Pro for Pros

Behold! Inside the incredible Ford F-150 Lightning Pro

Here’s why it’s the ultimate EV for work.

From most angles, it looks like any other Ford F-150. The big differences are the charge port door on the driver’s side and these futuristic daytime running lights.

The front grille of the Pro trim is considerably less interesting than on higher consumer-focused trims.

The black plastic is all business, and the Lightning Pro is ready to work.

Behind that grille is the Mega Power Frunk

Its absurd name is on point, with a power-opening hood and cavernous weatherproof storage, complete with power ports to charge your gear.

Though it’s completely different underneath, thanks to a huge battery pack and the new independent rear suspension, the Ford engineering team worked hard to make the F-150 Lightning’s cargo box identical to the standard F-150.

This means aftermarket accessories like cargo boxes fit without modification.

The interior of the Lightning Pro is remarkably well-equipped for a work truck, with bucket seats and a full center console, plus a large center infotainment screen.

Ford knows its truck buyers well, and the F-150 center console has numerous USB ports, cupholders, and a large storage bin. There’s also a slot to hold a smartphone, business cards, or whatever else a hard-working truck owner needs at hand.

The storage box under the armrest is even big enough to hold file folders.

Though the standard F-150 XL work truck comes in a variety of cab and box sizes, the F-150 Lightning Pro only comes in the four-door SuperCrew version with this spacious backseat complete with power ports and considerable legroom.


Estimated miles of range

The Ford F-150 Lightning Pro comes with the standard range battery good for an estimated 230-miles, but an extended range battery is available for a $10,000 premium — however, the 300-mile Pro Extended Range can only be ordered by eligible Ford Fleet business customers.

Regular buyers need to jump to the XLT trim to get the big battery.

The Ford F-150 Lightning Pro goes on sale this Spring.

Next, read about my epic ride in the Ford F-150 Lightning.

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