But do electric trucks make sense for the busy workman?
“More than 145 million miles of telematics data show that for the average F-150 commercial customer in the US, 95% of their daily travel is less than 174 miles,” said Ted Cannis, general manager, Ford North America commercial business. “Commercial customers track their business expenses closely – they buy what they need and not a penny more.”
So there is a market for it. More than this, the benefits of an electric truck are numerous. The aluminum-alloy body and high-strength steel frame are rugged and capable, while the fully sealed battery’s resultant low center of gravity combines with an independent rear suspension for improved driving dynamics. The truck’s high-strength underbody shields and advanced heating and cooling systems ensure that the F-150 Lightning Pro is highly capable in a vast range of conditions and climates.
Registrations for the truck open today with arrival expected next year. 2,300 EV-certified dealers will help service the vehicle when it arrives and will be supported by 644 EV-certified Ford Commercial Vehicle Centers across the country. Pricing starts at $39,974 for the base version and $49,974 for the more powerful, 300-mile version.