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2022 FORD F-150 LIGHTNING  The Electric F-150 Lightning Pro Brings New Power And Capabilities Never Before Seen In A Full-Size Truck By Elijah Sanchez With electric vehicles demanding a high price tag, it’s comforting to see that the 2022 F-150 Lightning Pro is affordably priced, starting at an MSRP of $39,974. It’s the first-ever all-electric F-Series truck and according to Ford, it offers power, capability, and value with its new electric capabilities and commercial charging solutions.  Offered in a full-size four-door seating five passengers, F-150 Lightning Pro features easy-to-clean vinyl seats. For added luxury and functionality, a standard SYNC 4 with 12-inch color LCD touch screen and 12-inch productivity screen also offer a wide-ranging collection of driver-assist features along with standard Ford Co-Pilot 360 2.0.   Power and performance come at no sacrifice for Lightning Pro’s electric capabilities, offering a standard range battery and dual motor power 4x4 targeting 426 horsepower with a targeted EPA-estimated 230 miles of range with a complementary 32-amp Ford Mobile Charger. The base truck has a targeted 2,000-pound maximum payload capacity, with up to 5,000 pounds of towing capability and an even greater 7,700-pound capability with the added Max Trailer Tow package. If generating 426 horsepower and 775 lb.-ft. of torque isn’t enough, more power and towing range can be optioned with extended-range versions starting at an MSRP of $49,974 for a targeted 536-horsepower 4x4 powertrain. These packages allow customers to combine, tailor and ensure their power, towing, and capability needs are satisfied.  Available 48- and 80- amp chargers enable overnight charging with Level 2 AC plus Ford charge management solutions, while an electric vehicle telematics dashboard and OEM-grade electric vehicle data support fleet management. Lightning Pro’s Intelligent Range system uses an adaptive monitoring system to calculate the battery range necessary to complete a trip, factoring in terrain, weather, cargo, trailer load, and distance to your destination. This data shared with the cloud-based Ford Power My Trip feature and SYNC 4 allows drivers to plan their routes, monitor charge while driving, map the nearest available charging station, and eliminate any worry about running out of charge or being left stranded.  The charging hardware itself starts with a standard 120/240-volt AC 32-amp Ford Mobile Charger, with the option to upgrade to a higher-capacity 48- amp Ford Connected Charge Station, or 80-amp Ford Charge Station Pro to speed up charge times even more. Ford is the only automaker to offer a standard 80-amp charge station with the extended-range truck, allowing customers to take full advantage of the only dual onboard charging system in the industry, cutting the 100% charge time to around eight hours for an EPA-estimated 300-mile range battery. Reliable home AC overnight charging helps reduce battery wear and charging infrastructure investments. When charging is needed on the go, Ford Charging Network’s 150- kilowatt Level 3 DC fast charging locations can deliver a 15% to 80% charge in less than 45 minutes.  F-150 Lightning Pro features the first-ever Mega Power Frunk on an F-series pickup. The absence of an internal combustion engine creates new space for a high-tech, front and center under the hood cargo area. This space contains the built-in Pro Power Onboard AC power source which pushes a standard 2.4 kilowatts of capability through the four outlets in the Mega Power Frunk, with two additional outlets in the cabin and two in the bed. Pro Power Onboard automatically adjusts the truck’s battery range estimates as power is used, and will shut down automatically to prevent the truck from becoming stranded or unable to reach a charging station. In addition to housing this power source, the Frunk also creates 14.1 cubic feet of water-tight storage, carrying up to 400 pounds. This additional well-lit and lockable space creates new possibilities in storage and electrical capabilities in addition to the standard cargo bed outfitted with familiar and reliable F-150 dimensions and mounting points.  For all its electric capabilities, F-150 Lightning Pro doesn’t cut any corners on performance and is built to endure runs across rocks, stones, mud, desert heat, and freezing temperatures at 40-degrees below zero. All F-Series trucks undergo rigorous Built Ford Tough durability testing, including battery and powertrain testing.   Durability and reliability are also built into the military-grade aluminum-alloy body and high-strength steel frame that support the advanced battery. Alloy protects the components along with a steel underbody shield for extra protection of the battery and dual electric in-board motors in the front and rear. The F-Series independent rear suspension and low center of gravity help create separation from the road, reducing steering roll and providing a steady, reliable ride. SJ

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