Ford’s mantra with the F-150 Lightning up to now appears to be “Under-promise, over-deliver.” First got here the automaker’s differ estimates for the standard-range and extended-range batteries that have been miles shy of the reputable scores bestowed by means of the Environmental Coverage Company. Now, lower than every week after the corporate placed on a large display for the beginning of Lightning manufacturing, Ford has discovered a bit of extra fairy mud to sprinkle at the Lightnings that may make it to homeowners this 12 months. First, output climbs for each powertrains. The usual 98-kWh battery is going from being rated at 426 horsepower to 452 hp. The bigger 131-kWh battery is going from being rated at 563 hp to 580 hp. Each cling secure at 775 pound-feet of torque.
Ford did say the upgraded figures are the motor’s peaks, delivered at height battery energy. For somebody preserving tabs at the automaker’s pickup sibling competition, the standard-range battery overtakes the F-150 Raptor for output, successful by means of a ranking of 452 to 450. Till the Raptor R presentations up, electrical is king in Dearborn.
The greater output has become an greater payload ranking, however just for sure configurations that Ford did not move into element on. As an alternative of a 2,000-pound most payload, explicit Lightnings will have the ability to “haul an extra 235 pounds,” for a 2,235-lb payload.
It is too overdue for somebody to get a 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, the manufacturing run of each trim offered out. We await extra sweets for the 2023 fashion, the truck’s automobile engineering supervisor announcing, “We were seriously focused on raising the bar on this truck, including after we revealed it, so we can deliver more for our customers … And our drive for continuous improvement will get a big boost when we start getting feedback and ideas from customers when they receive their Lightnings.” The danger to get in at the motion for the 2023 fashion 12 months will have to open up in a couple of months.