2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Release Date, Price

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The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is one of the new Ford vehicles for sale that we are very excited about. It is the new, all-electric version of America's best-selling truck for 44 years. The new Ford all-electric truck will look very similar to the typical F-150 vehicles but will be faster and give off zero fuel emissions. The expected 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning release date is May 2022, so you have less than a year to wait for this incredible new specimen. Get ready for a more aerodynamic, cooler, and unique version of the Ford F-150 that you know and love.

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Electric Truck

Unlike any of the previous iterations, this electric version only comes as a SuperCrew cab with the 5.5-foot bed. But that isn't where the differences stop. Instead of the typical gas engine, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is powered by one of the two lithium-ion battery packs that you can choose from. The Standard Range pack (estimated to include a 115 kWh battery) is expected to get an EPA-estimated range of 230 miles.1 The Extended Range pack (estimated to have a 150 kWh battery) offers an EPA-estimated 300-mile range.1

Ford estimates that you can charge the Extended Pack from 15 to 80 percent in just over 40 minutes with the correct equipment. You can also supply your home with 9.6 kilowatts of power during power outages if you use the standard 80-amp home charging station. Once the power comes back on, it will automatically switch your car back to charge mode. Ford says this incredible truck can power your home in Atlanta, GA, for up to an estimated three days when equipped with the Extended Pack. There is no other used Ford F-150 that can do that!

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Specs & Power

If you thought that a vehicle that gives off zero emissions would lack power, think again. The Standard Range battery pack gets an estimated 426 horsepower and 775 pound-feet of torque. The Extended Range pack gets an insane 563 horsepower with the same amount of torque. That is 205 more pound-feet of torque than the PowerBoost hybrid V6 engine. Want more proof? The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning can go from zero to 60 mph in less than five seconds. Yup! You read that right. Plus, Intelligent Range technology helps your truck learn how much power you use in certain situations and conditions to calculate your range based on weather, traffic, towing, and more. This truck is one smart vehicle.

When properly equipped, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning towing capacity is 10,000 pounds, and the max payload is 2,000 pounds. These are excellent numbers for an electric truck. Selectable drive modes allow you to take control of your traction in different conditions. Toggle through Normal, Sport, Tow/Haul, or Off-Road modes based on the elements you are facing. Get all of your significant work tasks done while saving the planet. A win-win for everyone!

Other Exciting Specs & Details

A unique feature of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is the massive frunk (front trunk). You can get 14.1 cubic feet of lockable cargo room in the front of your truck. When you need to know info about your battery, you can take advantage of the easy-to-use FordPass app, which allows you to get important data and analytics on your system. The app will also alert you when your battery goes below 33 percent.

On the inside, enjoy a 12-inch digital gauge cluster and a 12-inch touchscreen infotainment display. The truck is equipped with the Sync 4A infotainment system that can be controlled by a center knob. These screens give you all the information you need about towing, battery, scales, and more.

You can also turn your Ford F-150 Lightning into a generation. The Pro Power Onboard technology gives you 9.6 kW of power provided through 11 different outlets. There are four outlets in the frunk, four in the bed, and two in the cab. The bed has a separate 240V outlet for larger tasks as well.

Frequently Asked Questions About the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

How much will the F-150 Lightning cost?

The starting MSRP of the Ford F-150 Lightning is $39,974.2 That 2022 Ford Lightning price does not include the delivery and dealership fees. We do not have exact pricing for the higher trims yet, but we expect that the fully-loaded electric truck will be about $90,000. You can reserve your truck now for a $100 deposit.

Is Ford bringing back the Lightning?

Yes, but in a much different way than before. The original Lightning name comes from a street truck that came with a V8 gas engine that was popular in the early 2000s. The new Lightning is a fresh start for the old nameplate, as this one is completely electric. This is a new game for the same name.

When can I buy an electric F-150?

You can currently make reservations for this truck for a $100 deposit. Delivery for these trucks won't begin until spring 2022. You likely can't make an official purchase until fall 2021. Our team will update you when purchasing begins!

How long does it take to charge an electric Ford F-150?

According to Ford, you can get from 15 to 80 percent charged in just over 40 minutes when properly equipped. You can get the 80-amp Ford Charge Station Pro or charge from a traditional 120V or 240V at a slower speed. You can also check the FordPass Charging Network to get access to over 16,000 charging stations.

How far can a Ford F-150 electric go on one charge?

Your 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning range will depend on which battery pack you choose. The Standard Range pack will get an EPA-estimated 250 miles of range, and the Extended Range pack will get an EPA-estimated 300 miles.1 This gives you the freedom to go farther for longer.

Get Ready for the Future

The future is coming, and its name is the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning. You can get your Earth-friendly pickup truck as soon as spring 2022. In the meantime, make sure to check out all of our Ford F-150 lease specials. Please let us know if you have any questions about this new truck or any of our other vehicles.

Citation: Car and Driver.

Disclosures: 1Excludes Platinum models. Based on full charge. USA EPA-targeted range reflecting current status based on analytical projection consistent with US EPA combined drive cycle. Actual range varies with conditions such as external environment, vehicle use, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age and state of help. Final EPA-estimated ratings available in 2022 calendar year.

2MSRP for base vehicle. Excludes destination/delivery fee plus government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge. Optional equipment not included. Starting A, Z, and X Plan price is for qualified, eligible customers and excludes document fee, destination/delivery charge, taxes, title, and registration. Not all vehicles qualify for A, Z, or X Plan. All Mustang Shelby GT350® and Shelby® GT350R prices exclude gas guzzler tax.

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