Ford Stops Offering the Entry F-150 Lightning for 2024

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Key Takeaways

  • The base 2024 F-150 Lightning trim is no longer available.
  • The lowest-cost option is now the Lightning XLT at $62,995.
  • Ford has introduced a Flash tier with updated features.

Ford has dropped the cheapest 2024 F-150 Lightning trim, at least for retail customers.

Electrek said the American car brand opened its order book for the headline all-electric truck last week, with word it had started shipping the vehicles from its Rouge EV plant.

An update to the Ford inventory showed lower prices on several trims, but the starter Lightning Pro wasn’t listed. Commercial customers will still have access to this feature through Ford Pro. 

Now in general release, the 2024 Lightning XLT is the most affordable option at $62,995, around $2,000 lower than the expected price point. Previously, the Pro was on offer for the 2023 model year at $54,995.

The 2024 F-150 Lightning comes with several updates including a vapor heat pump system for greater efficiency and an improved charging speed display. Ford’s Tow Tech Package comes as standard on XLT models, with BlueCruise hands-free highway driving available on some configurations. 

In exchange for the Pro’s exit, Ford has introduce a new Flash variant with a host of commonly-sought features including an extended-range battery, an added heat pump, and upgraded interior tech.

Ford’s Tow Tech Package and Power Tailgate are also part of the Flash model package, available for $67,995. That’s a savings of $5,500 compared to its past equivalent.

Lightning drivers (and any Ford EV owner) recently got access to Tesla’s 15,000-plus Supercharger network. Existing Ford EVs use an adapter for Tesla’s NACS charging standard, while future cars will have native charging.

Techopedia has asked Ford for a comment on the removal of the Lightning Pro, and we’ll let you know if we hear back.