As quick as a bolt of lightning.
The revival of the Ford F-150 Lightning is finally here. Ford has revealed the new all-electric 2022 F-150 Lightning and it’s a real game-changer. One of the most important facts that I’m sure many are wanting to know is its acceleration. Well, you can relax knowing that this is the fastest accelerating F-150 ever created and it has the most torque of any F-150. It packs 563 horsepower and 775 lb-ft of torque for a 0 to 60 mph time in the mid-4-second range when equipped with the extended range battery.
That brings us to another important topic regarding the new Lightning: range. The standard range battery has a target of 230-miles, while the extended-range battery will get you around 300 miles of range. When it comes to charging these batteries, Ford is offering an 80-amp charge station as standard equipment. With this charge station, the F-150 Lightning’s battery will get about 30 miles per charging hour and it will full charge an extended-range battery from 15% to 100% in about eight hours. FordPass also has a network of more than 63,000 charging stations.
When it comes to the actual design of the new electric Lightning, Ford didn’t rewrite the script, and instead kept it in line with the standard F-150s. Being such a popular look, that makes perfect sense. That being said, Ford still added a litany of new features that make this electric truck stand out. Upfront is a “power frunk” that’s absolutely massive, being able to carry two sets of golf clubs. Inside is a redesigned interior that features a 15.5-inch touch screen when the Lariat or Platinum series is picked. Around the Lightning, you’ll find a total of 11 outlets, which makes this perfect for either a camping trip or even a work site. Another neat bit of tech that the Lightning will be seeing is Ford’s BlueCruise hands-free driving tech, which is available to customers.
So what’s the new 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning price set at? It depends. The standard model has an MSRP of $39,974 while the mid-series XLT model starts at $52,974. It should be mentioned that the federal tax credit isn’t included in those prices, which would bring them down another $7,500, making them very tempting for those looking to get into an electric vehicle.