The Ford F-150 Lightning, the brand’s first fully-electric pickup truck, has started shipping out to early buyers. And according to Ford, its electric battery range, payload, and horsepower are all higher than the initial projections.
When it was announced in May of last year, the brand new F-150 Lightning was estimated to put out 563 horsepower with the extended-range battery pack, and 426 horsepower with the standard-range battery. The payload was 2,000 pounds, and the battery range maxed out at 300 miles on a full charge.
Those numbers are nothing to sneeze at. But the final version raises that number quite a bit, to 580 horsepower with the extended range pack and 452 horsepower with the standard-range battery. The F-150 Lightning delivers the horsepower needed for big towing and hauling jobs.
The payload is the biggest difference. The F-150 Lightning has a payload of 2,235 pounds, up from the original estimate of 2,000 lbs. And the XLT and Lariat trims see an increase in their estimated battery range, from 300 to 320 with the extended-range battery.
Regardless of whether you opt for the standard- or extended-range battery, you’ll get 775 lb-ft of torque, the highest torque on a Ford F-150 ever. The F-150 Lightning is just as reliable for towing and hauling as the gas version, with the benefit of at-home charging and a super long range that makes stopping for gas a thing of the past.
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is all but sold out, so if you want to get your hands on the next batch of this amazing truck, contact the team at Tropical Ford in Orlando, Florida.
 Excludes Platinum models. Based on full charge. USA EPA-targeted range reflecting current status based on analytical projection consistent with US EPA combined drive cycle. Actual range varies with conditions such as external environment, vehicle use, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age and state of health.