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Ford F-150 Lightning: Electric Super Truck

There’s a new F-150 on the market, and this time it’s electric. That means that it’s environmentally friendly and super efficient – perfect for consumers who are looking to reduce their carbon footprint. Plus, the Ford F-150 Lightning is a total badass. It can go from 0 to 60 in under 5 seconds, making it one of the quickest electric trucks on the market. So if you’re looking for style, performance, and green credentials all in one vehicle, then the Ford F-150 Lightning is definitely worth checking out.

Amie-Lynn Mitchell

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The Ford F-150 has always been a favorite choice for drivers and truck lovers alike, and the new Lightning edition is quickly becoming a fan favorite. Packed with tons of power and features, this truck is perfect for anyone who wants to get the job done. Plus, the all-new design makes it stand out from the pack. The Lightning is an electric super truck that acts as the battery-electric version of Ford’s bestselling pickup truck. Although the truck is a new release, the design is strikingly similar to the standard F-150 truck. Learn more about the unique feature of the electric truck, including its performance, interiors, and towing capabilities. 

Arrival Date & Price Point

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The arrival date of the all-new Lightning was in the spring of 2022. During this time, the price point of the base commercial-oriented model was $41,669, while that of the mid-range XLT (Extra Luxurious Truck) was sold for $54,669. 

Power, Transmission & Performance

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The 2022 Lightning is powered by a dual-motor system that delivered power to the truck’s four wheels. With the use of an extended-range battery, the truck produces a horsepower of 563 and 775 pound-feet of torque. The EV supports smooth and rapid acceleration within a mid-four-second range.

For instance, the PowerBoost Hybrid can hit up to 60mph within 5.3 seconds while the Lightning Platinum can hit 60mph in 4 seconds. Apart from the rapid acceleration, the truck also features impressive braking capabilities,  needing approximately 127 feet to stop from 60mph.

The model is the first in the F-150 Series to feature an independent rear suspension which ultimately helps in improving the quality of the ride. The Four drive modes available on the truck include the Sport, Normal, Off-Road, and Haul/Tow. 

Generally, handling the Lightning truck is easy and stress-free on open highways and twisty roads. The truck also features a one-pedal driving feature that allows the driver to use the accelerator pedal as both the accelerator and the brake.

Interior And Comfort

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Just like the standard F-150, Lighting has several well-curated interior features. The best thing about the interior of the truck is that the layout is intuitive, making it easy to navigate. You can also adjust the truck’s controls and big knobs even when you are wearing a pair of gloves. The installed 15.5-inch touchscreen also enhances the interior of the truck.

The truck also has several adjustment features for adjusting the seats, steering wheel, and pedals to give adequate room for drivers of all shapes and sizes. The crew’s cab is also spacious to give you adequate room. Apart from the ample space, the truck also features adequate exterior visibility through its large windows and the scalloped sections on the front doors. You can also opt for an optional surround-view camera system that offers all-around visibility.

With regards to the comfort of the truck, the front seats offer extra comfort through ventilation and heating functions as well as a three-level lumbar adjustment. You can also recline the seats to a near-flat position if you want somewhere to rest. However, the seats lack side bolstering. Lighting also comes with a fully independent rear suspension which helps in delivering a smoother ride.
 
 

Infotainment & Connectivity

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The super truck adequately utilizes Ford’s in-car technology to create impressive infotainment and connectivity features. The infotainment center of the electric truck is loaded with a 15-inch touchscreen that is supported by accompanying physical controls. You can also access the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration through both wired and wireless connections. 

The trim features an 18-speaker Bang and Olufsen sound system which exudes euphonious sounds. Apart from the state-of-art sound system, the truck’s navigation system is responsive and perfectly curated on the dashboard.

Safety Features

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The F-150 Lightning truck does not compromise the safety of its occupants. The truck uses cutting-edge technology to enhance its safety features and driver assistance technology.

Among the best safety features of the truck is the comprehensive suite of advanced driver aids which includes the Ford's Blue Cruise. The comprehensive suite comprises an advanced form of adaptive cruise control, blind-spot warning, lane centring, and 360 degrees camera.

Although the Blue Cruise is not available for use on all kinds of roads, the truck’s regular adaptive cruise control offers smooth and steady capabilities that help to keep up with traffic flow at all speeds. In addition, Lightning’s multitude of high-definition cameras makes it easier to navigate through tight spaces. 

Towing And Storage

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The F-150 Lightning boasts a towing capacity of 10,000 pounds although the Lariat and the Extra Luxurious Truck (XLT) have an extended range battery and a Max Trailer Tow Package. The electric super truck also offers a maximum payload capacity of 2000 pounds on the standard-range model. Other included features also help in making towing easier.

As for the storage capabilities, the Ford F-150 Lightning boasts adequate room in both rows, allowing you to carry along all kinds of gear and equipment. The rear seats of the truck also flip up to feature lockable storage. Furthermore, the truck features an impressive 14 ft3 of trunk storage, which includes a drain for the storage of wet items. This space is considered to be larger than the trunks of several other sedans. The Lightning also boasts a 5.5-foot bed.

The truck also has tow-related features in the Tow Technology Package. These features include a built-in scale that helps in balancing the weight of the trailer and guiding the reversing of the trailer. Included in the package is an integrated trailer brake controller.

Range And Efficiency

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The range figures for the Lightning EV are 230 miles with the standard range battery and 320 miles with an extended-range battery. For easy home charging, Ford offers an 80-amp charging station as standard equipment on the extended-range truck. Consequently, drivers can add 30 miles of range per hour or charge from 15% to full charge in 8 hours. Drivers can also add 54 miles of range in 10 minutes if they are using a public station with a 150-kilowatt DC fast charger. 

Generally, the F-150 Lighting truck sets the bar for electric truck efficiency. The truck’s unique features and capability uphold Ford’s standards and offer truck owners the best quality. The key competitors of the truck include the Tesla Cybertruck, GMC Hummer EV, and the Rivian R1T.