2022 Ford F-150 Lightning arriving with 320-mile range, $39,974 starting price, strong work ethic

Get able to trip the Lightning as a result of America’s best-selling automobile goes electrical.

Final Could, the electrical 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck was unveiled with a beginning value of $39,974, a promise of as much as 300 miles of vary, 563 hp and 775 lb-ft of torque, four-wheel-drive, and most Importantly, worksite capabilities as a substitute of cool GIF-worthy options when it arrives in sellers in the summertime of 2022.

On Monday, the EPA confirmed that the truck can have greater than 300 miles of vary. The EPA launched scores for 3 variations of the truck. The model with 320 miles of vary makes use of the extended-range battery with a 131-kwh battery pack. The loaded up Platinum model of the extended-range battery is rated at 300 miles. The usual-range battery is a 98-kwh battery pack that will get an EPA-rated 230 miles of vary. The extended-range battery might be supplied for fleet clients within the Lightning Professional work mannequin. A rear-wheel drive mannequin will arrive at a later date and can doubtless enhance the vary.

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When it launches in early 2022 each F-150 Lightning might be four-wheel drive. 4 trim ranges might be out there together with a commercial-oriented mannequin referred to as Professional. The opposite fashions are XLT, Lariat, and Platinum. The bottom value of $39,974 is for the Professional work truck, whereas XLT fashions will value $52,974. Lightnings will solely be constructed with 5-foot-5-inch mattress and full four-door crew cab configurations. Common cab, quick mattress goals like the primary two gas-fueled generations of the Lightning are toast.

Two electrical motors, one on every axle, are powered by a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack for a mixed output of 426 hp or 563 hp and 775 lb-ft of torque relying on the battery pack.

Lightnings will function twin onboard chargers. Ford stated the truck might be able to gaining 54 miles of vary in 10 minutes and recharging from 15% to 80% in about 41 minutes on a 150-kw quick charger. The height cost charge might be over 150 kw, however Ford will not say what it’s, but. Ford stated it will supply an 80-amp charging station—a higher-power setup than different dwelling chargers—as normal gear to allow Lightning’s with the extended-range battery to recharge from 15% to 100% in about eight hours. On a Degree 2 240-volt cellular charger the Lightning will want 19 hours to take its battery from 15% to 100%, and that drops to 14 hours with the standard-range battery.

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

Whereas Ford is not disclosing the 2 battery sizes, but, it packages all of the cells in a single pack underneath the cab between the body rails. In contrast to practically each different electrical pickup truck coming to market that rides on a sled-like chassis, the Lightning makes use of a modified body from the gas-powered F-150. The body’s cross members have been moved and formed otherwise to permit the pack to be as broad as wanted. The pack has its personal exoskeleton and appears like one massive, flat rectangle shoved into the ground of the F-150’s cab—though the extended-range pack provides the next portion on the rear.

No tri- or quad-motor configuration might be supplied, however Ford stated the Lightning is faster than the Raptor and can do 0-60 mph within the mid-4-second vary with the extended-range battery. The off-road-oriented Raptor with 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque from a twin-turbo V-6 runs 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds, and the 2021 mannequin must be even faster. Like the usual F-150 the Lightning will function 4 drive modes together with Regular, Sport, Off Highway, and Tow/Haul.

For higher packaging and luxury the Lighting rides on an impartial rear suspension, a design cribbed from the 2021 Raptor’s elements bin with out the off-road oriented shocks and tuning.

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

Meant to work and play, the Lightning will have the ability to carry as much as 2,000 kilos of payload with the 18-inch wheels and standard-range battery. With the extended-range battery and Max Trailer Tow Bundle, XLT and Lariat fashions might be rated to tow as much as 10,000 kilos. Ford’s newest towing expertise might be prepared to assist, together with Onboard Scales, and the hands-free driver help function to assist whereas backing up or hitching trailers. Lightnings will function a lockable, drainable, water-proof entrance trunk with 14.1 cubic ft of space for storing that is rated to hold as much as 400 kilos.

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

Ford turned the 2021 F-150 right into a rolling generator with the hybrid mannequin, and the electrical Lightning takes issues a step additional with the power to ship as much as 9.6 kw of energy to no matter wants juice. That is sufficient electrical energy to simply energy a whole home. Base work vehicles will come normal with 2.4-kw output scores with the power to possibility for extra. Nicer Lariat and Platinum fashions come normal with the 9.6-kw output—through a 2.4-kw outlet within the frunk and seven.2-kw retailers within the cab and mattress.

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

A fast look on the Lightning and one will suppose it is simply an F-150, as a result of that is what it appears to be like like. Small, however key, design particulars are all which have modified together with a full-width LED daytime working mild throughout the entrance finish, full-width LED taillight within the rear (Lariat and Platinum fashions), distinctive head and taillights, wheel designs, and a closed-off grille.

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

Inside it is the F-150 everybody is aware of and loves, together with the 12.0-inch digital gauge cluster, folding gear selector on the middle console, and fold-flat middle armrest that creates a tough, flat working floor. What’s new is a 15.5-inch vertically-oriented touchscreen infotainment system that appears ripped out of the Mustang Mach-E for Lariat and Platinum fashions (which can absolutely discover its approach into the gas-powered 2022 F-150s). The XLT fashions make do with a 12.0-inch touchscreen.

Each F-150 Lightning will come normal with automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot displays with cross-traffic alerts, and lane-keep help. Adaptive cruise management and BlueCruise, Ford’s Degree-2 hands-free driver help system, might be out there.

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