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Ford F-150 Lightning Update Adds EV Routing For Apple Users

While General Motors is seemingly on a mission to ditch Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility in favor of its own proprietary software, Ford remains committed to these popular third-party applications. As such, we’re constantly seeing new features being added for users of both, with the latest Apple iOS 17 update bringing about new Blue Oval-themed stickers, while Ford Mustang Mach-E owners were treated to a new EV routing feature this past summer. As Ford Authority reported in early September, the Ford F-150 Lightning was also slated to get EV routing soon, and now, that feature has officially gone live, according to 9to5 Mac.

EV routing has officially begun rolling out to Ford F-150 Lightning owners, and is part of the new PowerUp 6.3.0 firmware update. Once owners install that particular OTA update, they will be able to load Apple Maps and take advantage of the EV routing setup process, which requires them to connect their iPhones to their pickup. After that’s complete, Apple Maps is able to keep tabs on the Lightning’s state of charge and provide route guidance around it.

The Apple Maps EV Routing feature helps users locate EV charging stations, even planning out entire trips while adding charging stops along the way. The feature goes so far as to account for elevation changes and their effect on range, as well as various other factors that might impact how far one can drive on a charge.

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Once users enter their desired route in the navigation via Apple Maps, EV Routing estimates the state of charge one will have when they reach that designation, and if it it’s too far to make it without stopping, it will then suggest the most efficient charging stops along that route.

We’ll have more on the F-150 Lightning soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series newsFord F-150 newsF-150 Lightning news, and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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