With the F-150 Lightning, Ford’s mantra so far seems to be “under-promise, over-deliver”. First comes the range estimates for Automaker’s standard-range and extended-range batteries, which are miles shy of the official ratings given by the Environmental Protection Agency. Now, less than a week after the company held a big show to begin production of the Lightning, Ford has found a little more fairy dust to sprinkle on the Lightning that will make it to owners this year. First, the output climbs for both powertrains. The standard 98-kWh battery is rated from 426 horsepower to 452 hp. The larger 131-kWh battery is rated from 563 hp to 580 hp Both are stationary at 775 pound-feet of torque.
Ford said the upgraded figures are provided at the peak of the motor, maximum battery power. Anyone watching the Automaker’s pickup sibling competition has surpassed the F-150 Raptor for standard-range battery output, winning 452 to 450 scores. Until Raptor R shows up, Electric King in Dearborn.
Increased output has resulted in an increased payload rating, but only for certain configurations that Ford did not elaborate on. Instead of a 2,000-pound maximum payload, special lightnings will be able to “carry an extra 235 pounds” for a 2,235-lb payload.
It’s too late for anyone to get a 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, the production run of every trim sold. We’re looking forward to something even better for the 2023 model, “said the truck’s vehicle engineering manager. Drive’s continued improvement will be a big boost as we begin to receive feedback and ideas from customers as they receive their lightning. ” The opportunity to go into action for the 2023 model year should open up in a few months.