Ford F-150 Lightning pickup 2022 enters the electric car market

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The most shocking thing about the debut of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck is not the range or size of its massive trunk, but its starting price.

The concern announced that the F-150 Lightning will start at $ 39,974. Such a price tag will not only make the F-150 Lightning one of the cheapest electric pickups to go on sale in the near future. It will also be one of the cheapest electric vehicles of any type and the most affordable full-size pickup truck to buy.

The basic F-150 with a gasoline engine costs from 28,940 dollars or from 2 million 132 thousand rubles. The only caveat is that the base F-150 Lightning is a commercial truck. The Lightning retains the same basic styling as its F-150 twin, with two different floor-standing battery packs.

The Standard Range (SR) battery travels 370 km on a single charge. Extended Range (ER) battery reaches 482 km. In both cases, the batteries transfer power to the front and rear electric motors, producing a total of 426 horsepower for the SR and 563 for the ER. Both configurations produce 1,051 Newton meters.

All modern Lightning vehicles will be all-wheel drive, with independent rear suspension first seen on the F-150.

With more power and torque than any factory F-150 in history, the ER should hit 100 km / h in about 4.5 seconds, according to the manufacturer. That would make it the fastest pickup truck on the market today, until the Tesla Cybertruck and GMC Hummer EV arrive. Combined with a low center of gravity, these large battery cells are packed under the passenger compartment floor. The redesigned suspension could make the 2022 Lightning as impressive on autocross as it is on the runway.

A 48 amp home charging station can recharge from 15 to 100% in 10 hours. The 19.2 kilowatt ER charging station will do it in 8 hours. In terms of fast charging, the F-150 Lightning will have a maximum output of 150kW to charge the pickup from 15% to 80% in 41 minutes.

Read also that US President Biden tested a new Ford F-150 electric pickup in Michigan.