Ford F-150 Lightning
The fourteenth generation Ford F-Series includes the battery-electric full-size Lightning Ford F-150 lightning, which Ford unveiled in May 2021.
The EPA estimates the range of the four models to be between 230 and 300 miles, and all four will initially be dual-motor, four-wheel-drive vehicles (370–480 km).
The base price of the all-wheel drive (AWD) commercial truck in the US was announced to be US$39,974, with more powerful, deluxe, and extensive models costing up to US$90,000. On April 26, 2022, the F-150 Lightning went into production.
EV Motor, Power, and Performance
- All F-150 Lightning variants come standard with an all-wheel drive system and two electric motors.
- The motors’ combined output is 452 horsepower with the Standard-Range battery and 580 horsepower with the Extended-Range battery; either configuration’s maximum torque is an astonishing 775 pound-feet.
- For a truck this heavy, performance is quick. The Lightning Platinum we tested completed a quarter-mile in 12.7 seconds at 107 mph and reached 60 mph in 4.0 seconds.
- We were thrilled with the Lightning’s, well, lightning-quick acceleration as well as pleasantly surprised by how well it kept the conventional F-150’s upscale driving manners.
- The Lightning handles more comfortably overall because of its lower centre of gravity, which helps to limit body roll.
Range, Charging, and Battery Life
- Ford claims that the larger 131.0-kWh pack increases the driving range to 320 miles. While the smaller 98.0-kWh battery increases it to 230 miles.
- Our own range test at 75 mph on the interstate yielded 230 miles for the Lightning Platinum.
- Customers will be able to charge their F-150 Lightning at home using 110- and 220-volt outlets. But the truck can also be charged at public DC fast-charging stations. According to Ford, this can take 44 minutes to charge the battery from 15 to 80 percent of its capacity.
- The F-150 Lightning was also designing by Ford to function as a backup generator. According to the company, a fully charged truck can provide up to three days of electricity for the typical household during a power outage.