F-150 Lightning Adds Apple Maps EV Routing, Like GM Could If It Wanted To
Posted on October 22, 2023
Ford is making good on its concession that Apple CarPlay and Android Auto won the infotainment wars. Now, the F-150 Lightning is getting a much-anticipated update that allows Apple Maps to guide owners to nearby chargers based on estimated range–A feature that will never make it to the Chevy Silverado EV, at least for now.
With the PowerUp 6.3.0 firmware, F-150 Lightning owners will have the ability to plot routes with EV chargers in Apple Maps. Now, CarPlay will be able to read the truck’s state of charge and will plan routes based on it. According to 9to5mac.com, Apple Maps will take available chargers, their charging rate, terrain, and vehicle speed to determine the best route, making planning long trips easier.