The brand-new all-electric version is expected to be called the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning. The F-150 Lightning is a model from the 1990s that is powered by a V8 engine and was a very common model back then. Blue Oval is apparently planning to reintroduce the Lightning name, this time on the latest all-electric F-150. Another explanation is the E-150 name, although this seems to be less probable.
The new F-150 Lightning will feature a dual-motor configuration with the standard all-wheel-drive system. Everyone is expecting spectacular results, and sales will begin next year. Blue Oval will reveal more details in the coming weeks, including the official name of the all-electric truck.
2022 F-150 Lightning Specs
Ford hasn’t said anything about the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning and its powertrain. However, we know it will have a dual-motor setup and an all-wheel-drive system as an option. According to Ford, the electric F-150 will have more horsepower and torque, as well as the fastest acceleration of any F-150 currently on the market. This means it will have more than 450 horsepower and will reach 60 mph in less than 5.0 seconds.
We expect that the battery pack in the F-150 Lightning would have a range of more than 300 miles, as the longest-range Mustang Mach-E. The truck is reportedly EPA-rated at 305 miles. Finally, Ford produced a bed-mounted removal range extender, which is more than a useful thing to have.
The first spy shots of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning are now online. The spied prototype was seen testing in Michigan just last month. The electric variant will be the same as the standard F-150 model. The biggest difference between regular and electric variants is the ride height. Moreover, the plug-in port on the driver’s side is another way to recognize the electric model. The electric variant will have more ground clearance due to the electric motors.
However, this is an early prototype, and we have no idea what the final product would look like. Furthermore, we saw a screenshot of the new E-150 truck towing and dragging items. The interior will be almost identical to the base F-150. We believe the electric version will be built around one of the higher trim levels.
Possible Names Beside Lightning
As we said, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is not an official name for this electric pickup truck. However, leaked documents indicate that the upcoming F-150 variant with an all-electric powertrain would be called the F-150 Lightning. We previously discussed the “E-150” name as the most possible outcome.
Still, the leaked document reveals the word Lightning, so we don’t know whether this is a hoax or not. Because the Mustang Mach-E and E-Transit models use electric power, the E-150 makes more sense. Nonetheless, various sources are now pointing to the F-150 Lightning as the current name.
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Release Date, Price
The price of the upcoming 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is not available at the moment. However, we anticipate a price that falls between the Tesla Cybertruck and the GMC Hummer EV. The first deliveries will take place in the third quarter of 2022.
We’re also waiting to see if Ford will call its latest electric truck “Lightning” or “E-150.” Surprisingly, even the word “Everglades” is reportedly in the race.