When Is The Ford F-150 Lightning Release Date?

F-150 Lightning

The Ford F-150 Lightning release date has passed, and our inventory has received fresh stock of these ultra-advanced, eco-friendly trucks for you to explore. From work-ready to luxury-lined and everything in between, the F-150 Lightning represents the future of Ford trucks combined with the long-running benefits you've come to love. In short, it's the most dramatic evolution the F-150 has ever seen, propelling the beloved best-selling model to new all-electric, seamlessly connected heights.

That's only the beginning, really, as an entire suite of purposeful tech and unique work, play, and power solutions will make this the most cutting-edge Ford F-150 ever to hit the road. With time-tested toughness and modern semi-autonomous driving capabilities leading the charge, you'll want to see the many exciting sides of the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning.

So read on and explore the truck that's taking the market by storm. Then, browse our available inventory on this page and visit us at Bell Ford to test-drive the new Ford F-150 Lightning.

It's Been a Long Time Coming

It may have debuted with lightning-quick fanfare, but the Ford F-150 Lightning release date had been brewing for a long time. Developed over many prior years, we saw our first glimpse of what's possible in 2019 with a prototype all-electric F-150. Now, the fully functional production version is here and ready to bring the fruits of that intensive development process to the streets.

Ford F-150 Lightning Range and Charging

Range is one of the most important specs for an all-electric vehicle, and the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning will impress you and any of your gasoline-dedicated friends with an EPA-estimated range of 240 miles1 for the standard-range battery. An incredible EPA-estimated range of up to 320 miles1 accompanies the available extended-range battery.

With North America's largest public charging network2 backing every Ford F-150 Lightning, your charging needs won't go unanswered. Even if you don't have a dedicated electric vehicle charging station, you'll be covered, as every F-150 Lightning includes a 32-amp charger to use with a typical 120-volt or 240-volt outlet (like the ones you'd find in your home).

Helping to remove any range anxiety, the Ford F-150 Lightning release date debuted an innovative feature called Intelligent Range. In essence, it precisely calculates an estimated range figure by taking into account the weather, traffic conditions, road grade, payload, tow weight, and more. The estimated range displayed will update as these conditions change, giving you a more accurate picture of your driving capabilities than most EVs can provide.

Ford F-150 Lightning Performance and Practicality

So the Ford F-150 Lightning release date included competitive all-electric specs to reduce any sense of EV range anxiety, but what about the traditional truck benchmarks? Fear not; they're all hit with powerful capabilities. You'll find that 426 horsepower accompanies the Standard Range battery, while the Extended Range battery delivers 580 horsepower.

Both batteries provide an impressive 775 pound-feet of torque, while the Extended Range battery lets the truck go from zero to 60 mph in under 4 seconds.

What these specs also help deliver are work-ready capacities for any job. Starting with the size, the F-150 Lightning is only available with a 5.5-foot bed and SuperCrew cab configuration. In that bed, you can haul a maximum payload of 2,000 pounds when properly equipped. Towing comes easy, and with a maximum towing capacity of 10,000 pounds,5 you'll be able to pull along just about anything for work or play.

Aside from inside the bed, cargo is well handled in the front. With the traditional gas engine gone, under the hood of the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning lies a Mega Power Frunk. You can fit just about any load weighing up to 400 pounds inside it. But you can also power all your devices from it by using the included four 120-volt outlets, one USB-C outlet, and one USB-A outlet.

Ford F-150 Lightning Features and Tech

The massive range of advanced features in this model will leave you beyond impressed. Here's a rundown of the key technology that makes the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning so exciting:

Ford Intelligent Backup Power

Nature can throw a curveball sometimes. With an F-150 Lightning, you can be prepared for it to hit. Using the Ford Charge Station Pro, leave the truck plugged in overnight. If a storm causes power to go down, Ford Intelligent Backup Power will automatically or manually activate, turning your F-150 Lightning into a home power supply3. Producing 9.6 kW of peak energy, it'll provide full power for up to three days. Ration the power, and it'll last you for up to 10 days4.


