The much-anticipated battery-powered 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning pick-up has actually lastly made its launching, a minute that seems like a quantum leap in the UNITED STATE vehicle sector. The F-Series pick-up has actually for years been America’s successful guest automobile, and also Ford’s choice to use it as an electrical automobile sends out the message with a bullhorn: The EV’s minute is upon us.
Since the vehicle has actually been introduced– formally, that is; we saw it demurely socializing behind-the-scenes throughout Head of state Joe Biden’s speech the other day pressing his prepare for EVs in America– we can obtain a feeling of exactly how Ford’s huge pick-up will certainly function as an EV.
The vehicle will certainly can be found in a solitary body setup: SuperCrew four-door with a 5.5-foot bed (the F-150’s most prominent setup). The 3 Lightning trim degrees are likewise from the heart of the schedule: XLT, Lariat, and also Platinum– although there’s likewise “a commercial-oriented access version.”
Ford will certainly use extended-range and also standard-range battery packs, with the extended-range pack optional on both reduced trims and also consisted of on the Platinum. The vehicle comes requirement with a dual-motor powertrain and also 4×4. The standard-range variation makes 426 horse power, while the extended-range version flaunts 563 hp; both have 775 pound-feet of torque. For the larger-battery variation, Ford approximates a 0–60 time in the mid-4-second array.
Ford is approximating 230 miles of array for the base battery pack and also 300 miles for the extended-range variation (although it shows up the Platinum trim will certainly can be found in somewhat reduced). There are several alternatives for reenergizing, as described listed below:
The 32- amp mobile battery charger is typical, and also the 48- amp device is optional. The 80- amp device is consisted of in associate the extended-range battery pack, which likewise comes requirement with a double onboard battery charger for faster reenergizing. Some example recharge times (standard-range battery/ extended-range battery) are:
- 15%-80% utilizing a 150- kW Degree 3 quick battery charger: 44/41 mins
- 15%-100% utilizing the 80- amp Ford Cost Terminal Pro: 10/ 8 hrs
- 15%-100% utilizing the requirement 32- amp/240 V mobile battery charger: 14/19 hrs
Ford is partnering with Sunrun for at home battery charger setups, while when driving, Ford becomes part of the EV America network.
Ford greatly highlights the electrical pick-up’s energy as a source of power, which might be an essential facet of its charm for those that may not be guided by the environment-friendly disagreement. The base vehicle will certainly use 2.4 kW of outcome offered using 8 120- volt Air Conditioning electrical outlets sprayed throughout the taxicab, bed, and also front trunk. Upper trims (and also the XLT, additionally) can crank out 9.6 kilowatts of power and also includes 2 even more 120- volt electrical outlets plus a 240- volt electrical outlet in the bed. Ford flaunts that a linked associate the 9.6-kilowatt system, resolving the 80- amp Ford Cost Terminal Pro and also home-integration system, can provide a typical home for 3 days throughout a power interruption. And also it would certainly do so instantly, with the system changing back to billing when grid power is brought back.
In even more typical actions of pick-up energy, the F-150 Lightning with standard-range battery has an optimum tow score of 7,000 extra pounds; with the extended-range battery, it’s 10,000 extra pounds. Haul capability is 2,000 extra pounds with the standard-range battery and also 1,800 with the much heavier extended-range device. (Note that Ford defines the towing, haul and also array numbers as “targeted.”) The typical front trunk under the power-operated hood actions 14.1 cubic feet and also can be hosed out.
Ford states the Lightning trips on a brand-new framework, and also the framework drops the typical F-150’s online back axle for an independent suspension. Outside measurements are very little various than the present vehicle, however, with the wheelbase 0.1-inch much longer, total size higher by 1 inch, size up by 0.1 inch, and also taxicab elevation taller by 1.7 inches. Indoor room is the same. Ground clearance at 8.9 inches is half-an-inch much less than the typical 4×4.
The Lightning will certainly use a 12- inch electronic tool collection, and also top trims obtain a 15.5- inch touchscreen running Ford’s most current SYNC 4A os. Ford’s BlueCruise hands-free highway-driving function will certainly be used, component of a Co-Pilot360 choice plan. A brand-new Pro Trailer Drawback Aid instantly guides, brakes, and also speeds up when hitching up a trailer. A phone-as-key function likewise makes its very first F-150 look below. The F-150’s just recently presented onboard-scale function, which can gauge the weight of things in the vehicle bed, obtains an EV spin below, as the vehicle can readjust the forecasted array based upon the weight of the present haul. Ford likewise guarantees the capacity to give over-the-air software program updates (as on the present Mustang Mach-E).
Costs begin at $52,974 for the XLT– you can locate the trim malfunction below– with the business version (information and also specifications of which are still to find) at $39,974, which’s prior to government and also any type of state tax obligation credit histories. Ford states the Lightning successfully will go to price parity with equally furnished gas versions. Below’s exactly how you can book one.
Manufacturing is readied to begin at Ford’s Rouge River complicated in Springtime2022 Ford is pleased to take some of your cash currently: a $100 down payment gets your really own F-150 Lightning.
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