Ford's Electric F-150 Lightning Is Full Of Cool Features & Tricks
Ford's Electric F-150 Lightning Is Full Of Cool Features & Tricks

The F-150 Lightning is here. And if you thought that Ford’s all-electric truck would just be a normal pickup with some electric motors and a battery – think again. As it turns out,  Ford has put a lot of time, research, and effort into making the F-150 Lightning unique, full of neat features, and a pickup that just might make Chevrolet a little worried.

Ford F-150 Lightning Electric Pickup
Ford F-150 Lightning Electric Pickup

We’ll have a full story on the new F-150 Lightning soon with all of the small details, facts, and insider information. Until then, enjoy this quick rundown that covers all of the important details about the F-150 Lightning that you can quickly skim over and digest easily.

Chevrolet recently announced that they would produce an all-electric Silverado in the near future, but we’ve yet to see or hear anything much about it. Now that the F-150 Lightning is out in the open, this certainly puts the ball in GM’s court. With such a strong game, should General Motors be worried? Can the Electric Silverado really match the F-150 Lightning and everything it brings to the table?

Ford F-150 Lightning Electric Pickup
Ford F-150 Lightning Electric Pickup

Ford F-150 Lightning Rundown & Highlights

  • 563 horsepower and 775 lb-ft of torque
  • Commercial model starts at $39,974 & XLT trim starts at $52,974 before tax credits
  • Features can change and be improved with over the air software updates
  • Available with a standard range battery (XLT) and extended range battery (Lariat/Platinum)
  • Introduces “Blue Cruise”, which offers hands-free driving on 100,000 miles of “pre-qualified” highways
  • Features onboard scales, which can use sensors to estimate payload and trailer tongue weight. Real-time range estimates can be adapted considering how much payload is being hauled.
  • Can use your phone as a key
  • Optional “Pro Trailer Hitch Assist” can control throttle, brake, and steering to automatically hitch up a trailer
  • Available Ford Intelligent Backup Power – which can turn your truck into a backup power source for your home using its own charging station
  • Intelligent Backup Power Can provide up to 9.2kWh of energy, powering an average home for up to three days.
  • Ford Intelligent Power can also automatically switch to power your home during high energy cost times during the day in the future.
  • A forward “frunk” under the hood offers dedicated storage space big enough for two sets of golf clubs. It includes a power open and close system. It can carry up to 400lbs of cargo.
  • The “frunk” can provide up to 2.4kW of power for tools, TVs, laptops, or cooking appliances.
  •  80-amp charging station comes as standard equipment and can add 30 miles of range per hour. An extended range truck can be fully charged from 15% to 100% in about 8 hours.
  • A DC fast charger can add 54 miles of range in about 10 minutes and charge from 15% to 80% in 41 minutes.
  • It’s the most aero-dynamic F-150 ever
  • It Will be built at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center
  • Arrives in Spring 2022.
  • Can be reserved right now for $100

Ford F-150 Lightning Photos

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Ford F-150 Lightning Charging Options and Estimated Charge Times
Ford F-150 Lightning Charging Options and Estimated Charge Times
Intelligent Backup vs Pro Power on Board