With Ford F-150 Lightning deliveries well underway across all 50 U.S. states, many will be looking to charge their new EV pickups on the go. At least some of those owners will find themselves relying on the quickly-expanding Electrify America network – part of Ford’s Blue Oval Charging Network – which has faced its fair share of problems in recent months. Regardless, Ford Mustang Mach-E owners are gifted 250 kilowatt-hours of complimentary charging at Electrify America fast-charging stations when they take delivery of those vehicles, and now, Ford F-150 Lightning retail customers will also enjoy the exact same benefit.
Those Ford F-150 Lightning customers will also receive 250 kilowatt-hours of free charging at Electrify America stations through the FordPass Rewards program, which is equivalent to 575 miles of range or nearly three “fill-ups” for pickups equipped with the standard range battery. The company’s fast DC chargers can add around 54 miles of range in approximately 10 minutes to Lightning models equipped with the extended range battery, as well as go from a 15 percent state of charge to 80 percent in around 41 minutes.
“Electrifying the F-150, America’s best-selling vehicle, is a game changer for bringing electric vehicles fully mainstream,” said Giovanni Palazzo, president and CEO of Electrify America. “We’re proud to have the F-150 Lightning and all Ford electric vehicles take advantage of Electrify America’s growing coast-to-coast ultra-fast charging network to build range confidence wherever they travel.”
Following its recently-announced expansion, Electrify America will grow its current network from 800 stations containing 3,500 chargers to 1,800 stations with over 10,000 chargers – all located in the U.S and Canada – by 2026. Once the expansion is complete, Electrify America will boast charging stations in 49 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.