First drive review: 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning revolutionizes the pickup truck

For the extended-range battery and four-wheel drive, as well as 320 miles of range (300 miles on Platinum) it’ll cost at least $72,474 for the XLT. That’s a whopping $19,500 difference between battery sizes in the XLT. The Lariat price difference is $10,000, with the Lariat extended range costing $77,474, which is nearly double the base Pro. Writing this made my heart sink. 

Ford EVs still qualify for the $7,500 federal EV tax credit, depending on what you owe on your taxes. But still. 

On one calm 46-mile trip, averaging a hair under 60 mph, the Pro standard-range averaged 2.0 miles per kwh, according to the onboard computer. On another much less forgiving trip, with the a/c on, many hard starts, and a general on-road pounding, the F-150 Lightning Platinum with the extended range battery, it didn’t really vary. Over 95 miles at about 36 mph, it averaged 2.1 miles per kwh, according to the trip computer.

On the road, Ford spots Lightning owners the first 250 kw on Electrify America’s DC fast-charging network, good for about three to four charges, by Ford’s estimate. DC fast-charging at up to 150 kw will go from 15-80% of charge in less than 45 minutes, with either pack size. 

greencarreports First drive review: 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning revolutionizes the pickup truck

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