While the Ford F-150 Lightning has garnered plenty of press in terms of the individuals who have bought one or are trying to do so, the fleet-oriented Pro version has been a hit with fleet owners as well. Commercial customers are also the only ones that are able to purchase the F-150 Lightning Pro with the extended range battery, while retail customers are limited to the standard range unit if they opt for that trim level. However, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro with the extended range battery can no longer be ordered by fleets, either.
Order banks for the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro extended range pickup are closed, and new orders are not being accepted. This applies to government, fleet, and commercial sales. Meanwhile, civilians that wish to spec their F-150 Lightning with the bigger battery must opt for the the XLT trim with the 312A equipment group, at a minimum.
Order banks for the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning just opened on August 9th, but The Blue Oval is facing a rather large backlog of reservations and orders from the EV pickup’s first model year that will take some time to fulfill. As Ford Authority reported earlier this month, order conversions are going out in waves, a process that has already begun and will continue for the next several weeks.
Meanwhile, the 2023 F-150 Lightning is quite a bit more expensive than the 2021 model, with price increases ranging from $6,000-$8,500 depending on trim. Along with the introduction of the new police-focused SSV variant and an available feature dubbed Pro Trailer Hitch Assist, the 2023 F-150 Lightning is launching with its carryover Sync 4 infotainment system – not the new Google Android-based software – and is also ditching its AM radio.
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