The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is Here to Stay
In an automobile market where hybrids, plug-in hybrid, and fully electric vehicles (EVs) are fast becoming standard, Ford has elevated its game to offer the first all-electric pickup truck. The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning shows that electric power does not mean a loss of performance. It provides just as much horsepower and towing and hauling capability as its gas-powered counterparts but with the added bonus of zero emissions to help combat pollution and climate change.
Ford threw all its latest technology advancements into the 2022 F-150 Lightning, showing drivers what the future of the company, and of EVs, looks like. The smartest F-150 that Ford has ever built, the Lightning is packed with power, performance, and peace of mind.
Changing the Definition of a Truck
From the outside, many will mistake the F-150 Lightning for one of its gas-powered counterparts. However, the advanced features that drivers cannot see from the outside will expand the definition of what a truck can be and what it will be in the future.
Ford Intelligent Backup Power allows the Ford F-150 Lightning to act as a generator, providing full-home power for up to three days on a fully charged battery. Pro Power Onboard provides 9.6kW of exportable power, including ten 120V outlets for use throughout the truck and in the bed. BlueCruise is an additional available advanced technology feature that uses a driver-facing camera and radar sensing technologies to allow for hands-free driving in Hands-Free Blue Zones, which comprise over 160,000 km of North American roads.
Performance and Driving Range
Just because the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is powered by electricity does not mean that it is lacking in the power and performance department. On the contrary, it offers incredible capability so that drivers will not notice any difference in performance from a gas-powered model.
Ford provides two electric motors and all-wheel-drive (AWD) on all Lightning models, and there are two battery pack options: Standard-Range (370km of range and 426hp) and Extended-Range (563hp and 482km of range).
Both battery packs offer 775 lb-ft of torque, but only the Lightning with the Extended-Range battery offers the 4,535-litre towing capability. This model also accelerates from 0 to 97 km/h in just 4.4 seconds.
Ford offers the F-150 Lightning in three trim levels across Canada: XLT, Lariat, and Platinum.
Starting at $68,000, there is nothing basic about the entry-level XLT model. It features cloth seating, extended running boards with enhanced lightning, Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of driver-assist technologies, and an interior Work Surface that stows the shifter under a table that folds directly from the centre console.
The Lariat model upgrades the F-150 Lightning to include 20-inch wheels, leather-trimmed seating, a power tailgate, and a 15.5-inch touchscreen SYNC4A infotainment system. The top-of-the-line Platinum model offers everything inside and out that drivers could want or need, including 22-inch wheels, heated and ventilated Nirvana leather-trimmed front seats, extended-range battery, Bang & Olufsen sound system, a twin-panel moonroof, and more.
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Comes to Canada
Drivers across Canada should not wait to place their order for the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning--this modern masterpiece is a hot commodity.