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Ford’s F-150 Lightning can reach 320 miles on a single charge

The extended range battery is rated for 20 miles further than Ford originally thought.

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Ford officially revealed its new all-electric F-150 Lightning truck nearly a year ago. The company had planned for its extended range batteries to go up to 300 miles on a single charge, but now Ford is saying the max range has been pushed to 320 miles.

This news comes from the official EPA-estimated battery range that Ford published on its website earlier this week. Of course, the 320-mile range only applies to the top-end battery in the new F-150 Lightning.

Ford’s F-150 Lightning Pro ER (Fleet only), Lightning XLT ER, and Lightning Lariat ER are all fitted with the 320-mile range battery. Most of the batteries in the other models offered reached the targeted range of 230 miles per charge, with the exception of one model.

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F-150 Lightning (Image: Ford)

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The F-150 Lightning Platinum features a mid-range battery and is rated for up to 300 miles on a single charge. Like the other extended range options, this is also a 20-mile increase over Ford’s original estimates.

The new Ford F-150 Lightning line starts at just under $40k, but only for fleet customers. For everyday customers, the XLT model with a standard battery is the cheapest option, at around $55k. And adding the extended battery option will increase the price by another $10k.

Early models of the new EV will begin shipping later this spring. The company was taking reservations on its website, but reservations have ended as the company begins fulfilling orders.

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If you’re looking to snag one of these new Ford F-150 Lightnings but didn’t get in on the early reservations, you can sign up for updates from the company to make sure you stay up to date on availability.

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Staff writer at KnowTechie. Alex has two years of experience covering all things technology, from video games to electric cars. He's a gamer at heart, with a passion for first-person shooters and expansive RPGs. Shoot him an email at alex@knowtechie.com

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