While it uses a name from Ford’s performance past, the F–150 Lightning is an all-new model for the Ford truck lineup for the 2022 model year.
Today in this article we are going to discuss about Ford F-150 Lightning 2022 Overview, What has changed for 2022, Cost and Which One to Purchase, EV Performance, Power, and Motor, Capacity for Towing and Payload, Battery life, charging range, Real-World MPGe, Driver-assistance and safety features, Warranty/Maintenance. Follow centralfallout to get updated.
Overview: Ford F-150 Lightning
Ford’s most ambitious innovation since the Model T is the all-electric F-150 Lightning, a swift, capable pickup truck with zero emissions. The Lightning shares most of the conventional F-150’s exterior and cabin but uses electric motors and one of two battery packs. Standard-Range batteries offer 230 miles per charge, and Extended-Range packs 320. GMC’s Hummer EV SUT and Rivian R1T also launched this year. The electric version of America’s favourite vehicle, the F-150, starts significantly less than its rivals.
What has changed in Ford F-150 Lightning for 2022
The 2022 F-150 Lightning uses a name from Ford’s performance history, but it’s a new vehicle. Standard all-wheel drive and 10,000-pound towing capacity are included.
Cost and Which One to Purchase: Ford F-150 Lightning
Ford’s base Pro model has an attractive pricing, but less amenities. We’d choose the better-equipped XLT. The Extended-Range battery pack costs $10,000, but it could be worth it if you drive far or tow with the Lightning. Adding a larger battery to the XLT requires the $9500 312A High package. This option features adaptive cruise control, Ford’s Pro Power Onboard generator, heated front seats and steering wheel, a power-operated tailgate, and more.
EV Performance, Power, and Motor
All F-150 Lightning variants have two electric motors and AWD. With the Standard-Range battery, the motors produce 452 horsepower, but with the Extended-Range battery, they produce 580; peak torque is 775 lb-ft. This massive truck is fast. The Lightning Platinum we tested hit 60 mph in 4.0 seconds and a quarter-mile in 12.7 at 107 mph. Not only were we impressed by the Lighning’s lightning-quick acceleration, but we were also startled by its elegant road manners. A lower centre of gravity aids the Lightning’s handling by reducing body roll.
Capacity for Towing and Payload
Ford held an event in July 2019 to demonstrate that an EV truck could tow a 1,000,000-pound train of F-150s. Only trucks with the optional Extended-Range battery can tow 10,000 pounds. Standard-Range batteries can hold 7700 pounds. Standard-Range payload capacity is 2000 pounds while Extended-Range is 1800. Our Lightning Platinum’s range plummeted to 100 miles at 70 mph when towing a 6100-pound double-axle trailer.
Battery life, charging range
Ford claims 230 miles per charge with the 98.0-kWh battery and 320 miles with the 131.0-kWh pack. The Lightning Platinum got 230 miles at 75 mph. Ford says the F-150 Lightning can charge from 15% to 80% of battery capacity in 44 minutes using public DC fast-charging stations. Ford designed the F-150 Lightning to serve as a backup generator and says a fully charged vehicle can supply three days of electricity for the average household in a power loss.
The F-150 Lightning Extended-Range gets 78 MPGe city and 63 MPGe highway, while the Standard-Range gets 76/61. Our Lightning Platinum got 54 MPGe. EPA’s website has F-150 Lightning fuel economy stats.
Driver-assistance and safety features
Standard driver-assistance technologies include Ford’s semi-autonomous BlueCruise mode. Visit NHTSA and IIHS for F-150 Lightning crash-test results. Important safety features:
- Standard pedestrian-detected emergency braking
- Standard lane-departure and lane-keeping warnings
- Available hands-free cruise control
Ford’s normal warranty covers the F-150 Lightning, but electric vehicle components are covered for eight years/100,000 miles. This warranty matches competitive EVs.
- Three-year/36,000-mile warranty
- 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty
- 8-year/100,000-mile battery warranty
- No free maintenance