In its effort to going completely green, American automaker Ford has now released the 2022 F-150 Lightning truck which is a fully electric version of the well known Ford F-150 pickup truck.
The new EV truck will be offered in different variants which includes Platinum, Lariat and XLT as well as an entry-level base model which is targeted at commercial users.
As you would expect for a modern pickup, pricing is a bit high, with the commercial version starting at $39,974 in the XLT starting at $52,974. Pricing on the other two trims is unknown.
Those price tags do not account for either state or federal tax credits that could potentially go on either of the EV trucks during purchase.
With that said, Ford ensured this vehicle comes with a dual-electric motors system which gives the EV truck a full on 4 x 4 capability. With that, you’ll be getting about 563 horsepower and a 773 pound-foot of torque.
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The F-150 Lightning is a really massive EV truck but that doesn’t affect is speed as its able to deliver up to 60 MPH under just four seconds and it’s able to deliver a maximum payload of about 2000 pounds for the standard version which also has 18-inch wheels and a max towing capacity of 10,000 pounds on the XLT and Lariat.
Another interesting option is an available Ford Intelligent Backup Power system that turns the truck into an electric generator to power home in the event of an emergency like a power outage or storm.
With an estimated range aiming at 230 miles per charge for the standard model and 300 miles per charge for the extended-range version, the battery is loaded with a lithium-ion and supports DC fast charging technology.
In comparison to the forthcoming Tesla Cybertruck, has between 250 to 500 miles per charge and can do 0 – 60 in just 2.9 seconds while the new F-10 Lightning will take 4.4 seconds.
The Cybertruck’s payload is about 3,500 pounds in contrast to the 2,000 pounds of the entry model on the Lightning.