An entry-level Ford F-150 Lightning Pro is designed for commercial fleet owners.
This affordable version boasts a number of built-in ‘goodies’ in addition to a work-oriented software suite available at launch.
The starting price is $39,974 for the model with a standard range battery pack. That battery provides a 230-mile driving range according to the EPA test. The vehicle packs 426 hp and 775 lb.-ft. of torque. It is for retail and commercial customers.
Another variant is for commercial-only usage. The truck’s extended range battery allows covering 300 miles on a single charge, and costs from $49,974. Its power output is 563 hp. Four-wheel drive, a Class IV receiver are standard for both.
For the Standard Pro truck, the maximal payload and towing capability figures are 2,000 and 5,000 lbs (raised to 7,700 lbs with a Max Trailer Tow package), respectively. The Extended Range Pro is capable to tow up to 10,000 pounds.
The Ford F-150 Lightning Pro features vinyl seating, a full-size spare tire, a Mega Power Frunk rated for 400 lbs of payload, a 9.6-kW Pro Power Onboard system, four 120 volt power outlets, 2 USB. Base models also have the Pro Power Onboard with a 2.4 kWh output.
The standard equipment includes Ford Co-Pilot360 2.0 and a 12-inch Sync 4 infotainment system. A special app will enable commercial operators to access key information about any Lightning Pro within their fleet. EV Telematics can process payment information.
Ford claims that a residual value of the F-150 Lightning Pro will be at least as high as the gasoline models. The carmaker estimates that operating costs will be 40% less than an equivalent gasoline 2021 Ford F-150 with a 2.7L EcoBoost V6 over 8 years and 100,000 miles.
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro is part of Blue Oval’s plan to maintain its commercial vehicle dominance in North America. The company will build all F-150 Lightning pickups at its new Ford Rogue Electric Vehicle Center. The market launch is slated for next spring. It is still unclear if the Pro version will arrive at the same time.