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Ford F-150 Lightning Will Come With More Horsepower and Payload Capacity Than Previously Claimed

Ford F-150 Lightning Horsepower, Payload Capacity, and Range  

The Ford F-150 Lightning has been surprising us ever since it was first revealed precisely one year ago. Now, as the first lucky customers anxiously wait to get their very own fully electrified version of the best-selling pickup truck and vehicle in the US, Ford has yet another surprise in store. The company has just said F-150 Lightning customers will now benefit from more power and capability than they previously expected from their trucks. How much more? Keep reading this blog post from Akins Ford in Winder, GA. 

Ford F-150 Lightning Improved Horsepower  

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In a recent press release, Ford has revealed that both the standard-range and extended-range battery packs on the F-150 Lightning will now offer more horsepower than initially announced in May 2021. The increased horsepower also results in a bump in the payload capacity.   

Ford claims the standard-range F-150 Lightning battery pack now delivers 452 horsepower, a significant jump from the 426 horses previously claimed. On the other hand, the extended-range battery pack now churns out 580 horses, up from the targeted 563 hp that was originally promised.   

Both the standard and extended-range battery packs are capable of producing a whopping 775 lb.-ft. of torque, which is more than any other F-150 model and more than any production pickup truck in the world.   

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Ford F-150 Lightning Improved Maximum Payload Capacity  

The only full-size electric pickup truck in the US, the Ford F-150 Lightning, is also the only electric vehicle with Built Ford Tough capability. And now, its maximum payload capacity has also increased from its original targets. The F-150 Lightning can now haul a maximum payload of 2,235 pounds on its back – an extra 235 pounds from the previous claim.

Ford F-150 Lightning Improved EPA Range  

Meanwhile, Ford had previously released the final, and improved EPA-estimated electric range figures for all the F-150 Lightning trims, which included a 20-mile increase for the F-150 Lightning XLT and Lariat trims with the extended range battery pack for a total 320-mile range, up from the previously targeted 300-mile range.  

Image showing a man loading wooden logs on the truck bed of the Ford F-150 Lightning as a woman watches

Read More: Has Ford Confirmed the Final EPA-Estimated Range of the F-150 Lightning?

For those interested in the Ford F-150 Lightning, the EV pickup truck will begin shipping to Ford dealerships across the US, including us here at Akins Ford in Winder, GA, in the coming days and will start at less than $40,000 MSRP. 

Reserve the Ford F-150 Lightning at Akins Ford in Winder, GA

Do you wish to get behind the wheel of one in the Atlanta, GA, area? Schedule a test drive of the F-150 Lightning or reserve one at Akins Ford in Winder, GA – Georgia’s No.1 Volume Ford Dealer. Call 770-867-9136 or visit our dealership today to learn more about the Ford F-150 Lightning or check out our online inventory to find other Ford vehicles we have in stock.