Battery Upgrade

FOOLSTER

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Jul 3, 2021
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Has anyone thought about upgrading a Lightning Pro to the long range battery pack after the fact? Is the standard battery pack a smaller version of the long range pack? Can you swap the packs? Does the standard range battery version have the space for the larger pack?
 

ICED Lightning

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Mar 15, 2022
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the packs are the same exact size, but whether you'll be able to simply swap them depends of whether the ER packs will be available - I don't suppose that'll be on the table for many years. They will also be very expensive, so finding one still under a damaged or totaled truck might be elusive.
 

frunk

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The extended range battery has 2 ( I thank) 48 volt battery chargers built in for faster charging. I do not know about the smaller battery. But if you want more range why not just buy the truck with a bigger battery
 

kericks1991

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Oct 31, 2021
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What was said above, but my $.02 is that the aftermarket will come up with a range extender solution that drops in the bed. An auxiliary battery pack. Carrying around an ICE generator seems caveman to me, but I'm sure that will happen in droves.
 

frunk

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Their is already a EV mobile charging company that will come out to where you are and charge your EV while you are at work or shopping

 

Twidget

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Jul 16, 2022
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What I got from the Fleet folks was;, the Extended Range battery could not be retro-fit into a truck built with the standard range battery.

Now, whether that's gospel, I don't know. Need a Corporate Ford EV guy to chime in.

Twidget
 

Erik

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Aug 28, 2021
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I thought the long standard range battery pack is the same as the long range pack with a few modules missing. That is at least what GM does with the ultium packs. You may not be able to charge as fast by simply adding models, but I would expect to be able to add capacity. At least until they start using LiFePo for SR batteries.
 
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