Ford will not produce a single-engined F-150 Lightning

Ford will not produce a single-engined F-150 Lightning

The highly anticipated Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup is almost ready to make its debut on the market, and to convince the large group of fans of the genre - mainly from the United States - Ford has decided to focus exclusively on a dual engine configuration, able to ensure the right performance especially in the workplace and when towing a trailer.

Ford F-150 Lightning will be offered in a Standard Range version with 98 kWh battery pack and a double electric motor configuration from 452 total horsepower and 1050 Nm of torque, insane figures for a so-called "standard" pick-up, considering that the F-150 Raptor powered by a V6 Twin Turbo has 452 horsepower and 691 Nm of torque.

The Extended Range version manages to be even more crazy: the battery rises to 131 kWh and the power of the electric motors is 580 horsepower.

In an interview released to CarBuzz, Ford's Marketing Manager Jasen Turnbull spoke precisely of the absence of a single-engine proposal:

“It couldn't meet our expectations. We took into account several aspects, such as towing and load capacity, and performance in general, before deciding not to build a single-engine F-150 Lightning. "

Further pressed on the subject, Turnbull stated that a single engine version would have been a little cheaper, but would have been disappointing in terms of performance and load capacity, thus effectively negating the goodness of economic savings. In any case, the entry price of the Ford F-150 Lightning is very interesting for the American market, $ 39,774 plus taxes, which vary in different states. Who knows if given the strange situation in today's market, Ford will really be able to sell the car at the recommended price.