Ford has officially taken the wraps off the all-new 2022 F-150 Lightning Pro – the brand’s first-ever all-electric pickup truck which joins the E-Transit in the growing lineup of electric workhorses.
Purpose built for commercial customers, the F-150 Lightning Pro offers customers a 563 hp 4×4 powertrain, which produces a massive 1050 Nm of torque. It includes an 80-amp Ford Charge Station Pro, which, when combined with the included onboard dual chargers, enables affordable Level 2 overnight charging using battery-friendly AC power – negating the need for expensive DC power installation.
4,500 kg towing capacity
Equipped with the optional Max Trailer Tow Package, the truck’s maximum towing increases to 4.5 tons.
The military-grade aluminium alloy body and upgraded high-strength steel frame support the advanced battery, while the first F-Series independent rear suspension and low centre of gravity help improve isolation from the road, provide a stable ride and reduce steering roll – all while maintaining the durability and reliability expected of an F-150.
Advanced cooling systems help further ensure the truck can thrive even through the toughest of ordeals, while thick, high-strength aluminium alloy protects the components and steel underbody shields are added for extra protection of the battery and dual electric in-board motors in the front and rear.
Hood becomes extra boot
Under the hood, where an internal combustion engine used to be, is a spacious, high-tech cargo area complete with four 120-volt AC Pro Power on-board electrical outlets and two USB ports.
It also features a rugged, water-tight space strong enough to store 400 pounds of cement bags. Under the powered waterfall hood with bumper-height opening, this well-lit space can be locked, unlocked and accessed from either the remote key fob, an exterior button or from inside the vehicle. A one-way drain makes cleaning easy.
The F-150 Lightning Pro will also be offered in a full-size four-door, five-passenger SuperCrew configuration. It features easy-to-clean vinyl seats along with standard SYNC 4 with 12-inch color LCD touch screen and 12-inch productivity screen, plus standard Ford Co-Pilot360™ 2.0 – a comprehensive collection of driver-assist features.
5.5-foot cargo bed
A full-size spare tire is mounted under the 5.5-foot cargo bed – which has similar mounting points to the current F-150 for easy upfitting along with a standard Class IV hitch.
The truck’s Intelligent Range system reduces range anxiety through an adaptive monitoring system that calculates battery range needed to complete a trip, factoring in terrain, weather, cargo and trailer load, and distance to destination.
That data is shared with the cloud-based Ford Power My Trip feature and SYNC 4, so customers can plan their routes and monitor charge use while driving.
Should range become low, the system maps the nearest available charging station from America’s largest public charging network of more than 63,000 plugs – including DC Fast Charging locations – to help ensure drivers are not left stranded.
That being said, the Ford F-150 Lightning Pro is sold in America for about 40,000 USD (RM165,760).