Ford F-150 Lightning gets improved EPA range with extended battery pack

Ford looks to have secured higher EPA range ratings for various versions of the Ford F-150 Lightning.

Last week, the standard version EPA rating leaked an expected range of 230 miles (370km).

At the same time, the extended-range version looks to have bettered their targeted ranges.

Ford CEO Jim Farley confirmed the numbers of the Pro Extended Range, XLT Extended Range, Lariat Extended Range and Platinum editions.

As per his tweet, the XLT, Lariat, and Pro trim received 320 mile (515km) EPA ranges with the extended battery. At the same time, the standard version remained 230 miles (370km).

The Platinum trim received a range of 300 miles (482km).

Both the extended range and standard trims will do well for most people.

However, if people are looking to tow, they may want to double-check the weight they are looking to tow.

The extended range Lightning can tow 10,000 pounds. In contrast, the standard range F-150 Lightning maxes out around 7,700 pounds.

One thing to note is that we have not seen how towing affects the range yet. We should see numbers soon after launch, but it would not be surprising to see these figures cut in half or more based on early towing figures from the Rivian R1T.

The F-150 is debuting in a busy EV truck niche. Currently, the Rivian R1T and Hummer EV are out. While the Chevy Silverado EV and Tesla Cybertruck should make their appearance in 2023.

First real-world Rivian R1T towing test shows huge range loss

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