In response to the timeless words of Henry Ford, the automotive giant has unveiled its F-150 Lightning Platinum Black, a special edition electric truck that boasts both power and a premium matte finish.
Distinctive in its design, this monochromatic truck integrates the advanced capabilities of the Platinum trim while introducing Ford’s inaugural matte black wrap. Dave Pericak, the director of Ford EV truck programs, emphasizes that the company is well-versed in limited-edition vehicles. The F-150 Lightning Platinum Black is not only a testament to their award-winning electric truck lineage but also positions itself as a top choice for customers keen on a combination of stealth and style.
A few standout features include:
– A targeted EPA-estimated range of 483 km with the standard extended-range battery.
– Agate Black gloss details, such as a roof that merges seamlessly with the glass, and door handles designed to deter smudging.
– Unique additions like 22-inch matte black wheels, a reflective Lightning badge, “Lightning” graphics on the roof glass, and black Nirvana leather seating surfaces.
– A limited production run of 2,000 units, with deliveries set to kick off in early 2024.
Beyond aesthetics, the Platinum Black is equipped with enhanced technology offerings. Notable inclusions are the Ford BlueCruise hands-free highway driving – version 1.2, which supports Lane Change Assist and In-Lane Repositioning. Additionally, the truck boasts an optimized towing setup experience and Walk Away Locking capabilities, enhancing the user experience further.
Speaking on the broader implications of the electric truck, Jennifer Brace, chief futurist at Ford Motor Company, highlights the F-150 Lightning’s role in fostering positive change, citing its potential to aid during power outages or other emergencies.
As the F-150 Lightning progresses through its second production year at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center, Ford is gearing up to amplify its production capabilities. Following a recent plant expansion, the company aims to produce up to 150,000 EV trucks annually by the fall, underlining its commitment to meet growing customer demand.