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Did the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning’s EPA range estimate just leak?

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is poised to change the way we see trucks. Blending power and capability, Ford’s all-electric pickup aims to offer a lot to commercial operators and retail customers with the two versions. With that said, it appears we now have a sense of the F-150 Lightning’s driving range on a single charge thanks to some leaked window stickers. Obtained by the forum, we get a clue on the range of both the Standard and Extended Range versions.

Like the standard model, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is offered in a broad range of variants. These include luxury-oriented models like the Platinum, which comes with heated, ventilated, and massaging front seats, heated rear seats, and 22-inch alloy wheels. As with most battery-electric vehicles, the truck’s driving range. Based on the first window sticker obtained by, the high-end Platinum model can travel up to 300 miles per charge. That’s right in line with Ford’s initial estimates for variants with the Extended Range battery, which includes this model.

The Lightning’s high-end model isn’t what stands out though. Scrolling down, a forum member also got their hands on the base model with the Extended Range battery. Looking at the efficiency numbers, you’ll immediately note that this version goes farther on a single charge at 320 miles. Go through the options list closely and you’ll see that the base F-150 Lightning with the Extended Range battery comes with 18-inch alloy wheels instead. That’s likely one of the reasons why the base model with the big battery can travel the extra 20 miles.

On the other side of the spectrum, the variants with the smaller Standard Range battery are good for 230 miles. This is reflected on a third window sticker obtained by the same forum member on the base F-150 Lightning Standard Range. The base model also has fewer features versus the luxury-oriented Platinum trim. For example, it doesn’t have the gigantic 15.5-inch touch screen shared with the Mustang Mach-E. Instead, it uses the 12.0-inch unit that debuted on the hybrid and internal combustion versions of the F-150.

The F-150 Lightning has the potential to change the game thanks to its clever capabilities. In addition to its payload and towing strengths, the truck can act as a mobile generator thanks to Ford’s ProPower Onboard system. This enables it to run things like appliances via power outlets on the frunk and bed. It can generate up to 9.6 kW of power, which is more than enough to power homes via bi-directional charging.

Available only as a crew cab with a 5.5-foot bed, the F-150 Lightning can tow up to 10,000 pounds when properly equipped and up to 2,000 pounds of payload. It’s also the first F-150 with an independent rear suspension. On the Lariat and Platinum grades, you’ll be able to get Ford’s BlueCruise hands-free semi-autonomous driver assistance system. All but the F-150 Lightning Pro will be available with the CoPilot360 2.0 driver assistance and collision prevention suite of technologies. The peak DC charging speed is 150 kW, enabling the truck to charge from 15 to 80 percent in just over 40 minutes. Between the two electric motors, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning makes 426 hp and 774 lb-ft of torque with the Standard Range battery. Getting the Extended Range battery increases total horsepower to 563.

Written by Stefan Ogbac
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