The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro Will Be the Best Work Truck

Are you ready to get more work done? Then check out the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro. This new electric Ford truck is a game-changer. It’s well equipped to be the perfect daily driver, capable of adventuring, and convenient at work sites. 

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning could be the best work truck 

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Lariat seen towing an RV, the F-150 Lightning is Ford's first electric pickup truck
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Lariat | Ford

According to Motor Authority, you get a lot of value with the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro, which is the base model. It begins at $39,974, which is an eyebrow-raising price. However, a lot is included with that number. 

The F-150 Lightning Pro comes with the standard battery pack and a dual-motor setup that provides 426 hp and 775 lb-ft of torque. For $49,974, you can get a version with 563 hp and 775 lb-ft of torque. You also get four-wheel drive standard with the four-door crew cab and a five-foot-five-inch bed. 

What features make the F-150 Lightning Pro a good work truck?

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro can tow 7,700 lbs with the available max tow package. Without it, it can tow up to 5,000 lbs and carry a payload of up to 2,000 lbs. Also, with the 563-hp model and tow package, it can tow up to 10,000 lbs. You can easily upfit the bed because the dimensions and mounting points are the same as the regular F-150. 

Ford’s latest towing technology includes Onboard scales and the pro trailer backup assist system to help drivers while backing up or hitching trailers. You let the truck know where you want your trailer to go, and it does the steering for you. 

You get the Pro Power Onboard generator that can power your home, campsite, tools, and more. 2.4 kilowatts of power come through four trunk-bases outlets. Two in the cabin and two in the bed. You can set usage limits to prevent draining the battery. 

Instead of finding an engine upfront, you’ll find a water-tight front trunk, known as the frunk. It has 14.1 cubic feet of storage. This way, dirty items can be safely secured without getting the interior dirty. 

How does the F-150 Lightning Pro perform? 

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning parked in front of buildings
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning | Ford

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro comes with a standard range of about 230 miles. You can get up to an estimated 300 miles of range with the extended battery. The Lightning Pro uses an Intelligent Range system to accurately calculate how many miles are left on the battery according to the terrain, weather, cargo, and trailer load. 

With cloud connectivity and Sync 4, your truck will recommend visiting the nearest charging station if you start to run low. 

A 32-amp mobile charger is included that can recharge the battery from 15 perfect to 100 percent at 240 volts in about 14 hours. You can recharge the battery in about 10 hours with the optional 48-amp charger. With a 150-kW DC fast charger, it takes about 44 minutes to charge the battery from 15 to 85 percent. 

Built-in Ford EV Telematics will share vehicle data over the cloud, allowing fleet managers to easily track vehicle health, status, range, log and pay for public charging, and reimburse employees for home charging. 

Plus, Ford estimates that this truck will have lower maintenance costs. Costs should be reduced by about 40 percent over eight years and 100,000 miles compared to the F-150 equipped with the 2.7-liter turbocharged gasoline engine. 

You get lower costs, convenience features, the ability to run tools from your truck, extra space in the frunk, and more than enough power to get the job done. We won’t be surprised if the F-150 Lightning Pro wins awards as the best utility truck. 

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