The hotly anticipated 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is coming into a sparsely populated section, for now. Just a person electrical truck has overwhelmed it to marketplace: the Rivian R1T. Ford announced range targets for the F-150 Lightning last 12 months, but now these figures may perhaps be confirmed with a established of purported window stickers leaked on an F-150 forum. Here is what we know.
Documents claim to show that EPA estimates exceed Ford’s formal figures
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is launching with your selection of two battery packs, which Ford refers to as standard-variety and extended-variety. Ford earlier said the common pack is estimated to consider the Lightning 230 miles, although the extended pack should really get motorists to 300 miles. So much, we have not noticed official EPA estimates, but a consumer on f150gen14.com posted a established of window stickers that seem to be reliable. If they are authentic, then they are our first seem at precise EPA estimates.
Of the window stickers that leaked, three stood out to us: these for the client-quality Platinum and Lariat trim levels — equally with the prolonged-range pack — and the fleet-focused Lightning Professional with the conventional-assortment battery. The Lightning Professional exhibits a variety of 230 miles, and the Platinum exhibits 300 miles, both of which line up with Ford’s initial estimates. The surprise is that the sticker of the Lariat with the prolonged-assortment battery displays a assortment of 320 miles. Theoretically, the Lightning Lariat with the prolonged-selection pack must give a bit more variety than the Rivian R1T with its so-called Massive pack (the only battery pack presently obtainable).
Apart from assortment, the Lightning vans explained have merged mpg-e scores in between 66 (Platinum) and 70 (Lariat). The R1T sits at 70 mpg-e merged and utilizes fewer electric power on the highway than the F-150 Lightning variants, but some Lightnings are additional productive in the city.
R1T will likely beat the Lightning’s array with the impending Max battery pack
Rivian has now introduced a Max battery pack, with a claimed 180-kWh capacity, that it states will get the R1T extra than 400 miles. So considerably, Ford’s 300-mile pack is the greatest on offer you, leaving it a little bit powering in a section regarded for fierce opposition.
Ford’s cross-city rival is also about to get in on the electric truck action. Chevrolet is in the system of readying its Silverado EV with a 200-kWh max pack sizing, which would eclipse even the Rivian’s Max pack when it launches. That remaining reported, the Silverado EV better enjoy its weight. If not it’s going to close up like the Hummer EV, with its 47 mpg-e and 329 miles of variety — the two of which are rather very low thinking of the huge capability of its pack.
Rivian’s R1T defeat the Ford F-150 Lightning to marketplace, and purported leaks of the Lightning’s window sticker present that several variations of the Rivian have superior array. That said, presented Rivian’s ongoing manufacturing woes, possibly it truly is greater that Ford allow its hugely predicted electric pickup cook a minor more time.