Introducing the

2023 Ford F-150 Lightning

Canada's First Fully Electric Truck with Unmatched Features and Performance

Discover the groundbreaking 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning, the first fully electric truck in Canada. Explore its impressive features, quiet workspace, innovative technology, towing capabilities, and more. Find where to buy or lease the Ford F-150 Lightning and learn about its power, battery range, and charging options. Choose from three trim levels: XLT, Lariat, and Platinum. Experience the future of electric trucks with the Ford F-150 Lightning!

F-150 Lightning: quiet workspace, immediate speed!

One of the standout attributes of the Lighting is its silence. Electric vehicles (EVs) are ultra-quiet and the Lightning is no exception. It gives a serene ad driving experience and workspace, free from the traditional rumble associated with trucks. Settle into its spacious cab and enjoy the realm of comfort and innovation. The cabin of the Lightning has a thoughtful design and build for both driver and passengers.

But it's not just about comfort; power plays a leading role. The F-150 Lightning possesses a demon-like speed that defies expectations. With immediate and fast acceleration, this truck seamlessly blends raw strength with agility, leaving a lasting impression on those who experience its lightning-fast capabilities. I mean, it only takes 4.5 seconds and the Lightning goes from 0 to 96km/h!

Packed with Advanced Technology

The F-150 Lightning is packed with tech features. They include the next generation Co-Pilot360 which helps drivers stay safe and aware on the road. This next gen version adds three new technologies: Road Edge Detection, Blind Spot Assist, and Intersection Assist.

Just like the F-150 gasoline-powered and hybrid versions, the Lightning is equipped with Ford's ProPower Onboard feature. It produces 9.6 KW of power on all trim levels, with a 2.4 KW in the front trunk and a combined 7.2 KW in the bed and cabin outlets. You can power up small appliances, power tools, tools, juicers, electric camping stoves, or anything taking this kind of power.

The cabin is home to an impressive 12- or 15-inch touchscreen infotainment system (depending on the model you select). This uses the smart Sync 4 for cloud-based connectivity and conversational voice recognition. It delivers an interface to map a route, taking into consideration topography to suggest the most range-friendly navigation. BlueCruise is another future-age feature, delivering hand’s free highway driving on thousands of routes across Canada.

Other tech marvels include:

  • Pedestrian detection
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane-keeping
  • Automatic high beam headlamps
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Parking assist
  • Tech upgrades via over-the-air updates called Power-Ups, and
  • Models with tow packages boast the tow assist feature, making maneuvering with a trailer super easy.

Ford F-150 Lightning for sale

If you’ve heard about the Lightning’s early and solid reputation, you may have already decided it’s the truck for you!

Ready to buy now? Go Auto is home to Ford dealerships in Ontario, Alberta, NWT, and B.C. and has new and pre-owned Lightnings for sale.

You don’t need to worry about wanting or needing an F-15 Lightning and not having the cash to pay. Go Auto has a great range of financing options for all income levels. We offer competitive interest rates and payment terms. The online car loan pre-approval process is fast and easy! Or start with Go Auto’s car loan payment calculator. It lets you input the vehicle price, down payment, and interest rate from the comfort of your own home. The calculator will give your estimated weekly, biweekly, or monthly payments and the cost of borrowing.

Lease a Ford F-150 Lighting

Leasing the Lightning is an option, too. If you want to drive this exciting vehicle for two or three years and then experience the next iteration, explore leasing! Benefits include:

  • Always having a vehicle under warranty
  • The latest safety features
  • No need to sell or trade-in your vehicle

F-150 Lightning cold weather performance

Ford engineers took the F-150 Lightning to a military base in Alaska in 2022 for a 12-day testing period in bitterly cold temperatures which dropped to minus 34°C. The engineers were impressed with the truck's dual motors that work together seamlessly to deliver power to the ground. They’ll give you confidence when driving in snowy and icy conditions.

Testing involved driving the F-150 Lightning extensively in different snow conditions, including loose snow, packed-groomed snow, complete ice, half-ice, half-concrete surfaces, and hilly terrains.

The F-150 Lightning is equipped with 4WD, a standard electronic-locking rear differential, and selectable drive modes, allowing it to handle different terrain conditions with ease. Ford has said it is committed to continual battery performance in cold weather conditions.

