Ford finally unveiled the long-awaited 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck, and it’s wild!
Priced at $39,974 MSRP for the base commercial model and before any federal or state tax credits, the lightning makes an appealing case to be the first mainstream electric work vehicle. The mid-series XLT model starts at $52,974 MSRP, and offers additional comfort and technology.
This is half the price of the Tesla Model X, with more utility.
More important specs.
It’s quicker than a Raptor, with standard 4×4 and independent rear suspension; a power frunk, enough juice to run your house for three days or power an awesome tailgate; and it will forever improve with over-the-air updates.
F-150 Lightning targets 563 horsepower, 775 lb.-ft. of near instantaneous torque – more than any F-150 ever – and a 0-60 mph time in the mid-4-second range when equipped with an extended-range battery, based on typical industry methodology.
F-150 Lightning targets a maximum 2,000 pounds of payload in the standard-range model with 18-inch wheels, and a maximum 10,000 pounds of available towing capacity on XLT and Lariat trucks with the extended-range battery and Max Trailer Tow Package.
The low center of gravity brings even more confident handling whether traveling along rain-slicked roads or through sand.
Do you want one??? We sure do!!!
It’s far from the perfect solution, but it’s a great first step and it checks enough boxes that I believe they will sell a ton of these.