Here’s How the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Could Change the American Work Truck Forever

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a game-changing pickup truck. This historic pickup has the potential to change the American work truck forever. Ford F-150 models are considered to be quintessential American work trucks along with Ram 1500s. The Ford F-150 Lightning is setting a new standard for American work trucks.

Great work trucks no longer have to be gas guzzlers

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Pickup trucks and heavy-duty trucks are notorious for having poor fuel economy. The heavier the truck meant, the more fuel it burned…until now. The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning will be the first electric work truck to hit dealerships. The electric vehicle can do everything a gas-powered truck can do and more.

The F-150 Lightning may be the first fully electric Ford truck, but it won’t be the last. The Blue Oval has hinted at the introduction of other electric F-Series trucks. This means that consumers could get a fully electric heavy-duty Ford truck in the future. Until then, the F-150 Lightning has more than enough capability to satisfy most consumers.

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning can get the job done

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The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning has a maximum payload capacity of 2,000 pounds and a maximum towing capacity of 10,000 pounds when equipped with the Max Trailer Tow package and extended-range battery pack. The extended-range battery models get a whopping 300 miles of range.

Standard F-150 Lightning models get an estimated 230 miles of range. The Ford Mustang Mach-E gets more range than its EPA estimate, so the Lightning’s true range could be a pleasant surprise. The Lightning isn’t just powerful. It’s practically a multi-purpose tool.

Ford’s new electric pickup is a Swiss Army Knife

The Mega Power Frunk of a silver Ford F-150 Lightning.
The Mega Power Frunk of a silver Ford F-150 Lightning | Ford

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Thanks to features like Ford’s Pro Power Onboard, 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning trucks will be able to power tools and accessories. The electric pickup truck has outlets in its Mega Power Frunk and truck bed that can power most basic appliances and work tools.

Driving an F-150 Lightning to a worksite is like bringing an entire mobile backup generator with you. In fact, some F-150 Lightning models can actually act as a backup generator to your home.

Should you buy a 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning for work?

A silver 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is on display.
A silver 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is on display | Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

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The F-150 Lightning is an amazing full-size pickup. Thanks to electric vehicle tax credits, the innovative new pickup will be affordable. It has unique capabilities and has already racked up a huge number of pre-orders and reservations.

According to the New York Times, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning starts at almost $40,000. Tax incentives bring its starting price closer to $32,474. Its electric powertrain makes a mighty 426 horsepower. The Most powerful Lightning model will make a whopping 563 horsepower. Ford offers plenty of trims and packages to add more capability to the powerful new pickup.

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