2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is automaker’s first all-electric truck
Ford catches lightning in its new electric truck
Roseville, CA – Ford’s first all-electric truck – 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning It’s a marvel with so many great features that it would be a tempting purchase for anyone looking for a full-size truck.
Always at or near the top of truck sales, Ford is known as one of the pioneers in revolutionizing pickup vehicles. Last year, the popular Michigan automaker came out with the Ford F-150 hybrid, and this year it debuted the much-hyped Lightning.
Unlike EV trucks that look flashy like Tesla CybertruckAnd the Rivian R1 And the GMC HummerLightning’s appearance remains traditional. It’s similar to a regular gas-powered F-150 and also has a similar starting price, around $40,000. The EV truck is eligible for $7,500 Federal tax credit and additional incentives from multiple states, including California.
Lightning is anything but typical. If you’re looking for a truck with an unusual set of bells and whistles, you’ve come to the right place.
Cool Lightning Features
- Hands-free driving system called BlueCruise
- Smartphone can be used as truck key
- Has up to 11 power outlets
- A battery capable of powering the house for about three days during a power outage
- Electric sockets in the bed, cab and front luggage compartment can be used to power tools and other electronic devices
- The electric front trunk (frunk) offers about 14 cubic feet of space and can fit two sets of putters. The waterproof fryer has four power outlets and two USB ports, and the drain allows it to act as a cooler for food or drinks
- Folding center console table
- The front seats recline almost flat so that one can stretch out and take a nap
range and performance
The base model Lightning with a 10.5 kWh battery has a range of approximately 230 miles on a full charge. Range forecasts are based on factors such as traffic, terrain, and usage. It also takes into account sensors that approximate payload and does the same for towing. An upgraded 17.6-kilowatt battery brings the range to about 300 miles.
An EV truck can gain up to 30 miles per hour of range with the Ford Charge Station Pro. At home, a 240V outlet is necessary because a standard 120V outlet will take a long time to recharge. Ford says that connecting the lightning to a 150-kilowatt station can charge the battery from 15% to 80% in about 40 minutes.
Available as a SuperCrew or crew cab, the Lightning has a 5.5-foot-tall bed, 232.7-inch length, and a 145-inch wheelbase. The standard battery can tow up to 7,700 pounds and the extended battery can handle nearly 10,000 pounds when fitted with the Max Trailer Tow package. Payload capacity is expected to be around 2,000 pounds.
Performance is a major plus for the Lightning, which uses a dual-motor setup and generates 426 horsepower and 775 pound-feet of torque. Equipped with a larger battery, the truck is more powerful – 563 horsepower and the same torque (775). It is said to go 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds.
The Lightning has a fully independent rear suspension and cruises along the highway in comfort or can off-road with efficiency. It provides quick steering and is not overly clumsy or cumbersome in small and tight parking lots.
At a Glance – 2022 FORD F-150 lightning
- PERFORMANCE: Two electric motors with 426 or 563 horsepower
- Mileage rating: 85 mpge
- Estimated Price: $40,000 to $91,000
- Warranty: 3 years/36000 miles; Payment system: 5 years / 60,000 miles; Roadside assistance: 5 years/60.000; Corrosion: 5 years / unlimited
The Lightning’s interior is nearly identical to the F-150’s regular crew cabin. The spacious cabin provides comfort for five passengers. Up front, there are plenty of modifications to accommodate drivers and passengers of different sizes. A central 15.5-inch touch screen is standard and there’s an easy-to-use SYNC 4 infotainment system. Smartphone integration Android Auto and Apple CarPlay come standard.
There is plenty of storage for small items in the cab and a lockable box under the rear seats for concealed items. The rear seat can be folded flat to the ground to greatly increase cargo space.
With a power output of 563 horsepower, we couldn’t think of a more apt name – Lightning. There are many fans of the traditional Ford F-150 and the addition of a highly efficient EV version only enhances the reputation.