Video: I Launch a New Ford F-150 Lightning with a Heavy Boat in Tow and It Floors Me

0-60 MPH times and trailer control are impressive!

2022 ford f-150 lightning towing arc boat

It’s time to put the all-new 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning to a real-world first towing test. Roman puts the new all-electric pickup truck through a series of tests. He runs several 0-60 MPH runs with and without the trailer and the results are impressive.

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

Roman uses the new Lightning extended-range battery truck during these performance tests. This battery has an approximate capacity of 131 kWh. This version of the truck is rated at a combined 580 horsepower and 775 lb-ft of torque. The total (non-towing) driving range is estimated at 320 miles. The maximum towing capacity is 10,000 lbs when the Lightning is equipped with additional cooling capacity and its Maximum Towing package.

Ford has provided the test trucks and the ARC One all-electric boat that Roman is towing behind. This new boat and trailer are listed to weigh around 8,300 lbs. Why is this boat so heavy? Well, it packs a 500 horsepower electric motor and a very large 220 kWh battery pack.

The Lightning uses its 580 horsepower to go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds. This is properly quick for a 7,000 lbs AWD crew cab pickup, but not as quick as the more powerful Rivian R1T and Hummer EV pickup trucks we have tested. After the 8,300 lbs boat trailer is attached, the acceleration is similarly impressive.

Check out the full video at our TFLtruck Youtube channel for this first-drive on-road review.