2022 F 150 Lightning – Electrifying pickup with Low Price, Mega Specs. Ford has pulled the wraps off the new, all-electric F-150 Lightning today and opened reservations for its first fully electric pickup truck.
Let’s start with the pricing. The 2022 F-150 Lightning will kick off at a surprising $39,974 MSRP before any federal or state tax credits in its base, commercial-oriented trim level, rising all the way up to around $90,000 for one of the range-topping models.
The mid-series XLT models will start from $52,974 MSRP, again before any rebates. Ford vehicles still qualify for the $7,500 federal EV credit, which brings the starting price down to under $32,500. Prospective customers can reserve theirs at Ford’s website now with a $100 deposit.
The F-150 Lightning with the extended range battery pack is expected to offer a 0-60 mph sprint in the mid-4 seconds, packing an estimated combined output of 563 HP and 775 lb-ft of torque from its dual-motor setup. Models fitted with the standard range battery will offer a combined 426 HP and the same 775 lb-ft of torque, again from a dual-motor setup.
The new Lightning is also the first F-Series truck to feature an independent rear suspension, a change that significantly reduces unsprung mass and improves handling and comfort levels. Payload capability is rated at up to 2,000 lbs while towing capacity is rated at up to 10,000 lbs.
Two lithium-ion battery pack options will be available, with the entry-level unit targeting 230 miles of driving range and the extended range battery being EPA-estimated at 300 miles. Ford says that the latter is the biggest battery pack they’ve ever offered, without revealing either unit’s exact capacity.
Depending on which battery pack you go for, the electric F-150 will feature a different onboard AC charger. Trucks with the standard range battery will get an 11.3 kW single charger, while models with the extended range battery will get a dual charger with up to 19.2 kW, designed to offer the fastest possible charging times to the limits of the SAE charging standards.
The F-150 Lightning with the standard range battery pack will be offered with an optional 48A house charger, which will charge the battery from 15 to 100 percent in around 10 hours. Models fitted with the bigger extended range battery pack and the dual charger can plug into an 80A house charger and go from 15 to 100 percent in around 8 hours. Use a 150kW DC public fast charger and the F-150 Lightning requires 41 minutes to charge from 15 to 80 percent.
Ford has also worked on the Intelligent Range software that displays the remaining driving range taking into account things like payload and towing for a more accurate prediction. Using the truck’s sensors, the system can estimate how much the F-150 Lightning is hauling and adjust its prediction accordingly.
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning will arrive in the market next spring, available in four trim levels, two battery options, and the choice for fleet customers to access the company’s complete ecosystem of connected data and telematics services.
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