The Benefits of the 2024 Ford F-150 Lightning Flash are Manifold

October 21st, 2023 by

NYE Ford 2024 Ford F-150 Lightning Flash

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Ford continues to ramp up production of its hot-selling F-150 Lightning pickup truck. That includes new models, with the company revealing the all-new 2024 F-150 Lightning Flash. Despite what its name suggests, the F-150 Lightning Flash is not a formal performance model. Instead, it is an equipment-focused trim level that bundles a multitude of options and features that are popular with F-150 customers. That is evident in its placement in the trim ladder, with the Flash being positioned between the XLT and the Lariat. 

Technological Updates

The Ford F-150 Lightning Flash is emblematic of Ford’s dedication to adopting the cutting edge of automotive technology. As an iteration built upon the XLT trim level, it goes beyond merely hopping on the electric vehicle bandwagon. Instead, it endeavors to showcase the potential of electrification while addressing the common shortcomings associated with electric trucks. At the core of the F-150 Lightning Flash is its advanced extended-range battery system, a confirmation of Ford’s engineering prowess. 

Housing two electric motors that work in harmony, it generates a robust 580 horsepower while delivering 775 pound-feet of torque. This setup is not just about being environmentally friendly; it is designed to offer the kind of capability and performance that Ford’s loyal F-150 consumers have come to expect. Complementing this powertrain is a substantial 131-kilowatt-hour battery that not only provides ample energy, but also highlights a commitment to user convenience and pragmatism. 

The Significance of Range

In terms of range, Ford estimates that the F-150 Lightning Flash can cover up to 320 miles on a single charge. This is not just due to efficient battery management; it is also a crucial assurance for potential electric vehicle truck buyers, alleviating some of the range anxiety typically associated with electric vehicles and making the Flash a practical choice for a wider range of applications. Ford’s approach with the F-150 Lightning Flash is undoubtedly tech-forward, but it is not just about the technology itself. 

Instead, it is about the seamless incorporation of technology to enhance the overall driving experience. For example, the Flash will come with a heat pump as standard equipment. This pump setup is more efficient than traditional vehicle heating systems, allowing an equipped electric vehicle to travel farther since the pump utilizes less energy from the battery pack to modulate the climate in the interior. This special edition brings together the best components from its Lightning siblings, establishing a package that, on paper, displays the capabilities of electrified trucks in an adaptable, practical, and performance-oriented manner for several real-world scenarios.

Advanced Safety Features

The Blue Oval’s decision to include BlueCruise 1.2 in the F-150 Lightning Flash presents some notable considerations and features that potential consumers should be aware of. It now includes Lane Change Assist, permitting the driver to change lanes hands-free by activating the turn signal. In addition, with a new flexible option, customers can activate BlueCruise at any point during their vehicle ownership–at purchase, annually, or even monthly–and use it when they need it. There is also a 90-day free trial of BlueCruise, a valuable opportunity for owners to evaluate the system’s advantages. 

Moreover, Ford outfits the Flash with the Tow Technology Package, which includes Trailer Brake Controller, Smart Trailer Tow Connection, Pro Trailer Backup Assist, Trailer Reverse Guidance, On-Board Scales, and Smart Hitch. Of note, the automaker confirmed that orders for the F-150 Lightning Flash will open up early next year (2024), with production expected to begin shortly after that. 

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