The Most Popular Ford F-150 Lightning Questions Answered

In order to prepare for our upcoming week with the Ford F-150 Lightning, we’re diving into some research. It’s time to answer your questions as we learn every single detail about this electric beast. See what people need to know about the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

Common 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning questions answered 

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Get ready for an up close and personal 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning review. We will get behind the wheel of this truck on Tuesday and get to spend an entire week with it. This is a big deal, so we want to honestly answer each of your questions. 

We’re planning on towing with the Ford F-150 Lightning, going off-roading, testing the storage space, diving into its tech, using the Pro Power Onboard Generator, putting junk in the frunk, and more. 

1. How much does the F-150 Lightning cost? 

The standard-range 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning or the F-150 Lightning Pro starts at $39,974. Moving up to the top-spec Platinum trim increases the price to over $90,000. It includes the long-range battery pack. 

But say goodbye to those prices. The 2023 F-150 Lightning begins at around $46,974. The Platinum trim brings the price up to $96,874. It has a $1,795 destination fee and is still eligible for the $7,500 federal tax credit. 

2. How much can the Ford Lightning tow? 

When properly equipped, the 2023 Ford F-150 Lighting Pro can tow up to 7,700 lbs and carry a payload of up to 2,235 lbs. It cranks out 452 hp and 775 lb-ft of torque with the standard range battery. 

If you opt for the long-range battery, the F-150 Lightning provides 580 hp and 775 lb-ft of torque. It can tow up to 10,000 lbs and carry a payload of up to 2,000 lbs. The gas-powered F-150 can tow up to 14,000 lbs. 

We’ve heard successful stories about the F-150 Lightning dominating towing tests and horror stories. We will be putting its range to the test. 

3. How long does it take to charge the electric F-150? 

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If you charge the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning at home, with a standard 120-v household outlet, be prepared to wait. This is the slowest charging method and provides about two miles of charge per hour. It takes about 67 hours for a full charge this way. 

With a Level 2 charging station, it can take between six to 12 hours to fully recharge the battery pack. If you use a fast charging station, the standard-range battery can charge from 15 to 80 percent in about 36 minutes. 

The long-range pack can be charged from 15 to 80 percent in about 41 minutes. You can have a charging station installed at home. 

4. Does the F-150 Lightning have enough power to keep beer cold? 

A 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck driving on snow with its headlights on as the sun sets in Alaska
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While we don’t condone drinking and driving, the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning does an excellent job at keeping drinks cold. The frunk or front truck can be used as a cooler. It has rubber flooring with a plug at the bottom to drain water. 

Plus, the Pro Power Onboard Generator provides enough juice to power a construction site or camping site for up to three days. It can even power your home. Plugs are found in the truck, can, and frunk to power tools, lights, TVs, and more. 

So, yes. The Ford F-150 Lightning has plenty of power to keep a cooler working. It could be the ultimate tailgating truck. 

Stay tuned as we put these features to the test. We will see how the Lightning performs as a power unit, while off-roading and towing. 

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