The full-size pick-up truck market is about to be electrified by Ford’s announcement of the F-150 Lightning for 2022.

The company says the new pick-up’s combustion engine is replaced with batteries and electric motors, and comes with the four-door SuperCrew cab option and a 5.5-foot bed, the same as the conventional model. Where the engine used to be becomes the “frunk” or front trunk, a sizeable compartment where 400 pounds of cargo can fit, out of the vehicle’s total payload of 2,000 pounds.

Ford says the truck has a towing capability of up to 10,000 pounds. With extended battery, it has 563 horsepower, 775 lb-ft of torque, and a driving range of about 482 km (300 miles) on a single charge. With the standard battery option it has 426 hp, 775 lb-ft, and a range of about 370 km (230 miles). Front and rear motors provide standard all-wheel drive, on the new “skateboard” electric vehicle platform.

The base work truck model starts at US$41,669 and is slated to roll out in May 2022.


One thought on “Ford introduces fully electric model for 2022 F-150 line up

  1. Well Shaun, it’s a novel idea. I’d certainly rather have electric power over another problematic diesel engine with an SCR and DPF on it.
    But as far as replacing my current F150 with it, I enjoy the sound and reliability of my gas 5.0 V8 WAY too much.

    There are three main things that keep electric vehicles off my list.
    1. The initial purchase price. I have read this electric F150 will run between $65,000 to $110,000 in Canada. I paid $51,000 TAX IN for my XLT supercab, 8 foot box, optioned right up. I will never pay 65 to 110,000 for something that doesn’t MAKE me money.

    2. I have not seen anyone post real numbers on what it costs to charge them. And how long the batteries will last and how much to replace them. I want to see real ROI numbers on them. Just like how I once wanted to go all solar, until I found out I would never ever see payback in my lifetime over the cost of my current hydro electric power.

    3. Many experts have already said we do not have the power grid to handle an all electric vehicle fleet.

    I work at a gold mine and they recently got some little electric powered mini pickup trucks. They work great underground, but as soon as they came to surface to park overnight in our minus 25 to minus 40*C weather, they were nothing but trouble. So how are they going to handle driving highway speeds in my area up constant 8, 10 and 12% hills in minus 40 with all your lights on and the heater on high?

    I’m not sold yet.

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