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The MSRP Comes Under $40,000 Before Any Incentives

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In 2020, Ford CEO Jim Farley teased that the electric Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck would “not go after the $100,000-plus market,” and that these upcoming EVs will be “affordable vehicles.” He went on to elaborate that all of Ford’s electric vehicles will be priced between $20,000 and $70,000. And as it turns out, the electric Ford F-150 Lightning price lands right in the middle of that range.

The base, work-truck oriented Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck will carry a starting price of $39,974, before any federal or state tax credits. That’s just over $11,000 more than the starting price of the gasoline-powered 2021 F-150. The mid-range Ford F-150 Lightning XLT model will carry a price of $52,974, or over $12,660 more than the standard F-150 XLT SuperCrew.

Nevermind that, though. Because electric pickup truck customer will be able to afford nearly three base F-150 Lightning trucks for the price of a new $112,000+ GMC Hummer EV Edition 1, which is expected to hit production later this year. It’s also nearly half the price of a Rivian R1T Launch Edition, which starts at $75,000.

Customers can reserve their Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck right now with a $100 deposit via Ford’s official website.

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck.
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Ford F-150 Lightning Price: What $39,974 Gets You

With the base F-150 Lighting, customers get 426 horsepower and 775 lb-ft of torque. Step up to the larger battery and output jumps up to 563 horsepower, while torque stays fixed at 775 lb-ft. That makes this new truck the most powerful F-150 model yet, making it worthy of its muscle truck-inspired nameplate. More to the point, it will do 0-60 in a scant 4.4 seconds.

Ford says the truck should be able to do an EPA-estimated 230 miles with the smaller battery, while the larger unit bumps that figure up to 300 miles. Buyers who spec the standard range battery will receive a maximum payload capacity of 2,000 pounds, as well as a maximum tow rating of 7,700 pounds. The big battery truck has a lower payload capacity rating of 1,800 pounds, but can tow up to 10,000 pounds.

All 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup trucks will be produced at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Michigan, which also intends to be a zero-waste-to-landfill site. The vehicle is part of a $700 million investment into the Rouge Complex, adding 500 new jobs.

Despite the global microchip shortage kneecapping Ford’s truck production, the all-electric F-150 Lightning will hit dealerships by Spring 2022. The truck will be available in four series and two battery options at more than 2,300 EV-certified Ford dealers across the country, with the option for fleet customers to access Ford’s ecosystem of connected data and telematics services via
Ford Commercial Solutions.

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck.
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Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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