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2022 Ford F-150 Lightning EPA Range Estimates Unofficially Revealed

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 Range And Charging Time Estimates
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.

We’ll have more on the Lightning soon, so subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-150 Lightning news, and continuous Ford news coverage.

Ed owns a 1986 Ford Taurus LX, and he routinely daydreams about buying another one, a fantasy that may someday become a reality.

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Comments

  1. David Dickinson

    Are batteries any different, or do you just get throttled by the software if you don’t pay more up front for the vehicle?

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    1. Justin L.

      The battery packs are smaller on the shorter range models.

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  2. Mike

    So when are they going to raise the price, just about every other EV maker has done, or says they are going to?

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    1. Mike

      Half the people who ordered just want to resell for a huge profit, like the Bronco. Never mind what the dealers will be adding on. $10k-$20k mark up by dealers. There’s no room for Ford to mark them up, especially with that horrible range. My brother is a fleet manager for a Ford dealer. That’s where my numbers come from, along with talking to a few people that ordered one. Unless there’s a change, there’s only 50k chassis’s allotted for the Lightning so jacking the price won’t be hard.

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  3. Bob

    The power suppliers will be jacking their rates up as more fools buy the electric buggys.
    Bigger electric bill versus a bigger gas bill.
    I’ll take the gas.
    And when the big Lithium battery needs replacing, hit the friendly banker for a high interest loan.

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    1. mpulsiv

      Bigger electric bills? I drive both. Gas guzzler for long distance and electric for daily driving.
      My cost breakdown by averaging 1000 miles/month:
      *Gas car = $240 monthly expense
      *Electric car = $35 monthly expense

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      1. Mark

        This is my experience if you can have 2 vehicles. Plug-in for long distance and on the plug for short when l get there. Electric for general local daily driver with small pack (230 Miles). Great balance.

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    2. Everyday Patriot

      You’re not making sense.
      Do you know the current cost of a kilowatt hour where you live?
      Do you know the price of non-renewable fossil fuels where you live?
      Do you know the range of your fuel tank?
      With a little math, you’ll see what it costs you to go 300 miles versus what it costs an electric vehicle to go 300 miles.
      Don’t be afraid of Logic and Reason; they’re not here to hurt anyone.

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      1. Tigger

        And it costs $10000 to $20000 more front for a comparably equipped EV. How long will it take to recoup the up front costs?

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  4. Explorer ST

    I wonder if this was tested with 1k lbs of cargo. This is what Ford did in their initial testing at reveal

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  5. Dave Hart

    The issue is what does the intended end user plan to use the truck for? If it is towing, better stick to gasoline-powered. Towing should suck the batteries dry in no time flat. We all know what winter does to batteries.
    Too early in development for me to sink that kind of money into an EV truck.

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  6. Kenny D

    HUH……. Well, I PAID the $100.00, and made my Reservation within the FIRST 2 WEEKS!! NEVER got any kind of E Mail, Call, TEXT, or anything of its kind to place my order. So I called my DEALER, and he Didn’t know SQUAT!!!! I was so PISSED OFF I just Cancelled my Pre Order!!! I ordered an ICE Job Instead. As far as Cost’s, I been watching EV Channels like State of Charge, and MUNRO Live and others to get some decent Information on Cost’s of Charging an EV. Here, In Califoreignia, the KW hours are out the Window Already and we can see Future Rate Increases from “Pilfer, Gouge, and Exploit” (PG&E) Already. So good Luck when you look back and say, They told us EV’s would be Cheaper??? N O T!!!! And if these IDIOT’S don’t start Listening to Elan Musk and start increasing GAS and OIL Output “IMMEDIATELY” this State/Country is gonna Completely FAIL and FALL Flat on It’s Behind, and the rest of the World will be Laughing at us as they are already! And Good Luck Towing “Anything” Anywhere with an EV Truck, and you wanna POWER YOUR HOUSE With one???? Ha, Better do your Home work first. You don’t just back into your Garage and Plug in your House during a Crisis!!!! Don’t work like that!. Good Luck if you ordered one of these, I do hope it works out for some unknown reason, But we at this point aren’t gonna put ourselves through the Panic Attack’s and EV Charging on the Run anxiety Issues that we do NOT have Now. And….. Who’s gonna Build the Infrastructure to Support this Thing??? Anyone have that answer yet??? Didn’t think So!

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  7. rongstad

    400 miles per week
    320 miles / 131kWh battery = 2.44 miles/kWh
    $0.06/kWh (off peak) / 2.44 miles / kWh = $0.025/mile = $9.82 per week
    $4.00 per gallon / 20 mpg = $0.20/mile x 400 miles = $80 per week

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