Ford announces base F-150 Lightning Pro targeted at commercial buyers, but also available to retail consumers

Lightning Pro

Ford unveiled their first all-electric truck last week, the F-150 Lightning, in three different variants – XLT, Lariat, and Platinum. The automaker also announced a base model priced under $40K USD, but did not reveal details about it, promising to reveal more on 5/24.

That day is today, and Ford announced this morning the F-150 Lightning Pro, a truck targeted for commercial fleet buyers.

The electric truck starts at $58,000 CAD ($39,974 USD) when equipped with the 370km (230 mile) standard range battery. Upgrading to the 482km (300 mile) extended range battery will cost an extra $10,000 USD. We have been unable to find information on what this upgrade will cost in Canada.

Lightning Pro

To help reach the lower price point, the Lightning Pro will not have a power tailgate, no Zone lighting, vinyl instead of leather sets, and smaller 18-inch wheels. It will also come with a smaller 2.4 kW Pro Power onboard charging system, down from the 9.6 kW version found on the higher trim options (you can pay extra to upgrade).

Lightning Pro

 

The Lightning Pro will still come with an estimated 426 horsepower in the standard range version, or 563 horsepower with the extended range option. The smaller battery includes a 32-amp mobile charger, extended charging times from 15 to 100 percent to 14 hours (240v).

If you want to charge quicker, you can pay to upgrade to a 48-amp charger (10 hours), or the 80-amp station that comes with higher trim versions.

Estimated charge times
15% to 100% at 240 volts
Standard-range battery with targeted 230 miles Extended-range battery with targeted 300 miles
32-amp Ford Mobile Charger 14 hours 19 hours
48-amp Ford Connected Charge Station 10 hours 13 hours
80-amp Ford Charge Station Pro 10 hours 8 hours
150-kilowatt DC Fast Charging (15% to 80%) 44 minutes 41 minutes

When it comes to towing, the Pro will only be able to tow 5,000lbs with standard equipment. Upgrade to the Max Trailer Tow package to increase that to 7,700 lbs, or opt for the extended range battery to get the max tow rating of 10,000lbs.

Lightning Pro

Customers can register now for the all-new 2022 F-150 Lightning Pro at Fleet.Ford.com.

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