When is the Ford F-150 Lightning Release Date?

F-150 Lightning

The Ford F-150 Lightning release date is coming soon. Specifically, we've received an estimated release date slated for spring of 2022. Beyond that, we don't have a precise date of arrival for this shockingly advanced electric truck. What we do have for you is plenty of information on the specs, features, and all sorts of new tricks that it'll bring. In short, it's the most dramatic evolution this truck has ever seen, propelling beloved work-ready ruggedness and daily-driving greatness to new all-electric, seamlessly connected heights.

That's only the beginning, really, as an entire suite of purposefully advanced tech will make this the most advanced Ford F-150 ever to hit the road. From time-tested toughness to modern semi-autonomous driving capabilities, we'll walk you through the many exciting sides of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning on this page. Once you've seen it all, you can place your reservation below and get ready for the latest evolution of this model

It's Been a Long Time Coming

It may have debuted with lightning-quick fanfare, but the Ford F-150 Lightning release date has been brewing for a while. Developed for years prior, we saw our first glimpse of what's possible in 2019 with a prototype all-electric F-150..

Ford F-150 Lightning Range and Charging

Showing them who's boss begins with playing the range game. It's one of the most important specs for an all-electric vehicle, and the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning will impress with a targeted EPA-estimated range of 230 miles1 for the standard-range battery. A targeted EPA-estimated range of 300 miles1 will come with the available extended-range battery. Getting that battery charged up is something that the F-150 Lightning stands out for, too.

With North America's largest public charging network2 backing it, your charging needs won't go unanswered. Even without dedicated electric vehicle charging stations, every F-150 Lightning includes a 32-amp charger to use with a typical 120V or 240V outlet like the ones you'd find in your home..

Helping to remove any range anxiety, the Ford F-150 Lightning release date will bring a feature called Intelligent Range. In essence, it precisely calculates an estimated range figure by taking into account the weather, traffic conditions, road grade, payload, tow weight, and more. The estimated range displayed will update as these conditions change.

Ford F-150 Lightning Performance and Practicality

So the Ford F-150 Lightning release date will bring some competitive all-electric specs, but what about the traditional truck benchmarks? Fear not; they're all hit with powerful capabilities. You’ll find that 426 horsepower accompanies the standard-range battery, while the extended-range battery delivers 563 horsepower.

What that impressive torque also helps deliver are work-ready capacities for any job. Starting with the size, you get a 5.5-foot bed and SuperCrew cab. In that bed, you can haul a targeted max payload of up to 2,000 lbs when properly equipped. Towing comes easy, and with a targeted maximum towing capacity of 10,000 lbs when properly equipped, you'll be able to pull along just about anything.

Aside from inside the bed, cargo is well handled in the front. With the traditional gas engine gone, under the hood of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning lies a Mega Power Frunk. You can fit just about any load up to 400 lbs inside it. But, you can also power all your devices from it by using the included four 120V outlets, one USB-C outlet, and one USB-A outlet.

Ford F-150 Lightning Features and Tech

The massive range of advanced features in this model will leave you beyond impressed. Here's a rundown of the key technology that makes the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning so exciting:

Ford Intelligent Backup Power

Nature can throw a curveball sometimes. With an F-150 Lightning, you can be prepared for it to hit. Using the Ford Charge Station Pro, leave the truck plugged in overnight. If a storm causes power to go down, Ford Intelligent Backup Power will automatically or manually activate, turning your F-150 Lightning into a home power supply3. Producing 9.6 kW of peak energy, it'll provide full power for up to three days. Ration the power, and it'll last you for up to ten days4.


Available to offer you semi-autonomous driving, BlueCruise works with designated sections of divided highways for hands-free driving capabilities. Dubbed Hands-Free Blue Zones, you'll find over 100,000 miles of North American roads to use it on.

Digital productivity screen and 15.5-inch portrait touchscreen

Find a standard 12-inch touchscreen with Sync® 4, or choose the available expansive 15.5-inch portrait touchscreen with Sync® 4A. Either will keep you connected, displaying all you need to know in a crisp hi-res display. From voice recognition to over-the-air software updates, the infotainment options make the Ford F-150 Lightning release date a thoroughly modern event. So does the digital productivity screen, giving you an all-digital gauge cluster for even greater connectivity and control.

