The Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck is a historic model for the Blue Oval. The F-150 nameplate is one of the automaker’s most popular nameplates. The F-150 Lightning is an electric spin on the popular nameplate. It is currently the most popular electric pickup truck in America. How much does it cost to charge the F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck?
How much does it cost to charge the Ford F-150 Lightning?
The Ford F-150 Lightning is a fully-electric full-size pickup truck. EV recharging costs are much more affordable than internal combustion engine vehicle refueling costs. InsideEVs broke down F-150 Lightning charging costs. The publication claims that it costs $20.10 to recharge once in New Jersey using a home charger.
The Ford F-150 Lightning costs $53.60 to recharge in Hawaii using a home charger. It costs just $13.40 to charge once in North Dakota. Home charging costs vary because the price of electricity varies across the country. The national gas price average as of August 22nd is $3.90.
It costs around $89.70 to refuel a standard gas-powered Ford F-150 based on the national average gas price. So, even in states where electricity is more expensive than the national average, the F-150 Lightning is still more affordable to refuel than the gas-powered F-150.
The average American driver drives for around 15,000 miles a year. InsideEVs claims that it costs just $628 to charge the F-150 Lightning for 15,000 miles using a home charger in North Dakota. It costs about $2,513 to charge the F-150 Lightning for 15,000 miles using a home charger in Hawaii. The main takeaway is that Americans can save hundreds of dollars on refueling costs by switching from a gas-powered F-150 to an F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck.
Is the Ford F-150 Lightning worth the money?
Ford’s electric pickup just got more expensive. Ford claims that EV battery component prices have forced the automaker to raise F-150 Lightning prices. According to Car and Driver, the F-150 Lightning Pro now starts at $48,769. That’s an increase of $7K from its original starting price.
The Ford F-150 Lightning is easily the most affordable electric pickup truck compared to the expensive Rivian R1T, but it’s getting more out of reach for the average American consumer. The Blue Oval’s electric pickup truck is currently the best option on the market, so despite its high new starting price, it’s still worth it for many American drivers.
Why is the F-150 Lightning popular?
The Ford F-150 Lightning is becoming popular because it is the electric version of America’s favorite pickup truck. The F-150 Lightning offers incredible utility. It makes 426 horsepower and 775 lb-ft of torque. The EV gets 230 miles of driving range. Ford has already sold close to 200,000 F-150 Lightning models.
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