Lighting really does strike twice! Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – May 19, 2021 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning The all-electric F-150 Lightning. Remember where you were when you heard about it first. The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is priced from $39,974 to $90k while offering up to 300-miles of all-electric range (AER) with the extended-range battery. The smaller standard-range battery equipped Lightning is targeting 230 miles of AER. Ford currently produces the number one selling vehicle lineup (F-Series) in America and it has held that bestselling title accolade for 44 straight years! Tonight, they made a historic turn for the betterment of not just America but the world with the introduction of the all-electric Lightning. The all-new F-150 Lightning is a pickup like no other as it is a fully capable yet eerily silent all-electric with 563 hp and 775 lb.-ft. of torque that capable of taking the full-sized 6-spassenger truck to 60 in under 4.5 seconds! This same truck can also power your home in limited capacity for days on end if called upon to do so. From its instant electric torque to towing, seamless connectivity to software updates, plus power for your home, a power frunk – the all-new F-150 Lightning is a driving and ownership experience in the history of the automobile. One of the commentators on my FB Lightning post said, “The Model T of the 21st century.” The Model T placed America on wheels early in the 20th century. For the 21st with the all-new Lightning built from the Ford brands number one selling product, it could place a large percentage of America on wheels driven on electricity! 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Details The F-150 Lightning delivers a new experience at a starting price on par with today’s similarly configured F-150 trucks. The electric platform can power an entire home and a massive lockable frunk with power and charging capabilities to spare. Ford will deploy standard over-the-air software updates – called Ford Power-Up – to improve the technology experience, add new features and fix issues without trips to the dealership. The commercial-oriented entry model starts at $39,974 MSRP before any federal or state tax credits, while the mid-series XLT model starts at $52,974. The F-150 Lightning can reach 60 in the mid-4-second range when equipped with an extended-range battery, Ford Is targeting a payload of 2,000 pounds and a max tow cap of 10,000 pounds. Expect half the range or less when at max tow cap. Like all electrics, the low center of gravity provides much lower pitch, yaw, and roll rates. Modern, stylish and most of all, it provides all-electric efficiency! 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Smart and Connected The F-150 Lightning will arrive with the optional advanced driving assist functionality called Ford Co-Pilot360. It will also arrive with BlueCruise which allows hands-free driving on more than 100,000 miles of pre-qualified divided highways in the U.S. and Canada. Another feature is an available Onboard Scales, which uses the truck’s sensors to estimate payload and tell customers how much they’re hauling. And since payload can impact range, Onboard Scales is integrated with Intelligent Range to help ensure F-150 Lightning provides its drivers with an accurate estimate of range left. F-150 Lightning debuts available Pro Trailer Hitch Assist, which automatically controls steering, throttle and brake inputs to make hitching trailers even easier. Also making its F-Series debut is available Phone As A Key. When activated, this allows customers to lock, unlock and start their truck without taking their phone out of their pocket or using a key fob. All these features and more can get even better over time with Ford Power-Up software updates that will be designed to improve the performance of F-150 Lightning, deliver quality upgrades, update existing features and add all-new functions and capabilities. Making its truck debut on F-150 Lightning in the Lariat and Platinum series is SYNC 4A through a 15.5-inch portrait mounted touch screen. SYNC 4A employs natural voice control, cloud-connected navigation and wireless access to your favorite services including wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, integrated Amazon Alexa and SYNC AppLink apps. A 12-inch central instrument customizable instrument cluster with animated graphics. Power for Home The F-150 Lightning will be offered with the optional Ford Intelligent Backup Power, turning your truck into the ultimate power source for your home. With the ability to offload 9.6 kW of power, Ford Intelligent Backup Power keeps the lights on during an outage while providing security by powering home appliances, security systems and more. With Ford Intelligent Backup Power attached through the optional 80-amp Ford Charge Station Pro and home management system, the F-150 Lightning can automatically transfer power from a dead grid to power your house. Once power is restored, the truck and Ford Charge Station Pro can automatically transfer back to charging its battery. Based on an average 30kWh of use per day, F-150 Lightning with extended-range battery provides full-home power for up to three days, or as long as 10 days if power is rationed, with results varying based on energy usage. In the future, Ford will introduce Ford Intelligent Power, which can use the truck to power homes during high-cost, peak-energy hours while taking advantage of low-cost overnight rates to charge the vehicle in time for your morning drive. This can help save money on electricity that powers your vehicle and home while also taking pressure off the grid in peak usage times. This is really cool!!! Ford is also teaming up with the nation's leading solar company, Sunrun, to