The Ford F-150 Lightning May Have a Better Range Than Expected
They say lightning never strikes the same spot twice, but things could be different for the Ford F-150 Lightning. This truck keeps getting better and better. Now the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning could have an even better range than expected.
How much range does the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning have?
With the standard-range battery, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is expected to deliver up to 230 miles of range per charge. If you upgrade to the extended-range battery, you might gain up to 300 miles of range on a single charge.
The F-150 Lightning hasn’t been tested by the EPA yet, so we’re still waiting for an official rating. Also, not very many models have been out and about for testing. But one YouTuber known as Marques Brownlee or MKBHD discovered that Ford may have underestimated the Lightning’s range.
InsideEVs rode in an F-150 Lightning prototype with Darren Palmer, the General Manager of the Ford BEV division, when the touchscreen indicated a 472-mile range with a 100% charge. This means that the truck may provide over 450 miles of range.
When there was about an 80 percent charge left, the F-150 Lightning displayed a range of 367 miles. The truck had an empty bed, and based on Ford’s estimates, the 300-mile range is calculated with 1,000 lbs of payload. But was the system just glitching or does the Lightning have more range?
How strong is the F-150 Lightning?
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning feels a bit stronger if it actually has a better range than expected. All F-150 Lightning models come with two electric motors and standard all-wheel drive.
With the standard-range battery, you get 426 hp and 775 lb-ft of torque. The extended-range battery increases the hp to 563. It’s expected to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about four seconds.
The standard-range option can tow up to 7,700 lbs and carry a payload of up to 2,000 lbs. With the extend-range battery, you can tow up to 10,000 lbs and carry a payload of up to 1,800 lbs. The gas-powered model can tow up to 14,000 lbs.
You can charge your F-150 Lightning at home with 110- and 220-volt outlets. With a DC fast-charger, you can replenish the charge from about 15 to 8- percent in 44 minutes. Also, the F-150 Lightning can be used as a backup generator to supply an average home with three days of electricity.
What are the coolest F-150 Lightning features?
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is relatively affordable. The Lighting Pro or the work truck model starts at $39,974. Higher trim levels, like the Platinum option, may increase the pricing to about $90,000.
You may notice that the F-150 Lightning features a similar interior to the gas-powered models. It feels like home, but it’s enhanced with the optional 15.0-inch display. A 12-inch unit comes standard.
Also, we can’t forget about the frunk or front trunk. It’s power-operated and can be opened in six different ways. Plus, it’s full of power. It includes four 120-volt outlets and a pair of USB ports.
The frunk is weather-tight, meaning it’s waterproof. You can store up to 400 lbs of stuff without having to worry about it. It provides 14 cubic feet of cargo space, providing plenty of room to hold golf bags, eight packs of concrete, or tons of luggage.
Even if the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning doesn’t have more range than expected, it’s a pretty exciting truck. We will keep you updated as we learn more about the official ratings and can’t wait to get behind the wheel.