Ford is leaning into the electrical car sport exhausting with an all-electric model of its best-selling F-150 pickup truck.
Dubbed the F-150 Lightning, it seems that Ford was capable of put collectively an electrical pickup truck that boasts efficiency (and pricing!) that’s on-par and even higher than its gas-engine equivalents.
So let’s dig into the numbers…
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Efficiency
For starters, Ford makes it clear that the 2022 F-150 Lightning fashions are nonetheless in pre-production section, so these specs are (for now) merely engineering targets, however we’re inclined to imagine that the Ford improvement workforce will get fairly darn shut to those numbers as soon as the Lightnings begin hitting dealerships.
Due to twin inboard electrical motors, Ford says the 2022 F-150 Lightning will make round 563 horsepower and 775 lb.-ft. of torque—that are fairly wonderful figures and essentially the most torque of any F-150, ever. These energy numbers additionally imply the F-150 Lightning can scoot from zero to sixty in beneath 5 seconds.
In one other F-150 first, the Lightning will boast an impartial rear suspension. But, it would additionally carry a 2,000 pound payload capability and have (when correctly configured) as much as a ten,000 pound towing functionality.
“It’s faster than a Raptor, with commonplace 4×4 and impartial rear suspension; an influence frunk, sufficient juice to run your home for 3 days or energy an superior tailgate; and it’ll without end enhance with over-the-air updates,” stated Ford President and CEO Jim Farley.
The Lightning’s physique will nonetheless be produced from military-grade aluminum alloy, and the body has been enhanced to help the additional weight from the battery.
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Vary & Options
Let’s discuss vary. For this new truck, Ford is touting a robust next-generation lithium-ion battery. In response to the press launch, you will get your F-150 Lightning with one among two battery choices: a standard-range battery focusing on 230 miles of EPA-estimated vary and an extended-range battery focusing on 300 miles of EPA-estimated vary.
Ford says the F-150 Lightning is full of helpful alerts and real-time battery vary calculators to make sure you’re by no means left with out sufficient juice to make it residence. And new F-150 Lightning house owners can get an 80 amp charging station that, in keeping with Ford, will add “a median vary of 30 miles per charging hour, totally charging an extended-range truck from 15 to one hundred pc in about eight hours.”
The 2022 F-150 Lightning additionally provides an out there Ford Clever Backup Energy setup with the flexibility to dump 9.6 kilowatts of energy, which primarily turns the F-150 into an enormous battery to produce energy to your property, jobsite, or tailgate get together. We’ve written about comparable energy generator setups from Ford earlier than, however that is the primary time we’ve seen it on an all-electric truck.
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pricing & Availability
However maybe crucial determine is value. Once more, in keeping with the press launch, “the commercial-oriented entry mannequin begins at $39,974 MSRP earlier than any federal or state tax credit, whereas the mid-series XLT mannequin begins at $52,974 MSRP, providing extra consolation and expertise.” That places the all-electric F-150 Lightning within the ballpark as different gas-powered vans in the identical class—and definitely so much cheaper than GMC’s six-figure Hummer EV Supertruck.
Ford says the Ford F-150 Lightning will begin showing on showroom flooring by the spring of 2022. With a $100 deposit, you’ll be able to reserve yours on-line now.
For extra particulars on the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, try the official press launch from Ford.