2022 Ford F 150 Electric Truck Review : An Electric Pickup Done Right

2022 Ford F 150 Electric Truck Review : An Electric Pickup Done Right

The F-150 has been the best-selling truck till now, and recently Ford has come with the new launch name as F 150 Lightning. It will be the first electric version of the pickup series of Ford. The lightning series does not replace the original F 150; it only adds features such as a smoother, electric version with cool lightning and wheels.

ford f 150 electric truck

Even before Ford announced the new electric truck F 150, there were a few electric trucks already on the market name GMC Hummer EV SUT and Rivian R1T. But the unique feature of the new ford f-150 electric truck is its affordable price compared to other rivals. Ford has replaced the truck gasoline engine with a pair of electric motors and two different battery packs named Standard and Extend.

2022 Ford F 150 Electric Truck Features and Specifications

  • Ford f 150 comes with the new independent rear suspension, which is beneficial for ride and handling. We can say that this truck has the characteristic of a luxury car and can deliver large loads more comfortably.
  • Ford has claimed that F 150 comes with two battery packs, standard and extended range. Standard Range – offers up to 370Km on a full charge. Extend Range – offers up to 483Km on a full charge.
  • It comes with the new independent rear suspension, which is beneficial for ride and handling. We can say that this truck has the characteristic of a luxury car and can deliver large loads more comfortably.
  • The motors produce 452 horsepower when powered by the Standard-Range battery but 580 when powered by the Extended-Range battery.
  • F 150 is free of high engine sound, the well constructed cabin gives a comfortable journey with very less noise.
  • The interior of the lighting is the same as a regular F 150, with more comfort, space, and creativity.
  • F 150 is designed in such a manner that it has huge storage. It is big, like a 5.5 ft bed and cabin with storage.
  • The extended range battery model will hit 60 mph in about 4.5 seconds if we talk about the power.
Ford F150 Electric ProPro
It has 18-inch wheels
Six speaker sound system
Keyless entry
Navigation System
Digital instrument cluster
Ford F150 Electric XLTXLT
It includes all the features of Pro the additional features :Power adjustable driver seat
Power adjustable pedal
360-degree camera
Front parking sensors
Steering wheel wrapped with leather
Ford F150 Electric LariantLariant
It comes with all the above features the additional features :Ventilated seats
Touchscreen display
LED cargo bed lightning
Wireless charging pad
Power folding side mirrors
Ford F150 Electric PlatinumPlatinum
It comes with all the above features the additional features :Larger battery pack
22-inch wheels
Home charger
Massaging front seats
Upgraded interior trim

Pricing and which one to buy

2022 Ford F 150 Electric Truck price starts at $41,769. This price is for the Pro version of the truck. The 2022 Ford F 150 Lightning XLT Truck is a step up from the Pro version; hence, the price varies and is priced at $54,769.

Next is the 2022 Ford F 150 Lightning Lariant starting at $69,269. There is also XLT Extended Range at $74,169. Similarly, the Lariant Extended Range is at $79,169. And the most expensive Ford electric truck is the Lightning Platinum, priced at $92,669.

You will get the base pro model with a more attractive price band but little creature comforts. It will always be better to go with better-equipped XLT trim.

The extended range will cost more than 10000$, which is better if you use lightning to tow frequently, and it will be a good investment.

ford f 150 electric truck

You need to add the $9500 312A High package to the bigger battery pack for the XLT model. But the package comes with a series of useful features like adaptive cruise control, Ford’s Pro Power Onboard generator feature, heated front seats and steering wheel, a power-operated tailgate, in-dash navigation, and much more.

The 2022 Ford F 150 Electric truck delivery will start in Spring 2022. It is available for customers across America. Ford has announced that due to high demand, they have sold out all first-year production of the lightning truck.

Ford has extraordinary demand for F 150 electric orders with 2,00,000 reservations already registered. They have expanded their place rogue electric vehicle center to increase production.

Payload and Towing Capacity

If we talk about the payload and towing of F-150, it’s the capacity that a truck can load safely. The new ford f-150 electric truck has a very high capacity of 2000 pounds for the standard range and as low as 1800 pounds for the extended range.

Interior and Comfort

Like the other Ford gasoline Truck, the lightning cabin is much the same. Only the main difference is the extra-large infotainment display and front trunk cargo bay. 

The Lightning has an independent rear suspension and low center of gravity, making the driving smoother and steadier. Though the truck looks big, it will fit most of the garages. 

F 150 has a ground clearance of 8.4 inches; it rides higher above the road, which keeps the battery and other parts guarded against any elements. 

F 150 Lightning has a 68.1-inch wheelbase in front and 68.3 inches in the rear, resulting in smooth and better driving on the road. 

Electric Motor and Performance

The new ford f-150 electric truck has two electric motors. With a standard range battery, the motor can make 452 horsepower; with an extended range battery, the rating rises to 580 horsepower, which is huge.

With either arrangement, peak torque is an astounding 775 pound-feet.
Performance is quick since it can hit 60 mph in about 4.5 seconds. Due to the lower center of gravity, it keeps the body roll in check.

Cargo

The Lightning Truck F 150 comes with a large front trunk used to utilize the space where usually normal F150 engine would adjust helpful to carry additional cargo weight up to 400 pounds.

Charging and Warranty

Ford’s standard guarantee covers the F-150 Lightning, but it additionally comes with an eight-year/100,000-mile coverage for electric vehicle components.

Ford claims that the new ford f-150 electric truck has a backup generator inbuilt into it. If there is a power outage at home, a fully charged truck can supply electricity for up to three days to an average household.

Safety Features

The new ford f-150 electric truck comes with Standard Automated Emergency Braking with pedestrian Detection. It is a pre-collision assist feature that uses a camera to detect collisions with vehicles or pedestrians directly in front of your truck.

When it detects a collision, it will send an audio alert and warning in-car display message center—Standard Lane Departure Warning with Lane-keeping Assist. When there are any bumps, a sound will alert and message alert on repeated lane drifts.

Infotainment and Technology Features

The F-150 Lightning comes with a 15.5 portrait Touchscreen. Voice recognition technology is available in Standard, Lariat, and Platinum models.

Voice access to your favorite app and navigation is the additional one—weather conditions with Accuweather, map, and more to prepare you to hit the road. With your smartphone, you can unlock and lock the doors, open the liftgate and frunk, and get on and off the truck.

Conclusion

The Ford F 150 Electric is in high demand compared to its rival because of its more affordable price. Its inbuilt interior and independent rear suspension give a more comfortable and confident drive.

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