Just a few days after window stickers of three 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning models leaked on a forum, the official EPA ratings have been announced. Of the four trims, every version except the range-topping Platinum can travel up to 320 miles per charge when equipped with the extended range battery. Due to it having more equipment and larger wheels, the F-150 Lightning Platinum can only travel up to 300 miles. These estimates are 20 miles more than what Ford initially projected when the truck first debuted.
When equipped with the standard range battery, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is good for 230 miles per charge according to the EPA. That’s the same as Ford’s original projection. This option, however, is only available on the F-150 Lightning Pro, the XLT, and Lariat trims since the Platinum is only available with the larger extended range pack. The standard range battery is also the least expensive version of the truck at $41,669 for the F-150 Lightning Pro commercial variant. Retail versions are more expensive at $54,669.
Every F-150 Lightning uses a dual-motor setup, effectively giving it AWD. With the standard range battery, the truck makes 426 hp and 774 lb-ft of torque. In addition to traveling farther on a single charge, the extended range battery also increases the horsepower rating to 563. The all-electric F-150 Lightning is also the first F-150 model to get an independent rear suspension. Payload and towing capacity max out at 2,000 and 10,000 pounds respectively. The peak DC charging speed is 150 kW, enabling the truck to go from 15 to 80 percent in roughly 40 minutes regardless of which battery you choose.
The F-150 Lightning range spans a broad spectrum from a work truck to the ultra-luxurious Platinum variant. It has cool features like the ProPower Onboard system that allows you to run electronics and appliances by plugging it into the outlets found in the frunk or the bed. On certain versions, the F-150 Lightning can produce up to 9.6 kW of power. Since the truck is also capable of bi-directional charging, enabling it to work as a mobile generator or power a home.
If you’re looking for an all-electric luxury truck, then opt for the F-150 Lightning Platinum. This variant gets 22-inch alloy wheels, heated, ventilated, and massaging front seats, an 18-speaker B&O Unleashed audio system, and the Trailer Tow and Max Trailer Tow packages. The Pro and XLT variants get the Sync 4 interface with a 12.0-inch touch screen while the Lariat and Platinum use Sync 4A, which comes with the 15.5-inch display from the Mustang Mach-E. Pricing for the F-150 Lightning Platinum costs a cool $92,569 before you add stand-alone options and accessories.
Ford’s CoPilot360 2.0 driver assistance suite is available on the lower trims and standard on the Lariat and Platinum. The latter two are also available with an upgrade called the Ford CoPilot360 Active 2.0. This adds Ford’s BlueCruise semi-autonomous system that allows for hands-free driving over the majority of highways in the United States. It blends features like adaptive cruise control, traffic jam assist, steering assist, and lane centering to enable hands-free functionality.
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning can be ordered now. Deliveries for customers that made early reservations last year are beginning this spring. Production will take place at Ford’s Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan.