Ford announced today that two months after delivering the first F-150 Lightning to America, it has now delivered its electric pickup truck to at least one customer in all 50 states, from Alaska to Florida, Hawaii and everywhere. between the two.
Predictably, however, Texas, the largest U.S. truck market, and California, the state with the most electric vehicles sold in the country, were the leaders in terms of sales.
According to the automaker, nearly 80 percent of F-150 Lightning reservation holders surveyed said the truck would be their first electric vehicle. This means that Ford is gaining new customers in the electric vehicle market.
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Ford delivered its first F-150 Lightning to Nicholas Schmidt of Standish, Michigan on Thursday, May 26. This delivery was made to a VE fan, even though he lives in a town of only 1,500 people.
In its extended range, the F-150 Lightning comes with a 131 kWh battery that can provide up to 515 km of range, according to the EPA. The standard model, meanwhile, gets a 98 kWh battery that can provide up to 230 miles (370 km) of range.
Offered with two engines, the truck can also produce up to 563 PS (420 kW/571 hp) and 775 lb-ft (1,050 Nm) of torque, which is enough to start the line and up to 60 mph ( 96 km/h). h) in the middle range of four seconds. Specifically, this allows it to tow up to 10,000 lbs (4,536 kg) and haul up to 2,000 lbs (907 kg).
Although Ford has now delivered F-150 Lightnings to all 50 states, it needs to hurry when it comes to production because before it even delivered a single model, it had taken 200,000 reservations for the electric truck and ceased production. offer 2022 model year vehicles as it was unable to meet demand.