The Electric 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck arrives with up to 300 miles of range, 563 HP and 775 lb-ft(1050 Nm) of torque and four-wheel-drive.
Four trim levels will be available with four trims and will be including a commercial-oriented work truck, XLT, Lariat and Platinum. Lightning will be available with 5-foot-5-inch bed and full four-door crew cab configurations.
The lightning has two electric motors, one on each axle, are powered by a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack for a combined power output of 426 HP or 563 HP and 775 lb-ft of torque depending on the battery pack. Trucks with standard-range battery have an EPA-rated range tested of 230 miles(370km). The extended-range battery ups the EPA-rated range target to 300 miles(482km). A rear-wheel-drive model will arrive at a later date and will likely increase the range.
F-150 Lightnings will feature dual onboard chargers. Ford said the truck will be capable of gaining 54 miles of range in 10 minutes and recharging from 15% to 80% in about 41 minutes on a 150-kW fast charger. The peak charge rate will be over 150 kW, but Ford won’t say what it is, yet. Ford said it’ll offer an 80-amp charging station—a higher-power setup than other home chargers—as standard equipment to enable Lightning’s with the extended-range battery to recharge from 15% to 100% in about eight hours. On a Level 2 240-volt mobile charger the Lightning will need 19 hours to take its battery from 15% to 100%, and that drops to 14 hours with the standard-range battery.
No tri- or quad-motor configuration will be offered, but Ford said the Lightning is quicker than the Raptor and will do 0-100 kph in the mid-4-second range with the extended-range battery.
For better packaging and comfort the Lightning rides on an independent rear suspension. The Lightning will be able to carry up to 2,000 pounds(900kg) of payload with the 18-inch wheels and standard range battery. With the extended-range battery and Max Trailer Tow Package, XLT and Lariat models will be rated to tow up to 10,000 pounds(4,500kg).
Lightning will feature a lockable, drainable, water-resistant front trunk with 400 litres and can carry up to 180kg.
A quick look at the Lightning and one will think it’s just an F-150, because the changes are very subtle. Small, but key, design details are all that have changed including a full-width LED daytime running light across the front end, full-width LED taillight in the rear (Lariat and Platinum models), unique head and taillights, wheel designs, and a closed-off grille.
Inside, the 12.0-inch digital gauge cluster, folding gear selector on the centre console and a fold-flat centre armrest that creates a hard, flat working surface. What’s new is a 15.5-inch vertically-oriented touchscreen infotainment system that is the same as the system in the Mustang Mach-E for Lariat and Platinum models. The XLT models get a 12.0-inch touchscreen.
Every F-150 Lightning will come standard with automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alerts, and lane-keep assist. Adaptive cruise control with Ford’s Level-2 hands-free driver-assist system will be available.
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