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Ford F-150 Lightning

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The electric vehicle is fast becoming the preferred option for many Australians, and with Ford F-150 Lightning bringing powerful Ford performance to the EV market, all without losing all the required capabilities. When properly equipped, the Ford F-150 Lightning towing capacity can still reach an impressive 4.5t, more than enough to tow most commercial or recreational loads!

Learn more about the Ford Lightning towing capacity and features below.

The F-150 Lightning has two battery options. The Standard Range has a 98kWh battery good for 370km on the US EPA range cycle. The Extended Range version has a 131kWh battery good for 515km on the EPA range. Note that many Australian EVs use the WLTP standard so the comparison between EPA and WLTP ranges may not be exact.

Up to 4500kg braked with the Tow Pack, provided all other limits are not exceeded like GVM, tow ball mass.

Yes, the F-150 is 4WD so it is offroad-capable. It is also all-wheel drive as it drives all four wheels, all the time. It has two motors, one for the front axle, one for the rear axle. There is no low range as electric motors don’t need it because they produce their maximum torque off idle, reducing the need for crawler gears. There is a cross-axle rear differential lock for the rear axle. The suspension is fully independent, coil sprung, and there are disc brakes front and rear, unlike most Utes sold in Australia today. The four drive modes are Normal, Sport, Tow/Haul and Off-road.

The Standard Range has 337kW / 1050Nm, and the Extended Range is 433kW / 1050Nm. The Extended range version can do 0-100km/h in under 4 seconds, which is quicker than a V8 Mustang

The Standard Range vehicle can carry up to 1000kg depending on configuration.

Length 5910cm, width 2032mm, height 1988m. For comparison, a 2024 Ford Ranger is 5225mm long, 1850mm wide, and 1848mm long.

Front trunk. Americans call a boot a trunk, and as EVs don’t have a big engine, there’s often space where the engine would go. This is called a “front trunk” or frunk, and is very useful extra storage space. The Lightning’s frunk offers 400L of storage space, which is about the same as the boot space in a Hyundai Kona.

Yes, Pro Power onboard (9.6kW) so you can use the vehicle’s battery to power other appliances such as tools. The vehicle will also do V2V, or Vehicle to Vehicle so it can be used to recharge other EVs. It can also do V2G, or Vehicle to Grid, with enough battery capacity to power a suburban home for a few days.

F-150 Lightning scored a 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA in the USA, and it has all the modern active and safety features. Note that the NHTSA rating is not directly equivalent to Australia’s ANCAP or the European NCAP.

Ford unveiled the F-150 Lightning in May 2021, and it has sold well in the USA since. Where else is the F-150 Lightning sold? At present, the USA and Norway.

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