Ford's 2022 F150 Lightning All-Electric Truck is in high demand

May 20, 2022

Ford’s base model 2022 F-150 Lightning Electric Pickup Truck has an MSRP of $39,947 and is eligible for up to $7,500 in Federal Tax Credits. It has a long list of pluses that make it one of the most sought after electric trucks in the marketplace. They include:

• An EV range of 230, with an available 320 miles
Targeted 563 horsepower (420 kW) and 775 lb.-ft (1,056 Nm) of torque with the extended range battery
• 0 to 60mph in Mid-4 seconds
• A targeted payload of 2,000 with a targeted available maximum towing capacity of 10,000
• When the grid goes down, you can use the F-150 Lightning’s backup power to run your house for up to 3 days 
• The largest sealed front trunk (frunk) of any all-electric pickup (14.1 cubic feet)
• Two electric motors power all 4 wheels for 4x4 AWD performance
• Pro Power Onboard delivers an available 9.6 kW of max power through 11 outlets for your drill, laptop, Mini Fridge and more
• Advanced technology calculates payload, grade, even weather and traffic, to help predict how much energy you might use
• Get on-the-road cloud-based connectivity with available SYNC 4A
• Plan your trip with voice command – FordPass Power My Trip lets you customize your drive from your SYNC screen
• Download software updates over the air on the road
• Ford Co-Pilot360 technology offers drive-assist features to keep you in command
• Available 360-degree zone lighing helps you work at night
• Access and start your F-150 Lightning conveniently with the available Phone As A Key feature
• The F-150 Lightning is plugged into the largest public charging network in North America – the BlueOval Charge Network, which offers more than 70,000 chargers 
• Add up to 54 miles of range on the extended range battery in just about 10 minutes with a DC Fast Charger
• FordPass Power My Trip feature acts as a trusted EV navigator, showing you charging stations along your route
• Plug & Charge technology instantly recognizes your truck and begins charging one you plug in – each charging session is automatically billed to the card you have on file
• Independent rear suspension tested to live up to Built Ford Tough standards

There are four 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning trims:

• F-150 Lightning Pro – MSRP: $39,974

• F-150 Lightning XLT – MSRP: $52,974
 Has options for a standard range or extended range battery

• F-150 Lightning Lariat – MSRP: $67,474
 Has options for a standard range or extended range battery

• F-150 Lightning Platinum – MSRP: $90,874

All 4 models come standard with two electric motors, All-Wheel Drive, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, in-dash navigation, and a Wi-Fi hotspot.

A 12.0 infotainment touchscreen system is standard for Pro and XLT trims. Lariat and Platinum come with larger 15.0-inch displays.

The Lightning Pro base model comes standard with:
• Dual eMotor – Standard-Range Battery
• 18" Machined Wheels with Black High Gloss Pockets
• 275/65R 18 All-Terrain (A/T) Tires
• Windows – Rear Privacy Glass
• Forward Collision Warning
• BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert
• Reverse Sensing System
• 2.4kW – Pro Power Onboard charger
• Medium Dark Slate Interior
• Vinyl Bucket Front-Seats
• Flooring - Black Vinyl
• Multicontour seats with Active Motion Removal
• AM/FM Stereo
• Connected Built-In Navigation (3-years of service)
• SYNC 4 (Pro/XLT) or SYNC 4A (LARIAT/Platinum) with Enhanced Voice Recognition

The EPA has rated the F-150 Lightning Extended-Range for up to 78 MPGe city and 63 MPGe highway; the Standard-Range models are slightly less efficient at 76 MPGe city and 61 MPGe highway.

Says caranddriver.com reviewer Drew Dorian: “By launching the all-electric F-150 Lightning, Ford has embarked on its most ambitious innovation since the Model T and the result is a quick and capable pickup truck with zero emissions. The Lightning shares much of the regular F-150's body and cabin but swaps that truck's gasoline-powered V-6 and V-8 engine options for a pair of electric motors and one of two different battery packs. The Standard-Range battery is said to deliver up to 230 miles per charge and the Extended-Range juice pack offers up to 320 miles. It's not the first electric pickup truck to hit the market – GMC's Hummer EV SUT and the Rivian R1T have launched this year too. Neither of those trucks, however, have the strength of the F-150 name behind them, and the electric version of America's favorite truck starts at a much more affordable price than those rivals.”


WRITTEN MAY 2022