Ford’s F-150 Lightning Is Lightning Fast

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck promises to impress, not only with its incredible performance capabilities but with its ability to handle any job with ease. Best of all, the new Ford F-150 EV is proving to be surprisingly quick, making every day on the road a new adventure.

What to expect from the F-150 Lightning

A grey 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning driving on a dirt road in a wooded area.
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning | The Ford Motor Company

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning won’t hit showroom floors until next year, but already demand is high for the new EV. Inverse claims the F-150 Lightning is “poised to reshape the entire electric vehicle industry.” Representatives from Ford were quick to emphasize the new pickup will be “F-150 first and electric second,” living up to the quality standards of the respected automaker.

During a test drive at the Ford facilities, Inverse found the new EV to look “an awful lot like a Ford F-150 pickup truck.” It was apparent right from the start that Ford wanted to “build a truck that was electric but also did everything F-150 buyers expect and more.”

After the release of the electric version of the Mustang, Ford didn’t want to disappoint consumers again. The Mustang Mach-E, albeit a great car, was a poor representation of the traditional Mustang. Many people wondered how the Mach-E earned the Mustang badge. Thankfully, that does not appear to be the case with the new Ford F-150 Lightning EV.

No need to worry if the power goes out in your house

In addition to speed, the new all-electric F-150 offers a unique feature. Ford is introducing a state-of-the-art residential charging station like never seen before. Not only does it have the capability to charge the F-150 Lightning with ease, but it can also provide power to a home for several days. 

Due to unprecedented demand ahead of next year’s launch, the automaker recently announced it doubled its production target for the F-150 Lightning pickup truck. More than 80,000 units are expected to be built by 2024, with the first models coming off the assembly line early next Spring.

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How fast is the Ford F-150 Lightning?

The electric Ford F-150 Lightning will go head-to-head with several other new all-electric trucks hitting the market next year. Car and Driver claim the dual-motor Tesla Cybertruck will hit 0 to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds, maxing out at a staggering 120 mph. Top Speed says the Rivian R1T, which can go from 0 to 60 mph in “three seconds flat with the 135-kWh pack,” is in a “three-way battle with Tesla’s pickup truck and the all-electric Ford F-150 and has created enough hype to keep enthusiasts on their toes.”

The new Lightning pickup has 573 hp and 775 lb-ft of torque, with incredible acceleration power. Ford reports the EV truck can hit 0 to 60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 110 mph.

The President of the United States was impressed with the truck’s lightning-fast speed. When Biden got the chance to take the all-electric F-150 pickup for a spin, he commented, “This sucker’s quick!”

Driving notes the Lightning nameplate is not new, saying the 2013 F-150 Lightning “boasted a brawny 5.4-liter supercharged V8 under the hood and was named the World’s Fastest Pickup by Guinness World Records.” It’s no wonder the blue oval decided to give the name another try.