Get to Know the Ford F-150 Lightning Before You Visit Us

The 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning charging its battery.

Ford F-150 Lightning Charging Times

The Ford F-150 Lightning has arrived at the CSL Ford showroom. Interest in the truck has been growing as word of its capabilities finds its way to potential buyers. Being an all-new platform that is powered with brand-new technology, it’s only natural that people will have some questions about the latest Ford F-150 Lightning. One of the most common inquiries we get about the new electric pickup truck is usually some version, “How long does it take to charge the Ford F-150 Lightning?” It just so happens we can answer that once and for all. 

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How Long Does it Take to Change the Electric F-150?

Early versions of the Ford F-150 Lightning are available with two battery systems, divided into standard and extended range. Versions of the F-150 Lightning with the standard range battery can travel up to 386 km. Extended-range batteries will push the Lightning as far as 483 km (Platinum) or 515 km (XLT and Lariat). The amount of time it takes replenish the truck’s battery system will depend on which one is equipped and what kind of charging equipment is being used. When an owner of the Ford F-150 Lightning is using:

  • 150 kW w/ DC fast-charger and standard range battery, the charging time from 15%-80% is about 36 minutes.
  • 150 kW w/ DC fast-charger and extened range battery, the charging time from 15%-80% is about 41 minutes.

Ford recommends keeping the battery charged to 90% capacity to help extend the life of the battery system. Owners should only charge to 100% if the full range is required for an upcoming trip.

Does the F-150 Lightning Use Special Charging Equipment?

There are more electric vehicles on the road today than ever before, which shouldn’t be much of a surprise. The infrastructure to keep these platforms running is also catching up every day. All current Ford EVs (F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E) use the North American standard for charging equipment. This means you will be able to change your battery at almost any charging station you can find. The only exception would be a Tesla charging station — though adapters are available.

If you would like to learn more about the capabilities of the Ford F-150 Lightning, or if you would like to start the pre-ordering process, make an appointment with a CSL Ford product expert today.