The critically-acclaimed 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is capable of doing a lot of things, perhaps most notably, charging other EVs and even powering homes for days at a time. The Lightning’s vehicle-to-vehicle charging capability is obviously meant to help provide juice to other all-electric vehicles, but as we’ve also seen, the EV pickup can even charge itself, sort of. Now, the folks behind the YouTube channel Out of Spec Motoring have conducted a bit of an experiment to see how well this particular feature works, and the results are undoubtedly impressive.
In this particular experiment, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is used to charge five other EVs at once, letting the charge take place overnight to see just how much energy can be...
The Ford F-150 Lightning is aimed at reducing fuel consumption, but it turns out the electric pickup can consume itself.
One of the F-150 Lightning's standout features is its bi-directional charging capability, which allows the battery pack to be used as an energy source for other electrical equipment.
That includes power tools, radios, entire homes during blackouts and even other electric vehicles. Not just other vehicles, in fact.Shortly after its launch in May, several testers decided to see what happens
Shortly after its launch in May, several testers decided to see what happens if you plug the F-150 Lightning's charging cable into its own 240-volt outlet in the bed, which is powered by a 7.2-kilowatt inverter on top models. It...
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The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is inching closer to its spring launch, and quite a few pre-production models have already been produced at the brand new Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center. However, the process of assembling this all-electric pickup is certainly a lot different than what we’ve become accustomed to, as we can see in this video from FoMoCo itself that was recently posted to TikTok.
The short clip shows a 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning going through the process of assembly, starting out with the body, which rolls in on an autonomous sled, as there are no assembly lines at this particular plant. From there, we see a worker install the completed dashboard, followed by a windshield, door panels, and the bed before the whole thing...
The first F-150 Lightning goes to a rural Michigan man who also owns a Tesla Model 3.
A rural Michigan man became the first person in the nation to receive a Ford F-150 Lightning, according to Bloomberg. Nicholas Schmidt, the chief technology officer of a grid optimization startup, took delivery Thursday of a silver electric truck at Richardson Ford, a dealership in the small town of Standish, Michigan.
According to Bloomberg, Schmidt owns a Tesla Model 3 and put a deposit down for one of the company’s Cybertrucks and also considered purchasing a Rivian R1T truck as well. He said his wife was relieved when it was clear that the F-150 Lightning would be the first to arrive. (Schmidt has since tweeted that his Cybertruck reservation is...
The F-150 Lightning strikes together with opportunity
Your new all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning™ ushers in a whole new world and how you live in it. Now, before your truck actually arrives, is your opportunity to set yourself up to take advantage of everything the electric revolution will bring. Like many technological breakthroughs, it starts in your garage.
How much easier can it get?
While you can simply plug it into the wall, achieving the all-electric F-150 Lightning's™ full potential requires the right home charging setup.
For the fastest...
Getting closer to seeing these Lightning's on lots. Hopefully by the summer they will be readily available for purchase for the customers that have reservations. We were able to locate the sticker pricing for the various models.
Base Lightning Price:
The base version, the one that is supposedly for fleet customers only. Whether an individual can order one is unclear at this moment. Notice it lists for $41,669, including transportation and has an EPA range of 230 miles – precisely what Ford predicted. It also shows this truck has an MPGe of 68 miles (combined) and uses 49 kWh to travel 100 miles.
Base Extended Range Price:
The extended range battery. 70 MPGe/48 kWh per 100 miles for $50,374.
Ford CEO, Jim Farley, has been a busy man as of late. So many newly promoted Ford vehicles, along with the original models. Farley's latest statement about the Lightning is that is the EPA range estimates for the electric truck will range from 230 miles of range to the possibility up to 320 miles on a single charge. Obviously the more expensive battery will get consumers more milage.
The standard battery provides a range of 230 miles, while upgrading to the Extended Range battery boosts that to 320 miles, says Farley.
The Platinum model (pictured above), only available with the bigger battery, can go 300 miles on a charge, but most likely losing some range due to larger wheels and a taller ride height.
Farley confirmed the...
