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NewsExtended Range Ford Lightning to go 300 Miles with Huge Battery

Extended Range Ford Lightning to go 300 Miles with Huge Battery

The optional Extended Range battery will be available for higher trims at first


  • Its capacity will be 131 kWh.

  • The regular Lightning holds a 98-kWh battery good for 230 miles of range.

  • Ford has 200,000 reservations for the Lightning and won’t take anymore.


Every step taken by Ford in relation to the hotly-anticipated all-electric F-150 Lightning is newsworthy. Of them all, the available extended range battery size may very well be the most important.

Ford F-150 Lightning Waiting List Now Reaches Three Years

As we know, the standard battery will have a 98-kWh capacity which Ford predicts will enable the truck to travel 230 miles on a full charge. This unit will be included with the Lightning Pro, the XLT, and the Lariat.

As an option on the XLT and Lariat, and as standard with the Platinum model, a 131-kWh battery will power the electric motors. On a full charge, Ford stipulates that they are targeting 300 miles of range.

As pointed out by Endgadget, and although Ford has yet to disclose the Lightning’s price range, the Blue Oval has hinted that the Standard Range Lightning Pro is expected to start at $39,974 in the US. This is impressively inexpensive when compared to the Hyundai Kona EV which, at $34,000, holds a 64-kWh battery pack. Consumers will pay between $42,000 and $90,000 with the electric truck.

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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