In F-150 Lightning XLT form (the one most folk across the pond buy) it will also be quick. Quicker than the twin-turbo V6 F-150 Raptor, says Ford, which means 0-62mph in around 4.5 seconds. For this you can thank dual electric motors rated at 563PS (420kW), but mostly it’s about the torque.
The electric Lightning delivers more torque, more instantly than any F-150 before it: 1,050Nm, or 775 lb ft. It’s delivered to all four wheels of course, and the sophistication doesn’t end there: staggeringly, this is the first F-series with independent rear suspension.
Range? There’s a standard-range battery estimated to offer 230 miles or a bigger battery that aims to take the Lightning 300 miles. The Lightning comes with an 80-amp charge station which can add around 30 miles per charging hour. At a fast-charger, it can take on 80 per cent juice in 41 minutes.
Drive modes comprise Normal, Sport, Off Road and Tow/Haul. Ford says the motors have been engineered as inboard units to allow regular F-series ability across rugged terrain, with special underbody skid plates to protect the battery. And on road? An all-new frame, all-aluminium body, low centre of gravity and that new independent rear are said to make this the most refined and surefooted F-150 yet.