Ford in Michigan Announces Fully Electric F-150 Lightning
It is so exciting and fun when we get a new car or truck. The first time we drive it off the lot we want to not only enjoy the new car smell but drive it to all our friend's houses to show them our new ride. If you're thinking about a new truck and want to save on gas, the Ford Motor Company has announced the all-electric F-150. This beautiful ride has a name. It's Lightning. In case your wondering, yes, this is the same truck the President drove when he was here at the all-electric Dearborn plant on Tuesday.
This Is One Special Truck
This is no ordinary truck either, the F-150 Lightning has a powerful 563 horsepower and 775 lb.-ft. of torque, Yes it the highest torque of any F-150 according to wlns.com.
In a statement, Ford CEO and President Jim Farley says “The F-150 Lightning is a massive moment for our Ford team. America’s No. 1 auto brand is going zero emissions with America’s favorite vehicle. It’s quicker than a Raptor, with standard 4×4 and independent rear suspension; a power frunk, enough juice to run your house for three days or power an awesome tailgate; and it will forever improve with over-the-air updates.
Did You Say Hands-Free?
Do you want to know how smart this new truck is? So smart that it comes with a “BlueCruise” which allows you to drive on the highway hands-free.
At this point, you are probably gonna ask, "how much is this thing going to cost me?" Not as much as you think. The new Electric F150 starts at $39,974, while the mid-series XLT model starts at $52,974 and has a lot more bells and whistles. And oh yeah, it also goes from 0-60mph in about 4 seconds and has a long-range battery.