Available to offer you semi-autonomous driving, BlueCruise works with designated sections of divided highways for hands-free driving capabilities. Dubbed Hands-Free Blue Zones, you'll find over 100,000 miles of North American roads to use it on.

Digital productivity screen and 15.5-inch portrait touch screen

Find a standard 12-inch touch screen with Sync 4, or choose the available expansive 15.5-inch portrait touchscreen with Sync 4A. Either will keep you connected, displaying all you need to know in a crisp hi-res display. From voice recognition to over-the-air software updates, the infotainment options make the Ford F-150 Lightning release date a thoroughly modern event. So does the digital productivity screen, giving you an all-digital gauge cluster for even greater connectivity and control.

Selectable drive modes

Your F-150 Lightning can handle just about any terrain you may face. Choose from drive modes like Normal, Tow/Haul, Sport, or Off-Road, and performance will be optimized for the conditions at hand. With a standard 4X4 layout, the F-150 Lightning also comes with skid plates and underbody protection to handle whatever off-road adventures you have planned.

4G LTE hotspot

While you use the available interior work surface as your mobile office, send emails, browse documents, and handle the workday with a 4G LTE wireless hotspot. It's one of the many ways an F-150 Lightning will help keep you connected for both work and play.

...and much more

While we can't fit all the many features here, know this: Those who reserve Ford F-150 Lightning trucks are reserving a taste of the future. There's much more to discover, like the available Phone As A Key feature and the ability to open or close the Mega Power Frunk using your phone.

2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Price

The 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning has four trim levels: Pro, XLT, Lariat, and Platinum. The price of an F-150 Lightning will depend not only on which of these options you select but on your powertrain choice, what packages you want to add, what additional truck bed accessories or driver-assistance features you select, and more. Therefore, the best way to get a clear estimate of your total and monthly costs is to reach out to our team for a no-obligation quote.

However, you can get a taste of the trims and prices offered by exploring our currently available selection of Ford F-150 Lightning trucks for sale. You can also use the filtering functions on the left-hand side to narrow down our offerings to those within your preferred budget.

You can also explore other alternative routes to Ford truck ownership. For example, you could lease a Ford F-150 (whether a gas or electric model) for a competitive monthly payment or check out our selection of high-quality used vehicles.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can the Ford F-150 Lightning tow?

Yes, the all-electric 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning can offer you an immense maximum towing capacity of up to 10,000 pounds5 when equipped with the extended-range battery pack. For the standard-range battery, you'll get a still-impressive towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.6 Either way, you'll be towing all your tools, gear, or toys with serious all-electric might.

What bed sizes are available on the Ford F-150 Lightning?

The 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning, for now, only has one bed size available: A 5.5-foot bed. With that said, though, there is potential for more options to join in later. As well, the 2023 F-150 Lightning is only available in a SuperCrew cab configuration with the aforementioned 5.5-foot bed.

How much will the Ford F-150 Lightning cost?

Ford F-150 Lightning price depends on several factors. Generally, you'll pay less for the base-level Pro trim and the most for the upper-tier Platinum, with the XLT and Lariat falling somewhere in between. However, add-ons can alter these numbers. Reach out to our team to get a no-obligation quote and figure out what your monthly financing would be based on your down payment and other

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1Based on full charge. Actual range varies with conditions such as external environment, vehicle use, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age and state of health.

2Based on original equipment manufacturers(OEM)/automotive manufacturers that sell all-electric vehicles and have active charging networks. Department of Energy data as of February 22, 2023 used. Numbers subject to change. FordPass®, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available via a download. Message and data rates may apply.

3When home is properly equipped.

4When home is properly equipped and home transfer switch disconnects home from the grid. Based on 30 kWh use per day using the F-150 Lightning with the extended-range battery. Your results may vary based on energy usage. Rationing power assumes limiting the number of devices and turning the truck off when not needed.

5Max towing on XLT and LARIAT models with available extended-range battery and Max trailer tow package. Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.

6Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.

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