Ford has figured out how to compensate for a significant price increase for the 2023 F-150 Lightning. The company will provide some complimentary charging for retail owners.
The Ford F-150 Lightning got updates for the next model year and an upsetting price rise that ranges from $6,000 to $8,500 depending on trim level.
This is not an issue for every buyer but for new reservation holders. A week ago, we remind, the company reopened order banks for the 2023 F-150 Lightning vehicles, which will come with a price hike.
New prices including destination are the following:
|Trim Level||MSRP||Price Increase|
|XLT High Extended Range||$82,769||$8,500|
|Lariat Extended Range||$87,769||$8,500|
|Platinum Extended Range||$98,669||$6,000|
The F-150 will be still eligible for the $7,500 tax credit. Plus Ford signed an agreement with Electrify America to give the F-150 Lightning drivers 250 KWh of complimentary charging via EA.
That equates to approx. 575 miles or around 3 fill-ups on a Standard Range Battery that measures 98 kWh (usable capacity).
With an Extended Range Battery measuring 131 kWh, the Ford pickup adds about 54 miles in 10 minutes when accepts charging speeds up to 150 kilowatts. A charging session from 15 to 80 percent takes around 41 minutes.
Customers of the Ford Mustang Mach-E, by the way, have the same deal. Some other manufacturers, like Kia or Audi, have even better offerings for charging. Therefore, we can’t say we’re surprised by Ford’s generosity.
Such a ‘pleasant’ feature of the Lightning as Plug&Charge helps simplify charging at an Electrify America station: a truck is able to automatically pay for the charging session or use the complimentary 250 kWh with no need of scanning an app or inserting payment.