Ford F-150 Lightning trim levels

In Canada, the Lightning comes in three trim levels: XLT, Lariat, and Platinum. All trim levels come as a four-door SuperCrew cab, a 5x5 bed, and with Sync4. Here’s an overview of the differences between the trim levels to help you decide which model is the right one for your lifestyle. You can find out more by chatting with a sales advisor at your local Go Auto dealership.

XLT: The XLT trim level includes rugged cloth-covered, power-adjustable heated front seats, and colour-coordinated carpet. It features Sync4 on a 12-inch touchscreen display. The side mirror skull caps are black and the grille is a stylish geometric grey-ion fine satin metallic with signature front lighting. Wheels are 20" alloy dark carbonized grey.

Lariat: The Lariat has luxury features such as leather-trimmed seats, a 15-inch productivity screen, and a Bang & Olufsen sound system. A power tailgate with unique signature lighting adds to the luxury. It has a range of advanced safety features such as lane-keeping assist, pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control. Side mirror skull caps are body-coloured, and the distinctive grille is premium geometric grey-ion fine satin metallic with signature front lighting.

Platinum: The Platinum trim level is the top-of-the-line F-150 Lightning trim level and has every feature available on the XLT and Lariat. An extended-range battery is standard on this model. Exclusive add-ons include power-deployable running boards, 22-inch polished aluminum wheels, and a twin-panel moonroof. It also includes a variety of advanced technology features, such as a 360-degree camera system with a split-view display and a larger 15.5-inch touchscreen display.

You can do a full comparison of the XLT, Lariat, and Platinum in Canada with Ford’s Compare Models tool. Once you hit a drop down menu, you can use the Show Differences checkbox to toggle between a full listing of each trim level’s features or checking the differences between trim levels.

The Lighting is a hit with truck lovers, family car buyers, and electric vehicle enthusiasts. That’s a lot of fans! Fortunately, Go Auto has Lightning’s in stock at its Ford dealerships across Canada.

F-150 Lightning’s towing capacity

The Ford F-150 Lightning offers imposing towing capabilities, thanks to its electric powertrain and robust chassis. Here are the towing capacity figures for both the standard range and extended range battery options.

Standard range battery: The F-150 Lightning with the standard range battery has a maximum towing capacity of 9,000 pounds when properly equipped. This towing capacity is based on a conventional towing setup with a weight-distributing hitch.

Extended range battery: The F-150 Lightning with an extended range battery offers a slightly higher towing capacity, with a maximum capacity of 10,000 pounds. This capacity is also based on a conventional towing setup with a weight-distributing hitch.

Like all pick-up trucks, the F-150 Lightning's towing capacity can vary depending on a range of factors, including the type of hitch used, the weight distribution of the load, and the specific configuration of the truck. Be sure to plan your towing journey and charging stops along the way.

Trailer Tow Connector: This is a standard feature on all F-150 Lightning models and includes a four-pin and seven-pin connector that allows drivers to easily connect and tow a trailer.

Ford Lightning raises EV standards and expectations

The F-150 Lightning is a success for Ford. With independent rear suspension for the first time in the history of the F-150 lineup, the Lightning delivers a noticeably smoother ride.

It's no surprise that at last count more than 200,000 orders have been placed for the Lightning. Ford is aiming to triple production of the Lightning in 2023 to around 150,000 Lightnings at its specialized division at the Rouge Assembly in Michigan for the year.

This level of adoption is a strong indication that the Lightning is no longer seen as an experiment or unique. It has hit mainstream, helping set the pace for EV adoption around the world.


How long does it take to charge an F-150 Lightning?

For the extended range battery, Level 3 quick charging will take the battery from around 15% to 80% in around 40 minutes. For the standard battery, it’s only 45 minutes.

Most Lighting owners will charge overnight at home with a Level II charger. You can buy a powerful 80-amp Level 2 charge station from one of Go Auto’s Ford dealerships This system takes advantage of the dual onboard charging system for much faster home charging. It delivers an average range almost 50 kilometres per charging hour, fully charging an extended range battery from 15% to 100% percent in about eight hours. The standard range battery can be charged in ten hours.