Selectable drive modes

Your F-150 Lightning can handle just about any terrain you may face. Choose from drive modes like Normal, Tow/Haul, Sport, or Off-Road, and performance will be optimized for the conditions at hand. With a standard 4X4 layout, the F-150 Lightning also comes with skid plates and underbody protection to handle whatever off-road adventures you have planned.

4G LTE hotspot

While you use the available interior work surface as your mobile office, send emails, browse documents, and handle the workday with a 4G LTE wireless hotspot. It's one of the many ways an F-150 Lightning will help keep you connected for both work and play.

...and much more

While we can't fit all the many features here, know this: Those who reserve Ford F-150 Lightning trucks are reserving a taste of the future. There's much more to discover, like the available Phone As A Key feature and the ability to open or close the Mega Power Frunk using your phone.

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Price

So we've reached the part you've been eagerly waiting for: What is the Ford F-150 Lightning price? Well, on the base level, you're looking at a starting MSRP of $39,9745. Select a higher trim like the F-150 Lightning XLT, and a starting MSRP of $52,9745 will accompany it. On the highest end, the F-150 Lightning Platinum can come with an MSRP of up to $90,4745 with all the bells and whistles.

Whichever one you go for, you may also qualify for some savings. Purchasing an F-150 Lightning gives you a potential federal tax credit of $7,5006. We can't wait for its arrival at our dealership.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can the Ford F-150 Lightning tow?

Yes, the all-electric 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning can not only tow up to a targeted maximum towing capacity of 10,000 lbs. For the standard-range battery, you'll get a still-impressive targeted maximum towing capacity of 7,700 lbs. Either way, you'll be towing all your tools, gear, or toys with serious all-electric might.

What bed sizes are available on the Ford F-150 Lightning?

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, for now, will only come in one bed size, though there is potential for more options to join in later. Specifically, your 2022 F-150 Lightning will arrive in SuperCrew configuration with a 5.5-foot bed.

How much will the Ford F-150 Lightning cost?

The Ford F-150 Lightning price will vary depending on trim level, selected options, and further fees and taxes. That said, on the base level, a For F-150 Lightning comes with a starting price of $39,974 MSRP5. On the top end, one can carry a starting price of up to $90,474 MSRP5. Other trims fall in-between this range, like the 2022 F-150 Lightning XLT with its starting price of $52,974 MSRP5.

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1Based on full charge. USA EPA-targeted range reflecting current status based on analytical projection consistent with US EPA combined drive-cycle. The actual range varies with conditions such as external environment, vehicle use, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age, and status of health. Final EPA-estimated ratings available in 2022 calendar year.

2Based on original equipment manufacturer(OEM)/automotive manufacturers that sell all-electric vehicles and have publicly announced charging networks. Department of Energy data used.

3When home is properly equipped and home transfer switch disconnects home from the grid.

4Based on 30 kWh use per day using the F-150 Lightning with extended-range battery. Your results may vary depending on energy usage.

5MSRP for base vehicle. Excludes destination/delivery fee plus government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge. Optional equipment not included. Starting A, Z and X Plan price is for qualified, eligible customers and excludes document fee, destination/delivery charge, taxes, title and registration. Not all vehicles qualify for A, Z or X Plan. All Mustang Shelby GT350® and Shelby® GT350R prices exclude gas guzzler tax.

6You may qualify for as much as $7,500 in federal tax incentives for purchasing an all-electric Ford vehicle. The federal tax credit is a potential future tax savings. The F-150 Lightning has not yet been certified as qualified for the credit by the IRS. The federal tax credit amount may be reduced according to credit phase-out rules. The amount of your tax savings will depend on your individual tax circumstances. For additional information, go to https://www.afdc.energy.gov/laws/409. Please consult your tax professional to determine the eligibility and the amount of your incentive. Tax incentives are not within Ford’s control and this information does not constitute tax advice

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