If you aren’t aware of what a frunk is, it is a front trunk. Many cars that don’t have an engine in the front of the vehicle will have a frunk. Since the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is an electric vehicle, it offers a roomy frunk area. If you haven’t experienced a front trunk before, get ready to use the frunk to power your party.
The front trunk on the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is quite roomy
There is a lot of hype surrounding the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning truck. Sure, pickup trucks have room in the actual truck bed. But that doesn’t always cut it during inclement weather. The frunk on the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning offers even more covered storage for whatever buyers might need to keep safe and dry.
MotorTrend notes that one of the added benefits is that drivers can access the front trunk without actually opening the hood. While the idea of a front trunk might seem frivolous at first, it is a big selling point for some electric vehicles. The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning has a similar lining to a regular truck, which makes it durable.
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning front trunk design
Ford was pretty serious about this design to the point where the front trunk design is actually patented. You can read the official patent design on the United States Patent and Trademark Office website. The actual terminology mentioned that the grille moves out of the way to open the front trunk. The front and rear bins also move. The front bin can pivot out of the way to allow access to the rear bin. There are also lights for added convenience.
The Ford F-150 Lightning is only offered in one body and bed configuration style, so it is crucial to have a few extra features. Due to the frunk, a longer bed is not necessary. In addition to the benefits of a frunk, drivers have a few ways to access the area. You can use the touchscreen, the keypad on the door, or use the FordPass app.
More fun frunk features on the EV truck
Since the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is an electric vehicle, after all, it is based on a skateboard chassis design. That means that getting heavy items in and out of the frunk doesn’t require extra effort as it is relatively low to the ground. Plus, the locking bin is an additional safe space to keep stuff when you might be away from the truck for a bit.
With a 400-pound payload rating, 120-volt outlets, and USB ports, you can use your new Ford F-150 Lightning frunk friend to your advantage. Use a crockpot while camping and charging your phone, plug in lights, or even a blow-up mattress. You may not have known that you needed a frunk before now, but you also might not be able to live without one once you experience it.