The Ford F-150 Lightning can serve as a backup home power supply with its new bi-directional charging capabilites, but soon Ford hopes to do the same for the office thanks to the partnership with Cisco, makers of Webex conference software.
Ford CEO Jim Farley announced on Tuesday, “We’re going all in, creating separate but complementary businesses that give us start-up speed and unbridled innovation.” So far that effort has seen the company announce in recent months plans to separate its EV and ICE businesses, produce in excess of 600,000 EVs annually by in 2023, and introduce seven new EV models to the European market in the next few years.
And what better way for Ford to fully capture the hearts and minds of the American driving...
Ford has launched its new Ford Charge Station Pro, a bi-directional home charging station that works with the upcoming F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck.
It is offered at a surprisingly good price, considering it enables backup power and can basically replace a generator or Tesla Powerwall.
When Ford unveiled the F-150 Lightning, one of the features that created the most buzz was its support for bi-directional charging: Ford intelligent Backup Power.
It means that the electric pickup truck can send power back to power a home, another vehicle, or virtually anything it can plug into.
This is a feature that we have seen more and more in electric vehicles lately, including in the recent Hyundai Ioniq 5, but it’s especially...
Ford's been busy getting the F-150 Lightning ready for the springtime launch, including some recent cold-weather testing. On one of the final was one of the final cold-weather testing trips up to Alaska, the Lightning team took some time to shoot some video and take some pictures of the electric pickup having some fun in the snow.
Cold weather testing is an important part of vehicle validation regardless of the type of powertrain, but for electric vehicles, it may be even more important.
That's because automakers are still trying to figure out the impact that the cold weather has on the vehicle's performance and driving range. EVs are a relatively new technology, and different battery chemistries have different performance...
In 2021, the Ford Lightning was the most anticipated EV release of the year. Now Ford has EV competition this year with GMC and Rivian. All 3 EV's (the only car on the list was Hyundais' loniq 5) have been named "Best New Cars for 2020." The Lightning is planning to start delivering in the Spring of this year (2022) and customers have been ordering the EV on Ford's Order Bank since late January. According to AutoTrader:
“Combining the popularity of the F-150 pickup with the capability off an all-electric vehicle creates a real winner. With Ford’s Intelligent Backup Power, over-the-air software updates, and 11 power outlets available, this version of the F-150 is the perfect tool for both consumers and contractors. Bonus points for...
With the first customers expecting to be able to pick up their Lightning this spring, more details are coming out about how the new EV is more than just a truck! The Pro model (base package) starts at just below $40k but if you want 300 miles of range per charge, owners will have to upgrade to the larger battery pack option, which bumps the price up to at least $72k. Kicker is, the upgraded battery will allow owners to power ones home for up to 3 days with the new Ford Intelligent Backup Power feature.
The Blue Oval automaker has partnered with Sunrun, one of the nation’s largest solar companies, to turn the electric truck into a power bank for your house. This is a first in the pickup truck segment and Ford promises the 131 kWh...
Ford has issued a warning to all dealerships that are attempting to take advantage of 150 Lightning reservation holders and requesting more money from customers. But it looks like that might be an issue on preventing markups.
In a report by electrek, they published how some Ford dealers are taking advantage of the huge demand for the Lightning and are marking the sticker price by as much as $30,000. Some of them were asking for ridiculous prices for the first few units of the electric pickup truck that they are expecting to get. A few of them were also asking for bigger deposits to get access to those early units.
Ford has sent out a bulletin to its dealerships that they (Ford) is attempting to crack down on some of those businesses...
On of January 4th, 2022, Ford Motor said it plans to almost double the yearly production of its upcoming EV F-150 Lightning to a 150k vehicles per year by mid-2023. This puts out a positive sign for the demand of the Lightning, even though Ford underestimated the demand for the truck. The initial output was only set to be around 40,000 trucks!
Ford's stock reached a new 52-week high day of $24.56 a share on January 4th before closing at $24.31, which is an increase of 11.7%. Its was Ford Motor's highest daily stock increase since June of 2020. Would say that the Lightning has hand in helping this increase.
Ford’s production plans come before the automaker starts taking orders for the vehicle on Thursday. The company received about...
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