The first 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning deliveries are underway as the strategically-important EV pickup appears to be a massive hit, at least by early standards. The critically-acclaimed F-150 Lighting sold out quickly for the 2022 model year, exceeding FoMoCo’s expectations by a long shot and prompting it to significantly ramp up its planned production over the coming years as it remains the most-considered EV pickup on the market. To us, that early success is only proof that a Ford Expedition electric SUV should be the next big all-electric Blue Oval product.
There are a number of reasons why we think a Ford Expedition electric model would be a huge hit, much like the F-150 Lightning. For starters, a three-row, full-size EV SUV could have the same impact on the market that the F-150 Lightning is having on the full-size truck market, and currently, it would have no competition in that regard. An EV version of the Expedition could also help it regain some clout in that segment, particularly as the Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban, and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL are currently beating it in terms of sales. Additionally, the refreshed 2022 Ford Expedition doesn’t offer the twin-turbo Ford 3.5L V6 PowerBoost hybrid as an option, while the refreshed 2023 Toyota Sequoia comes standard with the automaker’s i-Force Max hybrid powertrain.
Sales Numbers - Mainstream Full-Size SUVs - Q1 2022 - USA
|MODEL||Q1 22 / Q1 21||Q1 22||Q1 21||Q1 22 SHARE||Q1 21 SHARE|
|GMC YUKON XL||+39.49%||9,173||6,576||12%||8%|
The refreshed 2022 Ford Expedition – which was revealed last September, along with Timberline and Stealth Performance Package variants – continues to ride on the Ford T3 platform, which it shares with the Ford F-150 and Lincoln Navigator. Thus, it would presumably be easy for The Blue Oval to electrify the full-size SUV, giving it the media buzz and clout that it needs to become even more competitive in a highly-competitive segment.
Since its launch, the 2022 Expedition has earned a host of accolades, including landing on Kelley Blue Book’s Best Family Cars of 2022 list and scoring KBB’s Best Full-Size SUV honors. We think that a Ford Expedition electric could go a long way in giving the model a boost, but we also want to hear what our readers think – so be sure and vote in the poll below and tell us whether or not Ford should build an Expedition EV!