The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning EV Pickup By the Numbers: Must-Know Facts and FiguresBig power, bigger torque, and plenty of capability: The F-150 Lightning is one electrifying pickup.See all 64 photosAlex KiersteinAuthorManufacturerPhotographerSteven PhamPhotographerMay 20, 2021
If you were wondering if the all-electric 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning battery electric pickup could live up to the hype implied by its Lightning moniker—last seen on a quick, sporty pickup built by Ford’s SVT division—wonder no more. Its maximum approximate output and capabilities put it in the upper echelon of the half-ton truck segment and are a hint that an all-electric future might not be so bad from behind the wheel.
Let’s look closely at the F-150 Lightning numbers we know and ponder the significance of the ones we don’t, as we wrap our heads around Ford’s latest move in the (increasingly electric) pickup truck wars.
563/775 — Ford is hoping the 2022 F-150 Lightning will achieve its target of 563 horsepower and 775 lb-ft of torque. These are big numbers and only applicable to trucks optioned with the larger battery. Compare this to the (previous-generation) 2020 F-150 Raptor’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, which manages 450 hp and 510 lb-ft—113 hp and 265 lb-ft shy of the Lightning. Lightnings with the regular battery manage a still-healthy 426 hp—and the same prodigious torque figure.
4.4 — That’s how quickly, in seconds, the Lightning will hit 60 miles per hour. And the source of that info is none other than our president, Joe Biden, a self-described car guy who got a thrill out of a few pulls of a prototype truck at Ford’s proving ground. It seemed like he had fun, and he probably did. The sheer thrust of a powerful EV is intoxicating. Ford, officially, says the truck will do the deed in the mid-4-second range and that it’s faster than the Raptor—which in our testing managed 5.2 seconds. And yes, Ram’s supercharged V-8-powered 1500 TRX is quicker, at 4.1 seconds in our testing—but not by much.
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300 — Opt for the extended-range model with a larger battery pack, and that’s the estimated maximum range between charges. Regular-battery models should manage 230 miles of range. Both numbers are estimates; EPA’s official range figures will come in due time.
700,000,000 — How many dollars Ford is investing into the Rouge Complex, gearing up to produce the Lightning, batteries for the F-150 PowerBoost hybrid model, and a lot of jobs.
54 — In optimal circumstances, that’s how many miles of range the extended range battery in the Lightning can recover in 10 minutes of charging on a 150-kW DC fast charger. Ford says that fast charging can take the battery from 15 to 80 percent in about 41 minutes.
10,000 — Does your trailer load just barely trip into the five-figure range in terms of pounds? Then the F-150 Lightning can haul it—if it’s equipped with the extended-range battery and the Max Trailer Tow package, which is apparently a combination you can only select if you choose the XLT or Lariat trims. A standard-range Lightning can tow 7,700 pounds with the aforementioned towing package.
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8/100,000 — The warranty period covering the battery, in years or miles. During that period, the battery is warrantied to retain at least 70 percent of its original charge capacity.
400/400 — The F-150 Lightning doesn’t need to carve out space up front for an internal combustion engine and all its ancillaries because the whole drivetrain is tucked up between the axles and frame rails. That provides a lot of room in the «frunk» for activities, provided they don’t exceed 400 liters (14.1 cubic feet) in volume or 400 pounds in weight. A silly aside: The frunk’s volume is very close to the usable cargo space in the tiny (but equally electric) Citroën My Ami Cargo. Note that maximum total payload is 2,000 pounds (for standard models with 18-inch wheels) and 1,800 pounds (for the extended battery).
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9.6 — That’s how many kilowatts the Lightning can offload to its various outlets, when properly equipped. All Lightnings can provide 2.4 kW of power to tools and so forth but can be optioned for more. Lariat and Platinum trims come with 9.6 kW, of which 2.4 kW is available in the frunk and 7.2 in the various cab and bed outlets.
9 — And as for how many outlets that amount of power will be a available through, the number is nine. All Lightnings have at least eight outlets: four in the frunk, two in the cab, and two in the bed. When equipped with the 9.6-kW Pro Power Onboard option, there’s also a 240-volt outlet in the bed.
41,669 — The number of dollars Ford thinks you should part with to make a no-options Lightning your own. Reservations, however, cost merely a Benjamin.