What is Ford’s Intelligent Backup Power?

Intelligent Backup Power is a super-useful feature that’s standard on the Ford F-150 Lightning XLT, Lariat, and Platinum. Take advantage of the Lightning's backup power capabilities when there’s a power outage or other emergency. Or you can power your home with your Lightning truck when electricity rates are higher, and charge the battery when rates are lower.

You’ll need to buy a Ford Charge Station Pro to use Intelligent Backup Power. The Charge Station Pro is a Level 2 home charging station that can provide up to 48 amps of power, allowing you to fully charge the F-150 Lightning in about eight hours with the standard range battery, or about 10 hours with the extended range battery.

The good news is that the cost of the Charge Station Pro and any associated home integration hardware can be included in your financing from Go Auto.

Is the Ford F-150 Lightning for sale in Canada?

Yes! The Lightning was the first fully electric pick-up truck to be sold in Canada, with sales starting May 2022. The F-150 first arrived on Canadian roads in the mid-1960s and today is firmly established in three markets: industry and business, truck, and more recently the family car market. Clearly, it made absolute sense for Ford to this best-selling truck and transform it into an EV. You can buy an F-150 Lightning today.

Do the XLT, Lariat, or Platinum offer upgraded towing capacity?

Yes, the Platinum comes with a Max Trailer Tow Package. This package’s built-in upgrades include an integrated trailer brake controller, a 360-degree camera with a split-view display, and Pro Trailer Backup Assist – a dashboard knob lets drivers easily and accurately steer a trailer while backing up. It also adds upgraded suspension and cooling systems to help ensure smooth and reliable towing. This package is an option on the XLT and Lariat.

Ford F-150 Lightning XLT vs Lariat vs Platinum?

Lots of customers ask us for a more detailed comparison of the three Lightning trim levels available in Canada. If you want more detail, head to one of Go Auto’s dealerships. Here we go!

Exterior features: The XLT comes with LED lighting, power-operated side mirrors, and body-color bumpers and door handles. The Lariat adds power-deployable running boards, LED headlights and taillights, and a power-locking tailgate. The Platinum takes it even further, delivering features such as satin-aluminum grille, body-color running boards, and power-retractable side steps.

Interior features: The XLT comes with a durable cloth interior and a 12-inch touchscreen display with Ford's SYNC 4 infotainment system. The Lariat adds a few more features, including leather-trimmed seats and a heated steering wheel. The Platinum has as premium leather-trimmed seats and a premium Bang & Olufsen sound system, and more!

Technology: All three trim levels come standard with Ford Co-Pilot360 driver-assist technologies. The Lariat and Platinum also offer features such as adaptive cruise control, evasive steering assist, a power tailgate, and a 360-degree camera system.

Powertrain: All three models come with the same electric powertrain, which includes a dual-motor setup that delivers up to 426 horsepower and 775 pound-feet of torque.

Battery: The XLT and Lariat are equipped with a standard range 115.4-kWh battery pack, giving an estimated range of up to 483 kilometres (or about 300 miles). An extended range battery is option on the XLT and Lariat, and standard on the Platinum. The extended-range powerhouse lets you go for more than 500 kilometres on one charge.

Towing and payload capacity: The XLT and Lariat have a maximum towing capacity of 10,000 pounds, while the platinum delivers a massive 10,000 towing capacity with its standard Max Trailer Tow Package (an option on the Lariat and XLT).

How powerful is the F-150 Lightning?

Let’s take a look at this EV’s motor, power, and performance. Performance is excellent for a truck with a solid battery. The Lightning can reach 96 kilometers per hour in just four seconds. It takes just under 13 seconds to cover slightly less than a quarter of a kilometer!

What is the Ford F-150 Lightning’s battery range?

The good news is that the Ford F-150 Lightning comes in two battery sizes: a standard range battery which is a 98-kWh option with a range of 483 kilometres and 452 horsepower, and an extended range battery - a 131-kWh option delivering a range of 515 kilometres and 580 horsepower.

How much torque does the Lightning have?

All Lightning’s come with dual-motor 4WD – one motor for each axle. So it generates an impressive 775 pound-feet of torque This means they can tow up to 10,000 pounds and carry a payload of up to 2,235 pounds.