Coming This January: The F-150 Lightning Flash

October 18th, 2023 by

The electric vehicle movement shows no signs of slowing down, and Ford is set to make a significant splash in the EV truck market this winter. A fresh iteration of Ford’s popular F-150 Lightning truck, christened the F-150 Lightning Flash, is slated for a January 2024 release. With an initial price tag under $70,000, the F-150 Lightning Flash offers a host of enhancements over the XLT model. These improvements are a culmination of customer-suggested technological features, lifestyle enhancements, a broadened EPA-estimated range, and much more.

A Tech-Forward Approach

The Lightning Flash’s most notable characteristic is its impressive array of incorporated technology; at first glance, it’s more an electric Batmobile than your typical powertrain truck. However, despite its advanced tech, the Lightning Flash maintains a unquestionable level of user-friendliness. It is a vehicle primarily designed with the driver’s needs at its core.

Consider the integration of Ford’s BlueCruise, a sophisticated feature that enables hands-free driving on highways. The latest variant, BlueCruise 1.2, incorporates Lane Change Assist, permitting automatic lane switches without manual interference. Additionally, it comes with the In-Lane Repositioning functionality, ensuring that the Lightning Flash maintains a safe distance from neighboring vehicles while firmly staying in its designated lane. (A 90-day BlueCruise free trial is available to new drivers).

The Lightning Flash also comes equipped with one of the most powerful extended range batteries on the EV market, with an EPA-estimated range of 320 miles. Gone are the days of needing a charge after 200 miles; Ford’s commitment to ever-evolving EV capabilities ensures that you‘ll make the most of your time on the road post-charge. 

Traveling in Luxury

The F-150 Lightning Flash’s tech-forward approach carries over into the interior of the vehicle. Drivers will have at their disposal a bevy of amenities, including: 

  • A 15.5-inch LCD Capacitive Touchscreen with Swipe Capability. 
  • A B&O® Sound System with HD Radio that includes eight speakers and a subwoofer. 
  • Push-Button Start, Approach Detection, & a SecuriCode® Keyless Entry Keypad. 
  • A wireless charging pad. 

In addition, a heat pump helps ameliorate energy consumption. If the F-150 Lightning Flash’s isn’t a well-oiled machine, well, that’s only because oil isn’t part of the equation for this EV heavyweight.

Always in Charge

Regardless of your preference for charging the Lightning Flash predominantly at home or during your travels, the availability of charging alternatives is plentiful. Owners of Ford EVs are given the privilege of utilizing the BlueOval Charge Network, which is the most extensive and continuously growing public charging network in North America. Furthermore, from Spring 2024, Lightning users will have the added benefit of access to more than 12,000 Tesla Superchargers.

If you opt to power up at home, the method is akin to charging your usual devices. You have the option to charge overnight using the Ford Charge Station Pro, or you can enhance to 80 amps of power by buying the Ford Connected Charge Station.

Your EV Future Awaits

A clear evolution on the XLT line, the F-150 Lightning Flash is a high-tech, driver-friendly refinement that is as much a technological marvel as it is a reliable EV truck. 

While we await its arrival, it’s still the perfect time to head to Billy Wood Ford, where you can check out the original F-150 Lightning, along with our entire inventory of new EVs and hybrids. Whether you’re looking for a new or used vehicle, an oil change, or tires and batteries, Billy Wood Ford is here for all your automotive needs this winter.

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