The EV world has changed with the first highly capable truck, the Ford F-150 Lightning is ready to give you what you need in a truck.
Do you need a truck that can carry a heavy load to the job site? This truck can do it. Do you need a truck that can tow a heavy trailer? This truck can do it. Do you need a truck that lasts all day long? You get the idea.
What is this New F-150?
The new Ford F-150 Lightning is the first electric truck on the market. You might expect this truck to be a gimmick to fill some government requirement, but that’s not the case. Not only will this truck give you up to 300 miles of driving range, but the starting price is also affordable when you consider the comparison to the gasoline models.
The F-150 Lightning was unveiled in a livestream on May 19 and it will join the 2022 model year to be the biggest shakeup in the F-Series lineup. The size is nearly identical to the gasoline and hybrid models of the F-150 and it gives you the power you want for the drive. You’ll see a full-width LED strip running across the top of the area that isn’t a grille on the front along with advanced technology to give you exactly what you’re after.
Looking at the Numbers
The new Ford F-150 Lightning may borrow a name from a 90s performance street truck, but this model has more than that one ever had. The EV version gives you 563 horsepower and 775 lb.-ft. of torque to make this model the F-150 with the most torque ever. Standard Range models will give you roughly 230 miles of driving while the Extended Range versions will increase that number to 300 miles for your drive.
Power numbers aren’t all that’s important about this truck. If you truly want to see how quick this truck is, you can reach sixty mph in 4.5 seconds, but that’s probably not important to you. What is important is the 10,000 pounds of towing capacity and the 2,000-pound payload this truck offers. As an EV model, the F-150 Lightning offers you a full-time 4WD to give you the capability you want at all times.
Tons of Tech in the Ford F-150 Lightning
This new EV truck will give you the advanced technology you desire. You can enjoy the latest version Sync 4A system, have a 15.5-inch portrait touchscreen, and enjoy wireless smartphone mirroring, voice control, navigation, and other tech items. You’ll see a 12-inch digital instrument cluster and enjoy the alerts that come from the Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of driver assists included in this truck.
Turn Your Truck into a Generator When You Need to
If you’ve ever experienced a power outage or live in an area where storms that knock out the power are common, the Ford F-150 Lightning makes a lot of sense for you. This truck can provide power for an average home for three days with the 9.6 kW generator that’s part of this truck. You’ll never have to be without power again.
Of course, the most important use of this generator feature could be to power the tools that you use at your jobsite. There’s no reason to haul around a generator any longer when you have this EV truck at your disposal. Get ready to hook up and keep your tools charged throughout the day when you pull up at the jobsite in the truck that runs on electricity.
What Did Ford Do with the Large Engine Bay?
The Ford F-150 lineup is known for having a massive area in the front for the big engines that are used to power this lineup of trucks. Without a large engine in the front, there are over 14.0 cubic feet of storage area that can be used. This will be the first truck to have a frunk to give you room for more gear. You can carry up to 400 pounds of stuff in this area of your F-150.
Is the Ford F-150 Lightning Right for You?
If you’re ready to commit to an electric truck, you will want to put your $100 reservation down on the Ford website to reserve your Ford F-150 Lightning. This truck is going to be affordable and it will be available to you in the early part of 2022. Get ready to enjoy all the benefits of a truck that can get everything done for you every day.