Ford reveals EV battery with up to 131 kWh capacity for 2022 F-150 Lightning
Ford has confirmed the battery capacities for its all-electric 2022 F-150 Lightning pickup truck. The vehicle will be available with a standard-range battery capacity of 98 kWh and a targeted EPA-estimated range of 230 miles (~370 km) or an extended-range battery that provides 131 kWh, which converts to around 300 miles (~483 km). These range estimates assume a payload of 1,000 lbs (~454 kg).
The standard-range is the default battery capacity on the lower three models, the Pro, XLT and Lariat. The extended-range battery is available on the XLT and Lariat grades and comes as standard on the top-end Platinum trim.
Another option for the F-150 Lightning is the infotainment system. In the higher end Lariat and Platinum models, Ford uses its 9.6 kW Pro Power System with a 15.5" touchscreen and SYNC 4A operating system. This is an optional extra for the Pro and XLT grades, which come with a 12" touchscreen and SYNC 4 as standard.
Both systems allow over-the-air software updates, which the vehicle can receive via it's built-in modem or Wi-Fi. There are few clear differences between these operating systems, with adaptive dash cards being one of the core additions to SYNC 4A. Another difference between trims recently revealed are the power-folding mirrors, which will only be available for the Lariat and Platinum grades.
Ford has previously said that the Standard Range Lightning Pro would start at around US$39,974 (~€35,383), with top-end trims costing up to US$90,000 (~€79,664). Customers can place orders for the 2022 F-150 Lightning from January next year.