Watch: Ford Stress Tests the F-150 Lightning in Frigid Alaska
Ford is changing the game with the F-150 Lightning. The F-150 Lightning is the Blue Oval’s first electric pickup truck. The electric pickup truck has a historic lineage that consumers associate with hard work and reliability. How will those qualities translate in such a novel vehicle? Can the Ford F-150 Lightning stand the pressure in snow and arctic temperatures, or will it freeze up?
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning tears up the powder in Alaska
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is more capable than the average full-size pickup truck thanks to its unique powertrain. Its electric motor system provides more horses and torque than the average base model gasoline truck engine. The 2022 Ford F-150 makes 290 horsepower using a 3.3-liter V6 engine.
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning makes a whopping 426 horsepower using its electric motor system. According to Car and Driver, it makes a mind-blowing 775 lb-ft of torque. The Blue Oval ensured that the first electric F-150 would live up to the nameplate’s legacy.
In the video above the F-150 Lightning uses its electric motor to easily gain traction in snow and over ice in the frigid Alaskan landscape. The electric full-size pickup truck comes standard with an electronic locking rear differential. The locking rear differential limits wheelspin and ensures that rear wheels move at the same speed. This is especially useful off-road.
Alaska can be a treacherous environment to drive in, but Ford trucks are built tough, and the F-150 Lightning is no exception. Electric vehicles were once thought to be impractical but many EVs actually have more off-road capability than gas-powered vehicles.
How much will the electric Ford F-150 cost?
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning starts at $39,974. It comes in base, XLT, Lariat, and Platinum models. The Platinum model starts at a whopping $90,874 but it makes an incredible 563 horsepower and gets 300 miles of range.
The F-150 Lightning is eligible for an electric vehicle tax credit. After the tax incentive, its starting price becomes just $32,474. After the tax credit, it costs $2,484 more than the 2022 Ford F-150. The Blue Oval has produced an affordable, electric pickup truck with plenty of great standard perks.
Should you buy a Ford F-150 Lightning?
The Ford F-150 Lightning is a revolutionary pickup truck. It has the potential to change the way Americans think of the modern work truck. The Lightning offers practicality, capability, and futuristic styling. If that isn’t enough to persuade you, it also has a massive Mega Power Frunk for extra storage.
The F-150 Lightning comes with multiple power outlets that transform it into a Swiss Army Knife. This innovative pickup truck can power tools, and it’s practically a tool itself. Will the F-150 Lightning be the best F-150 model yet?