Driver's Notebook

Discover Ford Lightning, the First All-Electric F-Series Model, at Sill-TerHar Motors

Article by Jessica Mordacq

Photography by Courtesy of the Brand

Originally published in Boulder Lifestyle

Ford’s F-Series was America’s best-selling truck from 1977 to 2020. And with the release of the 2022 all-electric F-150 Lightning, Ford might just reclaim that title.  

The first gas-free F-Series model, the Ford F-150 Lightning accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just four seconds. With a 14.1-cubic-foot trunk, it has the largest sealed front trunk of any all-electric pickup. The truck gets good mileage, too. 

“With the extended battery, you can get 300 miles per charge pretty easily,” says PT Ertl, director of marketing at Sill-TerHar Motors in Broomfield, “and still have a bunch of towing capacity.” Ten thousand pounds, to be exact. 

The Lightning boasts Built Ford Tough capability, as it’s designed to travel off-road and provide power at remote sites. Pro Power Onboard supplies Lightning drivers with 11 outlets, ranging from 120 volts to 240 volts, to plug in power tools and other equipment.  

The truck’s ability to provide a mobile workspace, PT says, “gives you all the functionality of a work truck with fewer concerns of environmental damage.” Under the right circumstances, the Ford Lightning’s built-in generator can power a house for up to three days. 

Customer reception for the Ford Lightning is “through the roof,” PT says. Sill-TerHar has sold every one they could get from Ford, whose current model year is no longer available for retail order because of high demand. 

Test drive a Ford Lightning at Sill-Terhar Motors, 150 Alter Street in Broomfield.

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