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Ford’s 2023 F-150 Lightning Is Getting More Electric Range

In May 2022, Ford delivered the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, and we took it for a powerful check drive. An all-electric pick-up with the most recent technology and extra torque than any inner combustion F-150 mannequin, maybe unsurprisingly demand for the 2022 Ford F-150 went by the roof with virtually 200,000 reservations when the books opened in mid-2021. The automaker hasn’t been shy to confess that the demand for the Ford F-150 Lightning exceeds the manufacturing capability, responding by closing reservation orders. In the meantime, it was working to resolve that drawback.

Most just lately, that included signing a contract with big battery producers primarily based in China, South Korea, and Poland so it may meet its goal to supply 600k EVs by 2023. If Ford achieves its objective, 40% of all the brand new automobiles it sells within the U.S. by 2030 shall be an electrical mannequin. That’s going to imply extra — seemingly high-demand — EVs such because the Ford F-150 Lightning rolling out every year, every bringing with them extra upgrades. To maintain its promise, Ford has announced today it is re-opening reservations for the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning. 

It may have 240 miles of electrical vary

The 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning may have a regular vary of 240 miles, an enchancment of 10 miles in comparison with the 230 miles of EPA vary the 2022 model of the truck was rated for with the usual battery. Ford is but to disclose the electrical vary of the prolonged battery trims, however we anticipate them to not less than meet the 300 to 320 miles vary supplied on the high-end 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning configurations.

Beyond that, Ford hasn’t revealed any new modifications to the upcoming Ford F-150 Lightning besides “Pro Trailer Hitch Assist” and “two new colors.” The new hitch help system shall be able to hitching trailers whereas automating the pickup’s steering, throttle, and brakes. As for the brand new colours, clients may have two additional choices of Azure Gray and Avalanche Gray. However, Smoked Quartz Metallic, Atlas Blue, and Ice Blue Silver colour choices is not going to be supplied on the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning.

Ford’s electrical pickup for the police may even be out there for reservations. 

It shall be costlier than the present fashions

Now, for the dangerous information. The 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro will begin at $46,974 earlier than vacation spot –- that is $7,000 costlier than the 2022 F-150 Lightning Pro which had a beginning value of $39,974. Ford additionally confirms that the XLT and Lariat trims with normal batteries may have a value hike of $7,000, just like the Pro trim. At the high-end, the most costly trim — the Platinum Extended Range — shall be bought at $96,874, round $6,400 costlier than the 2022 model of the electrical truck. In brief, if you wish to purchase any trim of the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning, you will want to pay round $6,000 to $7,000 greater than you’d when you have been shopping for the 2022 equal.

According to Ford, it has adjusted the value “due to significant material cost increases and other factors.” At the identical time, the automaker is slowly getting up to the mark with deliveries: it has bought 4,400 models thus far this year, barely scratching the backlog of its virtually 200,000 reservations. Even with its new battery technique, Ford says that it is restricted to producing 150,000 Lightning fashions by late 2023.

Marin Gjaja, chief buyer officer of Ford, highlights that “current order holders awaiting delivery are not impacted by these price adjustments,” so if you have already got an precise order in place you should not see the sticker value improve. If you wish to make a reservation for the 2023 F-150 Lightning, in the meantime, you’ll be able to stake a spot in step with a $100 deposit ranging from Thursday, August 11, with the primary deliveries of the MY23 truck anticipated to start this fall.

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