Time Named the Ford F-150 Lightning One of Its Best Inventions of 2022

The Ford F-150 Lightning has changed a lot of minds about what an electric truck can do. Now, it can add one big accolade to its growing list: Time named the F-150 Lightning one of The Best Inventions of 2022 in its annual list. The F-150 Lightning became the first mass-produced EV truck to come to market this year and almost immediately sold out. What makes this truck so special to buyers and the judges at Time?

What makes it one of the 200 best inventions of the year?

A gray 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning all-electric pickup truck model performing on a rally course
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning | The Ford Motor Company

Time praised the F-150 Lightning’s capability as much as its other electric superpowers. It was praised for its ability to go 230 miles on a charge, in the base version, as well as tow up to 10,000 pounds. But, Time also likes it Pro Power Onboard feature that can power a home or a campsite with ease. But, it seems, Time really praised Ford making EVs available to the masses for the first time.

Time magazine picked 200 inventions from across the globe that broke ground or changed how we live in 2022. There are 27 categories as diverse as Food and Drink to Parenting, Toys and Play, and of course, automotive. The F-150 shares its award with wild inventions like bionic hands, paper batteries, a Space X rocket.

What other automotive inventions won?

Front angle view of maroon 2023 Lucid Air, electric car alternative that costs less than Tesla Model S
2023 Lucid Air | Lucid

Electric car manufacturer Lucid was recognized for its Lucid Air sedan. Time likes that it can go 300 miles on a charge, but also tap into 1,200 horsepower that helps this sedan scramble to 60 mph in about two seconds. BMW also picked up an award for its BMW iX Flow featuring E Ink. E Ink is a new body from BMW that change its color at the push of a button using a special electrophoretic technology.

Time also awarded the new Gatik driverless truck for making deliveries without a driver something we can all look forward to.

How much will the electric F-150 cost?

The Ford F-150 Lightning price starts at $51,974 for the Pro, or work truck version. If you want to step into a truck with some creature comforts, the XLT starts at $59,474. From there, trims extend up to the super lux Platinum at $96,874, which rivals a Lincoln Navigator for luxury. Of course, there is an extended-range battery, but its an $11,500 option.

That’s assuming you can get one.

How long will it take to get an F-150 Lightning

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning interior
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning interior | Ford

The F-150 Lighting is sold out. Just like that, the order books opened and closed for the 2022 and 2023 F-150 Lightnings. Ford booked 200,000 reservations almost immediately after announcing the truck. Unfortunately, the company expected to build that many trucks in 3 years at the time. The company has recognized the record-breaking demand it looks like it’s ramping up production to meet the high demand for one of the top inventions of 2022.

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