Ford has exciting news for prospective buyers of the F-150 Lightning: a generous $15,000 incentive. Indeed, the cost of the electric truck has significantly decreased, making it much more accessible. If you have been contemplating this decision, now might be the opportune moment to take action.
The 2023 F-150 Lightning Platinum trim offers a retail purchase incentive of $7,500. If you are considering leasing instead of purchasing, there is an equal amount of Red Carpet Lease customer cash available. If Platinum is beyond your budget, there’s no need to worry. The Lariat provides a $7,500 incentive for purchases and a $5,000 incentive for leasing. The XLT received a modest discount of $1,500 for both leasing and purchasing. Unfortunately, the Pro model is currently not eligible for any discounts.
The F-150 Lightning is still eligible for the complete $7,500 tax credit. The high-end Platinum trim, which is priced just above $80,000, offers combined savings of up to $15,000. These benefits are available until January 2.
Ford has experienced a decline in sales of its electric pickup trucks. Between July and September, the company sold a total of 3,503 units, reflecting a significant decline of 45% compared to the previous year. Ford asserts that the reason for the production halt is not due to a lack of demand. Instead, they are actively working towards resuming production and compensating for the six-week pause. Their objective is to expand their Rouge Electric Vehicle Center.
For those of you who enjoy a bit of extra spice, Ford is not stopping with just incentives. The company has recently unveiled the “Flash” trim for the year 2024. With a range of 320 miles, a technologically advanced interior, and a heat pump, this vehicle starts at just under $70,000. Imagine it as a stunning combination of features from the XLT and Lariat trims, providing the advantages of both.
About Ford F-150 Lightning
The Ford F-150 Lightning is an all-electric version of Ford’s popular F-150 pickup truck. Unveiled in May 2021, the F-150 Lightning represents Ford’s entry into the electric truck market, combining the capabilities of the traditional F-150 with electric propulsion and modern technology.
Key features and information about the Ford F-150 Lightning include:
- Electric Powertrain: The F-150 Lightning is fully electric, powered by a dual-motor setup for all-wheel drive (AWD). It is designed to deliver strong acceleration and performance while maintaining the capabilities expected from an F-150.
- Performance: Ford has positioned the F-150 Lightning as a high-performance electric truck. It is expected to offer quick acceleration, and the extended-range version is targeted to achieve a competitive driving range on a single charge.
- Towing and Payload Capacity: The F-150 Lightning is designed to retain the towing and payload capacities that the F-150 is known for. This includes the ability to tow trailers and carry heavy loads, making it suitable for a wide range of work and recreational purposes.
- Features and Technology: The F-150 Lightning incorporates various technology features, including an available large touchscreen infotainment system, advanced driver-assistance systems, and connectivity options. The Lightning is expected to come with features like over-the-air software updates for continuous improvement.
- Modular Front: The F-150 Lightning features a front trunk, often referred to as a “frunk,” which provides additional storage space in the front of the vehicle where a traditional internal combustion engine would be.
- Availability: As of my last knowledge update in January 2022, Ford had announced plans to start deliveries of the F-150 Lightning in 2022. However, production schedules and delivery timelines are subject to change, so it’s advisable to check with Ford or their official sources for the most up-to-date information.