The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is set to arrive at U.S. dealers in just a few months, and order holders are waiting with baited breath to be the first to take ownership of the paradigm-shifting pickup. As Ford Authority previously detailed, demand and hype around the all-electric pickup is so high that it remains the top considered truck of its kind while The Blue Oval is facing such a substantial backlog for orders that it stopped taking reservations for the EV some time ago. But the million dollar question surrounding the truck from day one has largely centered around its range, and thanks to a member of the F-150gen14 forum, the EPA estimated range figures for several trims have been revealed for the first time.
|2022 Ford F-150 Lightning EPA Estimated Range||2022 Ford F-150 Lightning 240V EPA Estimated Charge Time|
|Standard Range Battery|
|Pro||230 miles||11.9 hours|
|Extended Range Battery|
|Pro||320 miles||10.1 hours|
|Lariat||320 miles||10.1 hours|
|Platinum||300 miles||9.3 hours|
The leaked info comes courtesy of several digital window stickers that contain the most important information future owners are no doubt greatly interested in: the EPA estimated range of the trucks. Unfortunately, several models were unaccounted for in the leak, such as the entire XLT lineup and Lariat Standard Range battery models, but based on the identical figures achieved by the Pro and Lariat Extended Range models, the equivalent XLT variants will likely not deviate much from the aforementioned range estimates, if at all. There is nothing but good news with these figures, especially as it relates to non-Platinum Extended Range trucks, as they beat the targeted EPA estimate of 300 miles. This will likely please the fleet buyers who are exclusively allowed to pair the Lightning Pro with the Extended Range battery, and Lariat customers who desire a little more luxury in their pickups.
As for possible explanations regarding the Platinum’s slightly shorter range estimate, it most likely relates to the standard 22-inch wheels. By contrast, Pro models boast 18-inch wheels, while the XLT features those same units, plus optional 20-inch wheels that are also the only wheels available on Lariat.
In any event, future 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning owners have much to celebrate with this news, and it may get better for them once they start using their trucks in earnest. As Ford Authority previously explained, tech reviewer Marques Brownlee was apparently told that the Lightning’s targeted range estimates were calculated using a 1,000 pound cargo baseline, meaning owners may potentially achieve better real world range than the EPA estimates suggest. In any event, this isn’t the first time The Blue Oval delivered on its targeted mileage estimates for one of its vehicles. The 2022 Ford Maverick and 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT both benefitted from the automaker’s expert calibrations, with the latter vehicle even beating the company’s targeted figures.