regular truck, the Lightning comes with a new 12.0- inch touchscreen infotainment system with Ford’s latest Sync 4 software. However, you’ll get an even larger screen of the 15.0-inch display with Lariat and Platinum models. Moreover, the Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, in-dash navigation, and a Wi-Fi hotspot are all standard.
2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Powertrain
The forthcoming 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning is the all-electric truck that will use two electric motors and an all-wheel drive. According to Blue Oval, the F-150 Lightning should produce 426 horsepower, providing 230 miles per charge with the standard battery. In addition, on the offer will also be an Extended-Range battery with a driving range of 300 miles. The model with this battery will also be more potent, delivering 563 horses.
As for the charging, reportedly, you will be able to charge this pickup at home via 110- and 220-volt outlets or at public DC fast-charging stations. With the optional Extended-Range battery, the Ford F-150 Lightning offers a maximum towing capacity of10,000 pounds.
Release Date and Price
The all-new 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning will reportedly join Ford’s truck lineup this year. According to Blue Oval, the new model should have a battery pack providing 300 miles of range per charge. Also, it features an all-wheel drive, and it can tow up to 10,000 pounds.
As for the price, it will be thousand dollars more than the regular F-150. The entry-level PRO model will cost $42,000, while the most expensive Platinum model no less than $70,000. By the time it reaches the market, we also can expect all-electric models like the GMC’s Hummer EV SUT and the Rivian R1T model.