Remember when the 2012 Tesla Model S debuted? It had so many features, it seemed out of this world. We’re getting the same feeling with the new 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning. And like the Model S was to sedans, so the F-150 Lightning is to work trucks – a game changer. Without further ado, let’s review some hard stats and then we’ll delve into some of the finer technical packages available.
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Stats
Cost | $39,974 – $90,474
Range | 230mi range / extended range 300mi
Acceleration | 0-60mph in about 4.4 seconds
Power | 563hp & 775lb ft of torque
Max Towing | 10,000lbs
Max Payload | 2,000lbs
Handling | 2 motors with equal performance to 4 wheel drive
Modes | Normal, Sport, Tow/Haul, Off-Road
Available Options for the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
Like many cars today, there’s a plethora of features available. This F-150 has even more options due to it’s work/play/travel capacity. To streamline the options, we’ve written summaries of each feature offered and why you may want to add on some of them. If you live in Texas, or are anticipating prolonged power outages, you’re going to love Ford Intelligent Backup Power!
Advanced Towing & Hauling Technology
Pro Trailer Hitch Assist | This helps you hook up your trailer by controlling the steering wheel, throttle and braking. It also informs you of whether the hitch ball and trailer coupler are aligned.
Smart Hitch | This feature calculates appropriate tongue weight and provides guidance on weight distribution or hitch overloading. The truck will indicate if the current hitch weight is too high or low, and can even guide owners through properly tensioning a weight-redistributing hitch.
Pro Trailer Backup Assist and Reverse Guidance | Rotate the knob in the direction you want to back up and pro-trailer assist responds accordingly. Cameras in the side mirrors coach you along.
On the Job Features & Storage
Onboard Scales | These smart scales measure payload weight in the truck. They can be set on scale mode which zeros out the current load to weigh additional items.
Enhanced Pro Power Onboard | The truck comes with 11 outlets for equipment use. There are 4 120V outlets in the frunk alone, which has a total output of 2.4kW. There are also outlets in the cab and bed including a 240V outlet. A total of 9.6 kW of exportable power is available.
Enhanced Zone Lighting | Lights placed along the bed of the truck enable surrounding lighting. Work from your truck at night!
Interior/Exterior Work Surface | On the interior a detachable work surface is available, perfect for a laptop. On the exterior, a well thought out tailgate work space. It includes a writing and pen space, a marked metal measuring line where you can measure and cut, as well as an iPad holder and cup holder.
Storage Space “Frunk” | One of the best things about an EV, no engine compartment. Take advantage of 14.1 cubic feet of extra cargo space in the “frunk”. It is washable and drainable, but no need to worry about dirt, the space is well sealed. Grocery hooks, tie downs, a cargo net and a multi-function lid divider organize this large area.
Ford Intelligent Backup Power | Power your house with your truck! The 9.6 kW of stored energy can power your home for up to three days or as long as ten, with rationing (Texans with F-150s were using this during the storm outage this year).
Software Features & App
Ford Pass App Features | Lock/unlock and start through the FordPass app with up to 4 pre-programmed phones. The Ford app also monitors your truck’s status from anywhere, including current available range.
Software Updates | Download software updates over-the-air to enhance capabilities.
BlueCruise | Driver facing camera and radar-sending technologies allowing for hands free driving on pre-qualified sections of divided highways. This is eligible on 100,000+ miles of North American roads.
Power My Trip | This feature takes into consideration charging locations along your route and your truck’s charge level. It customizes the info according to payload and towing weights.
Intelligent Range | Your truck’s computer learns how much energy it uses in various circumstances including weather, traffic, grade, payload, towing etc. Future conditions along your route are also predicted, such as an upcoming mountain grade.
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Delivery Schedule
The next question you may be asking is ‘When can I order this?’. You’ll be glad to know that unlike many electric vehicles that debut and delay, Ford seems to be speeding ahead, and they’ve got the manufacturing capabilities needed to get the job done. They’ve put a lot of work into this truck, partnered with EV experts Rivian, and seem to be ready for the long haul. A fully refundable $100 reserves your 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning today. You can place your order in detail Fall of 2021 and delivery is expected Spring of 2022.