As the electric vehicle market continues to boom, it was only a matter of time before America’s best-selling vehicle would enter the fray. Perhaps no other vehicle signifies a cultural shift towards electric-powered vehicles than the long-awaited Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck.
While the Lightning’s body and cabin are the same as the regular F-150, what puts it in a class apart is its pair of electric motors. While there are several other electric trucks coming to market, they don’t quite provide the same power as the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning.
Power and Maintenance
The F-150 Lightning features a dual-motor system that provides power to all four wheels of the truck. With a standard battery, the truck is estimated to produce 426 horsepower and no less than 775 lb.-ft of torque. If fitted with the extended range battery, it can produce up to 563 horsepower.
Ford claims that the vehicle can get up to speeds of 60 miles per hour in 4.4 seconds. This is an impressive feat of engineering for a new generation electric truck of its size.
The Lightning comes with four drive modes. They are:
- Tow/Haul, and;
Additionally, the Lightning is the first F-150 to include an independent rear suspension. The rear suspension is expected to significantly improve ride quality.