Video: The New All Electric 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Is MUCH Better Than I Expected – Here’s Why!

Let's dig into the new Platinum version of the Lightning.

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We know that the all-new 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is an electric pickup, but does this Platinum version still make sense as a pickup truck. Roman takes a close look at this Lightning Platinum and gives a very thorough walkaround.

First up, the Lightning EV is about the same size as any other Ford F-150. It shares the cab and the bed with the internal combustion versions of the truck. The frame is largely the same as well, but it’s modified to accept the midship battery pack and an independent rear suspension system. This pickup does not have a solid rear axle.

This luxurious Platinum version of the Lightning still offers a good 1,600 lbs of payload and up to 10,000 lbs of maximum towing ability. These are competitive numbers for any half-ton pickup truck – no matter how it’s powered.

Since there is no engine under the hood, this is where the Lightning has a large (approx. 14 cu-ft) frunk storage compartment. It can also be equipped with a 2.4 kW power inverter in the front and a 7.2 kW inverter in the back of the bed.

Check out the video below for all of the details, and please stay tuned for more video reviews of the new F-150 Lightning (towing a trailer and going off-road).