Ford announced last week the start of production of their first electric truck, the F-150 Lightning. Today the automaker followed up on that announcement by saying the first deliveries will be of the F-150 Lightning Pro Series, and that they are set to start “in the coming days.”
When deliveries do officially begin, Ford also says the Lightning will have more horsepower and payload capacity that originally advertised.
According to Ford, the extended-range battery back now produces 580 horsepower, an increase of 17 horsepower from the originally targeted 563 horsepower.
The standard-range battery pack also got an upgrade from 426 horsepower to 452 horsepower.
Both configurations still produce the same 775lb-ft of torque.
Along with the increase in power, the F-150 Lightning also has an increased payload capacity, now up to 2,235lbs from the originally listed 2,000lbs.
Dapo Adewusi, F-150 Lightning vehicle engineering manager, commented on the improved specs for the Lightning.
“We were seriously focused on raising the bar on this truck, including after we revealed it, so we can deliver more for our customers. And our drive for continuous improvement will get a big boost when we start getting feedback and ideas from customers when they receive their Lightnings,” said Adewusi.
As we have previously reported, the official EPA ratings for the Lightning revealed it also gets 20 miles (32km) of more range than originally estimated.
Earlier today we also told you Lightning owners will have to spend just under $4,000, before installation, for the Lightning Home Integration System.
The system allows you to use the electric truck as a source of backup power for your home.