The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning has been in pre-production since final fall, however on April 26 the primary buyer examples of the full-size electrical pickup truck will begin rolling off the road.
Pre-production automobiles are usually used for ultimate testing in addition to certification and registration functions. Additionally they present plant staff with a chance to iron out any snags earlier than the primary buyer examples are constructed.
Manufacturing of the F-150 Lightning is happening at Ford’s Rouge plant in Dearborn, Michigan, which has been churning out Ford pickups since 1948. It is also the place Henry Ford refined the shifting meeting line and scaled the Mannequin T.
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning pre-production
The batteries for the F-150 Lightning are sourced from the Rawsonville Parts Plant, and the electrical drive models from the Van Dyke Electrical Powertrain Heart. Each websites are additionally situated in Michigan.
Word, Ford is not the primary to start out manufacturing of electrical pickup vehicles. EV startup Rivian began manufacturing of the 2022 R1T final fall, and Basic Motors adopted barely after with the beginning of manufacturing of the 2022 GMC Hummer EV.
One main benefit the F-150 Lightning has over the R1T (and the Hummer EV) is a beginning value of $39,974. The R1T at the moment begins at nearly $80,000, although decrease priced variations are due in 2024, and the GMC is much more costly.
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Professional
The Ford’s value shock has seen reservations fly. The automaker has over 200,000 for the F-150 Lighting, and because of this has invested hundreds of thousands extra and added a whole lot of additional jobs on the Rouge plant to spice up capability to 150,000 models a 12 months, which is sort of 4 occasions the unique goal.
The F-150 Lightning has been launched with customary four-wheel drive. Two electrical motors, one on every axle, are powered by a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack for a mixed output of 426 hp with a standard-range battery or 563 hp with a long-range unit. In each instances peak torque is 775 lb-ft. Vans with the standard-range battery have an EPA-estimated vary goal of 230 miles. The extended-range battery ups the estimate to 320 miles. A rear-wheel-drive mannequin will arrive at a later date and will doubtlessly see the beginning value lowered.
4 grades are at the moment out there together with a commercial-oriented work truck, in addition to the common XLT, Lariat, and Platinum grades. The bottom value of $39,974 is for the work truck whereas XLT grades begin at $52,974. Lightnings are solely out there with 5-foot-5-inch beds and full four-door crew cab configurations at current.