After teasing it for a long time, Ford has finally revealed its first electric pickup truck, the F-150 Lightning. The conventional F-series has been America’s best-selling pickup truck for 44 years. With the quoted starting prices, the automaker has made it clear that it intends to achieve the same benchmark in the EV industry as well.
The price of F-150 Lightning will start at just $39,974, that too before incentives and federal taxes. Only Cybertruck has such competitive pricing. This will give an option to buyers who are skeptical about the design of Cybertruck.
Anyway, let’s discuss in detail the price, variants and specs of the upcoming Ford F-150 Lightning.
Ford F-150 Lightning Revealed: Price, Specs, And Variants
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is the latest entry among electric pickup trucks. Unlike its competitors, the electric F-150 is the most conventional-looking pickup truck.
However, the automaker has given it all the necessary design tweaks like the straight lightning saber at the front that makes it look refreshing and unique. In addition, there are a host of features and a strong brand name that puts it in a strong position. Here are the further details:
Price And Variants
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning will be available in four variants: the base model (commercial-oriented), XLT, Lariat, and Platinum.
The price of the base variant starts at $39,974 which is at par with Tesla Cybertruck. However, the rest of the variants have a slight premium pricing due to the additional features and comfort.
The price of mid-range XLT starts at $52,974 and similarly for higher trims it goes up to $90,474. However, all these prices are before EV incentives.
The electric Ford F-150 has two battery configurations: a standard one and an extended range battery.
According to the automaker, the standard range battery will offer up to 230 miles while the extended range is capable of providing 300 miles, which is exactly the same as we predicted in our previous article.
Currently, Ford is the only automaker to provide an 80 amp charge station as standard across all extended range F-150 Lightning. It will help customers to quickly charge their electric truck at home at a rate of 30 miles range per hour.
The system can charge the electric truck from 15% to 100% in about eight hours.
On the other hand, a 150 kW DC fast charger can juice up the extended range F-150 lightning from 15% to 80% in just 41 minutes.
All variants irrespective of their battery configurations are equipped with two electric motors powering a standard 4×4 powertrain.
From the very beginning, Ford made it quite clear that the electric F-150 will be the most powerful truck among its siblings.
Sticking to its words, Ford has made the 2022 F-150 Lightning capable of generating 563 HP and 1050 Nm of Torque. Plus, it can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in the mid-4-second range, which is quite impressive considering its segment.
In addition, F-150 Lightning has a maximum towing capacity of 10,000 pounds which is slightly lower than what we expected as the hybrid variant of the truck offers more.
However, the above-mentioned figures are when it’s equipped with an extended range battery.
Meanwhile, the standard range F-150 Lightning generates about 426 HP and a maximum towing capacity of 7,700 lbs. The automaker is yet to reveal acceleration figures for the standard F-150 Lightning.
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is loaded with multiple innovative features. To name a few, Ford provides BlueCruise that allows hands-free driving on certain roads, Intelligent Range that estimates the range depending on the weather conditions, FordPass, a massive 15.5-inch screen integrated with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, integrated Amazon Alexa, and SYNC AppLink apps, and much more.
Plus, the F-150 Lightning has a massive frunk (front trunk) with 14.1 cubic feet of cargo space.
Darren Palmer, General Manager (BEV), Ford, said, “It really is the smartest F-150 we’ve ever made.”
The F-150 Lightning also got one additional topic of discussion for many EV makers like Tesla. Of course, we are talking about electric vehicles acting as a backup power source.
The extender range F-150 will be able to power your home for up to 3 three days when fully charged. The automaker claims you can power your home for up to 10 days if used smartly.
On the other hand, similar to Hyundai’s Vehicle to Grid technology, Ford offers ‘Enhanced Pro Power Onboard‘ that allows it to act as a generator.
Ford F-150 Lightning Reservation And Launch Date
The reservation for the Ford F-150 Lightning is now open, you can book it through the official website of the company.
The automaker will start placing orders at the beginning of fall 2021 and hopefully, the deliveries will start in the spring of 2022.