facilitate easy installation of the 80-amp Ford Charge Station Pro and home integration system. Through this collaboration, customers will also have the opportunity to install solar energy on their home, enabling them to power their household with clean, affordable energy and charge their F-150 Lightning with the power of the sun. Power for the home is just the beginning. With enhanced Pro Power Onboard, customers can take advantage of built-in electrical outlets to directly power a variety of tools, electronics and appliances away from home. Standard on base trims is 2.4 kW of power with the option for more, while Lariat and Platinum series come standard with 9.6 kW of power – a combination of up to 2.4 kW available through the frunk and up to 7.2 kW through outlets in the cab and bed. Smart features make power management easier than ever. Customers receive a FordPass notification if their truck’s battery falls below one-third of its total range, and they can even set the truck to stop using Pro Power Onboard if the battery level approaches the distance to the nearest charging station. Cargo Under the hood is a mega power frunk offering secure, lockable and easily accessible by a powered open and close system cargo volume of 14 cu. ft. and 400 pounds of payload. This water-resistant front cargo storage is equipped with four electrical outlets, two USB chargers and a drainable floor that can double as a food and beverage container. It can easily power a mobile work site or an epic tailgate. With 2.4 kW of power, there’s enough capability to plug in power tools, TVs, laptops, speakers, crock pots and more. Ford’s “Built Ford Tough” Comes Standard The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning goes through the same tortuous Built Ford Tough testing as all F-Series trucks. The military-grade aluminum alloy body and upgraded frame support the advanced battery, while the first F-Series independent rear suspension and low center of gravity help improve isolation from the road, provide a more stable ride and reduce steering roll – while maintaining the durability and reliability expected from F-150. F-150 Lightning 4x4 features four selectable drive modes: Normal, Sport, Off Road and Tow/Haul. Rugged underbody protection keeps the battery protected with metal skid plates shielding both the battery and inboard motors from terrain and road debris. The battery itself is secured inside waterproof casing surrounded by crash-absorption protection and has been tested at temperatures as extreme as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure Lightning can perform when needed most. Rigorous endurance testing included running the truck through Iowa Hill, Calif., where it towed massive trailers for long durations up and down steep inclines. As a result, F-150 Lightning sports a state-of-the-art liquid cooling system and powertrain layout that expertly manages heat distribution across the vehicle. Improved cooling systems and components ensure the truck can thrive even in the toughest driving ordeals. Home Charging Ford will offer a massive 240V/80A 19.2 kW charge station as standard equipment! This system takes advantage of the only dual onboard charging system on an electric truck in the industry for even faster home charging. With this, F-150 Lightning adds an average range of 30 miles per charging hour, fully charging an extended-range truck from 15-100 percent in eight hours. On the road, customers have seamless access to Electrify America’s charging network with FordPass. On a 150-kilowatt DC fast charger, extended-range F-150 Lightning is targeted to get up to 54 miles of range in 10 minutes and charge from 15-80 percent in about 41 minutes. The charging profile appears on paper to be a bit higher than the MachE when attached to a 150 to 350 kW CCS DCFC. The trucks Intelligent Range accurately calculates range while factoring in weather, traffic, payload, towing weights and more. Cloud-connected navigation on SYNC 4 also identifies public charging locations and prompts owners to charge at convenient points on each drive. 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Cutaway 2022 Ford F-150 Lighting Design The F-150 Lightning is after all an F-Series truck. Key elements include available signature LED light bars that run across the front and rear, plus three new grille designs with a new look to a familiar face while maintaining Built Ford Tough authenticity. F-150 Lightning is the most aerodynamic F-150 ever, with improvements like newly shaped running boards, a sculpted hood to reduce drag, and grilles that replace air intake holes with a smoother, textured surface. Even more functional design delivers available enhanced 360-degree Zone Lighting, which can light up a specific zone or the entire area around the vehicle. And F-150 Lightning makes no compromises on space, maintaining the same cab and bed dimensions as its gas counterpart, so it remains capable of accommodating thousands of accessories already available. The available fold-out Interior Work Surface makes working inside the vehicle even easier and more productive, while available Max Recline Seats offer nearly 180-degrees of recline to help customers recharge as needed. The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning will be rolling out of the historic Ford Rouge plant in Detroit by late spring of next year and reach 2,300 EV-certified Ford dealers across the country in four trims and two battery options. The all-new 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is going to strike drives from every corner of the continent to every state and Province in between tens of thousands of times in short order. With a starting MSRP of just $39,974 MSRP before Fed TCs and State incentives, I thank you. From the world, we thank you as well. Great job Ford!