DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. on Monday opened F-150 Lightning order banks for commercial owners, promising lower ownership costs for a key demographic the company hopes will help it establish early dominance in the electric pickup market.
Ford said the base trim of the Lightning, focused on commercial buyers, will be called Pro.
It said last week the base model with a standard-range battery, targeted at a 230-mile range and also available to retail buyers, would start at $39,974 before shipping. On Monday, Ford revealed the Pro for fleets with an extended-range battery, estimated at 300 miles, will start at $49,974.
The Lightning Pro with a standard-range battery is targeted to get 426 hp and 775 pound-feet of torque, roughly 137 hp less than its max capability. It will have an estimated 2,000-pound payload capacity and 5,000-pound towing capacity, which can be upped to 7,700 pounds with an optional trailer tow package.
For an additional $10,000, the Pro with an extended-range…
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