We all know about the all-new 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck. Now Ford introduces the 2022 Lightning Pro. This is the most affordable new electric F-150 that Ford has eluded to last week. This truck is meant to be used as a work truck for commercial purposes, but a private individual can order one as well. Here are all the latest and updated specs on the new Pro model.
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro
This is indeed the model that will start at $39,974 before tax rebates or tax incentives. The Pro is still a crew cab truck with a short bed, standard 4×4, combined 426 horsepower, and standard 230 miles of driving range. We now get more images and information about it. The entry-level Lightning Pro truck will be equipped with vinyl seats and a 12-inch infotainment screen.
How much work will this entry-level Lightning be capable of? The targeted maximum payload capacity is 2,000 lbs for the model with the standard battery. This entry-level model will be rated to tow up to 5,000 lbs. There is an option to upgrade to a Max towing package with a capacity of 7,700 lbs. This adds additional battery cooling capacity to enable the additional towing capability.
How does this base Lightning Pro capability compare to a regular F-150 XL crew cab 4×4 work truck? A 2021 F-150 XL crew cab 4×4 with a base 3.3L gas V6 is rated at: payload = 1,765 lbs, and towing = 8,200 lbs. The electric Lightning Pro has a comparable capability.
According to the InsideEVs Podcast – the new electric F-150 Lightning is approximately 1,000 lbs heavier than a similarly optioned gas-powered F-150. The gas-powered (non-diesel & non-hybrid) F-150 crew cab 4×4 trucks have a base curb weight ranging from 4,705 – 4,948 lbs.
The extended range Lightning Pro will have a larger battery, 300 miles of driving range, a more powerful 563 horsepower motor output, and a quicker 80-amp Ford Charge Station Pro system for a starting price of $49,974. Yes, this is a $10K increase in price. It provides a longer driving range, upgraded 10,000 lbs towing capacity, and more quicker charging options.
Naturally, Ford fleet telematics capability is included for commercial fleet managers. This is referred to as Ford Telematics and EV telematics. This is designed to ease electric vehicle integration into existing fleets. Ford says this system is designed to minimize downtime, improve maintenance, and allow for easier tracking of battery status and driving range. The telematics system can monitor electric and gas-powered vehicles at the same time.
Ford says the F-150 Lightning will have about 40% less scheduled maintenance costs over an 8-year or 100,000 miles interval. This is the Ford warranty period for electric truck components for the upcoming Lightning and the current F-150 Hybrid.