Ford Introduces F-150 Lightning Platinum Black Edition

Ford unveiled its limited-edition F-150 Lightning Platinum Black, adding a unique monochromatic flair to its electric truck lineup. The special edition truck is designed to cater to customers seeking a powerful vehicle with a standout appearance, enriched with premium matte black features.

Why It Matters

In the words of Dave Pericak, director of Ford EV truck programs, “The F-150 Lightning Platinum Black is taking our award-winning electric truck to new levels of stealth and style.” With matte finishes becoming increasingly popular across various sectors, including home decor and cosmetics, Ford’s fusion of the timeless appeal of black with the modern matte trend accentuates the vehicle’s uniqueness, making it distinct from conventional paint options.

Key Points

  • Pricing and Availability:
    • Starting MSRP: $97,995
    • Targeted Range: 300 miles with standard extended-range battery
    • Production Limit: 2,000 units, with deliveries commencing in early 2024
  • Standout Features:
    • 22-inch matte black wheels and lug nuts
    • Black Ford Oval badging and power-deployable running boards
    • Soft-shell black tonneau cover and smoked signature light bar
    • Reflective black-on-black Lightning badge
    • Agate Black gloss roof and door handles
  • Interior and Tech:
    • Black premium Nirvana leather seating
    • Limited edition numbered aluminum plate in frunk and driver door jamb
    • Ford BlueCruise hands-free highway driving, version 1.2
    • Optimized towing setup and Walk Away Locking feature
    • Pro Power Onboard updates for better customer comprehension of power levels

Jennifer Brace, chief futurist at Ford Motor Company, remarked, “The F-150 Lightning serves as a beacon of hope for people as they can depend on the electric truck to aid in situations like neighborhood power outages.”

Bottom Line

Midway through its second year of production at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center, Ford’s F-150 Lightning Platinum Black is more than just a vehicle; it’s a statement. With Ford set to triple the F-150 Lightning production following a recent plant expansion, they aim to manufacture up to 150,000 EV trucks annually to cater to the soaring demand.


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