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Ford Reveals More Details on All-Electric 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

June 25, 2021

Ford has started announcing more details on its 2022 F-150 Lightning, with targeted horsepower of 563, and the most torque of any F-150 yet at 775 lb-ft. The vehicle is expected to roll off production lines in early 2022 and is a part of the company’s global electric vehicle plan.  

The current F150 contributes nearly 900,000 F150 sales to Ford’s top line annually.  The Lightning has strong promise to play a major role in Ford’s EV future as both an iconic marquee vehicle and a major profit contributor to Ford overall.  

While the vehicle will come with a number of technology and hauling improvements, it can literally provide enough charge for a home in the event of an outage, or at a job site, with the ability to offload 9.6 kilowatts of power. This is estimated to provide full-home power for up to three-days, or up to ten days if rationed.

Its intelligent power system can even power homes during the day, and recharge the vehicle’s battery at night when power prices are lower. Other key features announced include a massive amount of storage under the front hood, for up to 400 liters of volume and 400-pound load capacity. Other technology advancements such as phone-as-a-key and the BlueCruise feature allowing for true hands-free driving in Hands Free Blue Zones across the country.

  • The standard-range model targets a maximum of 2,000 pounds of payload, with 18-inch wheels
  • The XLT and Lariat trucks with the extended range battery and the Max Trailer Tow Package have a maximum towing capacity of 10,000 pounds
  • Onboard scales help provide estimates on how much customers are hauling
  • The Pro Trailer Hitch Assist will automatically control steering, throttle and braking to make hitching a breeze

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