Towing Capability of the Ford F-150 Lightning
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The F-series has been America’s best-selling truck for 44 years and will continue to be thanks to the all-new, all-electric 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning. This is the first-ever F-series that are gas-free. The Lightning is built at Ford’s Rouge plant, whose construction and production processes are aimed toward sustainability. The batteries and electric drivetrain components are covered by warranties lasting eight years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. In addition, the Lighting offers an elevated driving experience and trusted Built Ford Tough capability.
How much power does the Ford F-150 Lightning produce?
The all-electric F-150 Lightning was designed with purpose and is “Built Ford Tough.” This means that Ford torture tested it and put it through the same paces that all F-150 trucks go through. The drivetrain layout is a dual eMotor setup with front and rear transverse-mounted, creating an all-wheel-drive system as standard. The motors configuration is two inboard three-phase fixed magnet AC motors with internal PMAC controller and transaxles. Ford gave the Lighting two powertrain options: two 3-phase fixed-magnet AC electric motors with the standard-range battery. This powertrain delivers 426 horsepower and 775 lb-ft of torque, and a range of 230 miles. The second powertrain uses two 3-phase fixed-magnet AC electric motors with an extended-range battery that offers 563 horsepower with a 300-mile range.
How much can the 2022 Lightning tow?
Ford knew that its customers would use this truck for work, so they built it that way. The standard-range battery and the same tow package can still pull a respectable 7,700 pounds and offers a payload of 2,000 pounds. When buyers upgrade to the extended battery and add on the Max Trailer Tow Package, they gain a 10,000-pound towing capacity. All-wheel-drive is standard on the Lightning, plus it comes with selectable drive modes of Normal, Sport, Off-Road, and Tow/Haul, and for added protection, the Lightning comes with metal skid plates to provide underbody protection.
How long does it take to charge the Ford Lightning?
Charging the 2022 F-150 Lighting’s lithium-ion battery on a 240-volt supply is best done overnight. A DC fast-charging station at 150 kW will charge the truck from 15 to 80 percent capacity in less than 45 minutes. In addition, the Lighting comes with access to the FordPass network of charging stations. This network reaches every corner of the US with 63,000 outlets and counting.
Columbine Ford is your F-150 Lightning Dealer in Colorado!
If you are interested in learning more about the all-new all-electric 2022 Ford F-150 Lighting and are in the Rifle area, then head over to Columbine Ford and speak with one of our knowledgeable sales members today. We are a five-time DealerRater Colorado Dealer of the Year award-winner and recipient of the 2019 Ford President’s Award. We pride ourselves on being honest, fair, and transparent with our customers. You can see for yourself when you visit the dealership!