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New Ford F-150 pickup set for summer 2022 debut

The enduring Ford F-150 pickup family will soon expand when the long-anticipated Lightning debuts this summer and with its just-announced Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification and manufacturer revealed charge range.

Depending upon engine configuration, the 2022 F-150 Lightning will have a range of 230 to 320 miles. Towing capacity is 7,700 pounds.

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning will debut this summer with a charge range of 230 to 320 miles.
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck will debut this summer with a charge range of 230 to 320 miles.

The Lightning will come with two electric powertrain choices. The larger, extended range system will produce an estimated 563 horsepower and 775 pound-feet of torque.

That will make the F-150 Lightning Ford’s fastest pickup. It will have an estimated 0-60 mph time in the mid-4-second range when equipped with an extended-range battery. The smaller standard range version will have 426 horsepower and 775 pound-feet of torque.

The F-150 Lightning XLT and Lariat trims with the extended range battery scored an EPA range rating of 320 miles. The upscale F-150 Lightning Platinum has an EPA-estimated range of 300 miles.

The range on the standard, or base, version of the various trims is 230 miles.

Fleet customers also can purchase the extended range battery on Lightning Pro, giving it an EPA-estimated range of 320 miles.

The commercial-grade entry model starts at $39,974 plus a $1,695 delivery fee before any federal or state tax credits and purchase incentives. The mid-trim XLT model offers more features and starts at $52,974. Extending the range adds another $19,500 to the cost of the truck. Depending on the state, buyers could get up to $10,000 back in state and federal tax credits and incentives. The Platinum trim tops $91,000 after adding in the delivery fee.

On an 80-amp home charging station, the F-150 Lightning adds an average range of 30 miles per charging hour, fully charging an extended-range truck from 15 percent to 100 percent in about eight hours.

Buyers also will be able to tap a sizeable public charging network of 63,000 stations through FordPass. On a 150-kilowatt DC fast charger, the extended-range F-150 Lightning is targeted to get up to 54 miles of range in 10 minutes. It will charge from 15 percent to 80 percent in about 41 minutes, according to Ford.

The truck can provide power for work projects and tailgates. It will provide 2.4 kilowatts of energy, which Ford said is enough for power tools, laptops, televisions and even crockpots.

Production of about 150,000 units of the new truck is anticipated for this year.

James Raia, a syndicated columnist in Sacramento, California, publishes a free weekly automotive podcast and electronic newsletter. Sign-ups are available on his website, www.theweeklydriver.com. He can be reached via email: james@jamesraia.com.

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Tim
1 month ago

I’ll keep my 2021 F-150 XLT with the 3.5L twin-turbo V-6. 400HP, 500 ft/lbs of torque, 600+ mile range on a tank of regular, and has the extra package increasing tow and weight ratings beyond those of a normal F-350.

Tim
1 month ago
Reply to  Tim

….and I get 20+ mpg around town, more on the highway.

Bob M
1 month ago

I hope their miles per electric charge is what they say it is. My F150 hybrid is “not” getting the miles per gallon their sticker says. I also can’t figure out the true total miles between gas and electric. Seems to me they don’t want you to know. Very disappointed in my F150 hybrid. Also read the information on the FordPass. You give up your right to privacy by agreeing.

Chris
1 month ago

What about range when towing? I’ve never seen that anywhere. My gas truck (Silverado 5.2) would get 28mpg w/o and about 12 when pulling my 2 horses (about 5k lbs). Does one just ratio the ev?

BILLY Bob Thronton
1 month ago
Reply to  Chris

Thats because its abysmal. The current tree hugger movement would like you to believe this is the alternative to fossil fuels. It’s not. Heck they won’t even admit the current occupant of the WH, has dementia. So, what does that tell ya.

DennisR
1 month ago
Reply to  Chris

No problem, Just put a 10KW diesel generator in the back to charge on the go.

bill n stacey
1 month ago

The Absolute Truth About How Energy Is Produced.. A 3 minute Video at Prager U. (Cant Post Link As It Will Be Censored)…

Dave
1 month ago
Reply to  bill n stacey

yes – there is no plan to mass produce the materials needed to replace the fleet of cars on the road with electric, and what it takes to find them in other countries. Nobody talking about this yet because of scale. I’d suggest a real focus on research investment vs. just throwing money around. We need to find better batteries and longer lasting that takes less natural resources going in. If we solve those problems, electric cars are much better than current. Plus, being able to leverage 10 different types of energy sources going into the grid is more sustainable than oil for everyone. PS – nuclear should be top source. Cheap and safe in new models.

BILLY Bob Thronton
1 month ago
Reply to  Dave

They are still promoting bird choppers. Only after the gov’t (good luck with the curent admin.) realises that you couldn’t begin to approach the energy contained in fossil fuels, will reality set in. Let the feel goods buy em, i just object to the subsidy.

BILLY Bob Thronton
1 month ago
Reply to  bill n stacey

Dennis is the man!

Dave
1 month ago

Towing miles will be significantly less.