Friday, 18 June 2021 23:11

Ford F-150 Lightning Details Reveal Surprising Premium Over Tesla Cybertruck

Written by Simon Alvarez, Teslarati
Ford F-150 Lightning Details Reveal Surprising Premium Over Tesla Cybertruck Ford Motor Company


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The Ford F-150 Lightning is arguably one of the most impressive all-electric pickups on the market today.

Starting at a very aggressive price and designed for the F-150’s classic buyers, the Lightning seemed like a great shoo-in as the electric truck market’s next best-seller.


Ford, however, has been reserved about the Lightning’s full pricing details, at least until now. And if the recent information about the F-150 Lightning proves accurate, it would appear Ford’s electric pickup will command a pretty steep premium over the Tesla Cybertruck. 


Users at the Ford enthusiast forum F150Gen14 recently shared a questionnaire reportedly sent by the veteran automaker. The questionnaire, which seemed designed to determine which features are preferred by consumers, featured a list of available F-150 Lightning variants and their respective options and prices. This included every trim of the Lightning, from the Pro base model to the top-tier Lightning Platinum series. 


Based on the information from the carmaker, non-commercial buyers of the Ford F-150 Lightning could expect to shell out about $53,000 for the XLT trim, but that’s a truck with a conservative 230 miles of estimated range.


Customers who prefer an XLT Lightning with longer range could expect to pay an additional $7,000 for its 300-mile battery pack. This is true for the XLT + Premium Package and Lariat variants as well.


The Ford F-150 Lightning Lariat was already listed with a starting price of $67,474, or close to the starting price of the 500-mile tri-motor Tesla Cybertruck, which starts at $69,990. That’s pricey for a vehicle that still starts with only 230 miles of range.


Fortunately, Ford’s 300-mile battery becomes...

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