Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck receives 1,30,000 reservations: Report
Ford has reportedly received 1.30 lakh reservations for its F-150 Lightning electric pickup. Ford had unveiled the electric vehicle earlier this year and the company started the reservation with a refundable amount of $100.
Regarded as a formidable player in the electric pick-up truck space and one that could be strong rival to the upcoming Tesla Cybertruck, Ford's F-150 Lightning reservations are a good indication of the popularity of such vehicles. A recent report also stated that Ford doubled its production target for the F-150 Lightning due to the strong demand. The automaker has planned to spend an extra $850 million to meet the target for the EV. The F-150 Lightning truck will be launched next year.
The reservation figures for F-150 Lightning, however, are still far behind those of Cybertruck which had already touch a million by the time the Ford EV had been unveiled.
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Ford still maintains that it can not just play the EV game but lead it as well. US President Joe Biden too test drove F-150 Lightning and had appreciated its performance capabilities.
The electric truck features dual electric motors, one on each axle. This gives the EV 563 hp and a massive torque of 1,050 Nm. The electric F-150 is capable of touching speeds of 100 kmph in just four seconds. The EV also comes with a 12-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12-inch infotainment display. Ford has also claimed that with help of a superfast DC charger, the electric pickup truck can be charged to cover a distance of 87 km in 10 minutes. Ford has not neglected its towing capacity, giving the electric truck the capacity of 4,535 kgs.