Ford raises 20,000 F-150 Lightning pickup bookings in 12 hours


The big hype around the first electric truck, the F-150 Lightning, is due to its affordable price.

Ford’s new F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck is in high demand. Ford quickly opened orders for the truck. In the first 12 hours, the automaker received approximately 20,000 orders.

For reservations, motorists visit the Ford website and post a refundable security deposit of $ 100. This reservation will ensure their place in the queue until they can place an actual order at the end of the year.

One of the most surprising moments of the presentation of the new product was the announcement of Ford’s price from $ 39,974 for the commercial version to the federal tax credit of $ 7,500.

Other versions will be offered, including the XLT, which can be purchased starting at $ 52,974, and the flagship F-150 Lightning Platinum starting at $ 90,474.

Entry-level models with a standard battery squeeze out 426 hp. Models equipped with an extended range battery will have 563bhp. and the same amount of torque, which will allow them to accelerate to 96 km / h in a 4-second range.

Read also that Ford will start producing batteries for electric cars in a new joint venture.