Ford’s F-150 is a familiar thing. Decades of being not only Ford’s best-selling model but the most popular vehicle in the US have made it a known-quotient, and you’d probably forgive the automaker for taking a cautious approach to adding electrification. Turns out, though, Ford has something else in mind.
At first glance it’s clearly an F-150, but the 2022 F-150 Lightning has smoother surfacing and more of a mind to aero performance. It’ll be a SuperCrew cab with a 5.5 foot bed as standard, at least to begin with, with seating for up to five. As well as the bed, there’s a huge front trunk – or “frunk” – with a power hood and outlets inside.
Two batteries will be offered. The standard range is expected to get 230 miles on the EPA’s test cycle; the extended range will bump that up to 300 miles, Ford predicts. The automaker is targeting up to 563 hp, up to 775 lb-ft of torque, and a 0-60 time of mid-4-seconds. There’ll be up to 2,000 pounds of payload capacity, and up to 10,000 pounds of towing model, trim and configuration depending.
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro (Commercial Model):