There are a few reasons that electric vehicles have become such a popular choice for drivers. Not only do they save you from having to constantly stop and refuel, they’re also better for the environment. When you’re researching your next ride for your commutes around Hamilton, Madison, or Morrisville, New York, you may be considering a new electric truck.
Here at Friendly Ford of Hamilton, we’re dedicated to helping you every step of the way through your car-buying journey, so you can find the perfect vehicle for your lifestyle. In order to make it as simple as possible, we’ve created this handy breakdown of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning.1
Now, let’s see if this truck is the right choice for you!
Even though the F-150 Lightning is a fully electric vehicle, it doesn't skimp when it comes to performance features. To get started, we’ll take a look at the capabilities of this pickup and the powertrain that makes it possible.
Maximum Towing Capacity
Maximum Payload Capability
The standard engine generates 563 horsepower and 775 lb-ft of torque. This will take you from 0 to 60 MPH in the mid 4-second range when equipped with the standard or the extended-range battery.
With all that power, you’ll have a maximum payload capability of 2,000 pounds and a maximum towing capacity of 10,000 pounds when properly equipped. So, you can easily take your snow gear up to the mountains or haul your boat to the lake.
The standard-range battery provides about 230 miles of EPA-estimated range, while the extended-range battery lasts up to 320 miles.2
The Ford Intelligent Backup Power feature was created to help you through power outages and storms. The available 80-amp Ford Charge Station Pro and home management system will automatically kick-start the power in your house and can provide electricity for three full days. If you ration it properly, you can maintain power in your home for up to ten days.
The Ford Intelligent Backup Power feature monitors high-cost peak energy hours. It will charge your vehicle during the lost-cost overnight hours to help decrease your electric bill.
The enhanced Pro Power Onboard feature is designed to transform your truck into a portable generator. Pro Power Onboard offers an available 9.6 kW of maximum power provided through 11 outlets strategically placed about the truck. Some of these placements include four 120V outlets in the front trunk, two inside the cab, and four in the bed. For tasks that require an extra jolt of power, there is a 240V outlet in the bed.
The available SYNC® 4A Technology includes a large 15.5-inch portrait touchscreen, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, Integrated Amazon Alexa, and SYNC® AppLink apps. You’ll be able to easily connect your smartphone to the audio system and stream music, make phone calls, send texts, and access your favorite navigation apps via simple voice commands. That way, your hands can stay on the wheel and your eyes can stay on the road.
The 12-inch instrument cluster puts all your important driving information directly in front of you.
FordPass™ Power My Trip is a great feature that helps you plan your trips. Using either voice commands or the FordPass™ App, you can plan a trip directly on the SYNC® screen. Power My Trip will take into consideration your intended destination in conjunction with the current charge level. It’ll easily integrate charging locations into your route, so your truck can always keep a full charge.
Power My Trip also helps to customize your driving experience by taking into consideration your truck’s towing and payload status before you settle behind the wheel. On top of all the automized functions it provides, there are the customization options of being able to map favorite routes, find and locate charging stations, and much more.
Part of this excellent entertainment experience is the inclusion of over-the-air software updates that allow you to download the latest upgrades and improvements that can enhance features. Treasured features can get a boost in their capabilities and their convenience in ways that help you work smarter and more efficiently.
The available Ford BlueCruise is an advanced feature that allows for periods of hands-free driving. This is accomplished through the cooperation of a driver-facing camera and radar-sensing technologies. This feature is activated on prequalified sections of divided highways called Hands-free Blue Zones, which comprise more than 130,000 miles of roads in North America. While in these Blue Zones, it is important to keep your eye on the road in case action is needed, as this is not a one-to-one replacement for steered driving.
Intelligent Range is a great benefit for every driver. This assistive technology can learn how much energy your truck uses in different conditions. With enough experience, it can accurately calculate range by factoring in the weather, traffic, grade, payload, towing weights, and more.
It doesn’t stop with this however. If driving in the mountains or towing a boat is predicted, the estimated range is updated and you’ll be immediately informed of the fact.
Intelligent Range will be a major game-changer in how drivers experience their 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning trucks. It takes away the guesswork of knowing how much energy a trip to the farm or to the store is going to take in inclement weather, like a snowstorm or torrential rain. All that is worked out for you, leaving you to get behind the wheel and enjoy the road ahead.
Now that you know a bit more about this electric truck, we’re sure you can’t wait until you can get behind the wheel and experience everything it has to offer for yourself. That way, you can decide if it’s the right choice for your commutes around Hamilton, Madison, or Morrisville, NY.
Here at Friendly Ford of Hamilton, we’re dedicated to providing you with a fun and informative car-buying experience. For more information about the 2022 Ford Lightning or to find out how soon you can take it for a test drive, contact us today!
1 Model not yet released. All specs mentioned herein have been cited from the Ford Media Center and are subject to change by the manufacturer.
2 Excludes Platinum models. Based on full charge. U.S. EPA-targeted range based on analytical projection consistent with US EPA combined drive cycle. Actual range varies with conditions such as external environment, vehicle use, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age and state of health.