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F-150 Lightning Gets More Power, Capability, and Range

The Ford F-150 Lightning is one of the most powerful — and affordable — full-size electric trucks in Canada. Since its debut, Ford has taken this beastly vehicle even further and worked to enhance its range, power, and capability.

“We were seriously focused on raising the bar on this truck, including after we revealed it, so we can deliver more for our customers,” said Dapo Adewusi, F-150 Lightning vehicle engineering manager.

One way the new F-150 Lightning has gotten better is with its horsepower. The extended-range battery pack now delivers 580 horsepower, which is up from the targeted 563. Meanwhile, the standard-range battery pack has also improved to 452 horsepower from 426. Both batteries create an incredible 775 lb-ft of torque, which is the most any F-150 pickup has ever offered.

With all of that added power, it makes sense that the F-150 Lightning’s payload has increased. You can now expect to haul an additional 235 pounds in the truck’s bed, totaling 2,234 pounds of max available payload capacity.

It was previously announced that the F-150 Lightning’s range had improved for its XLT and Lariat trims with the extended-range battery. The range for these models went up by 32 kilometres to a total EPA estimated range of 515 km.[1]

Are you excited about the future of the new F-150 Lightning? Keep in touch with our team at AM Ford Sales in Trail, British Columbia, to receive additional updates on this exciting EV truck and other Ford models.

[1] Excludes Platinum models. Based on full charge. Targeted range based on analytical projection consistent with Government of Canada approved US EPA combined drive cycle. The actual range varies with conditions such as external environment, vehicle use, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age and state of health.

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New F-150 Lightning Can Take What Any Season Dishes Out

It’s natural to be skeptical about the capability of an electric truck. There haven’t been many made until recently. But Ford decided to quell any doubts by testing the new F-150 Lightning in the harsh weather of Alaska to truly see how the electric truck performs.

“Alaska provides us the extremely cold temperatures, snow, and ice-covered surfaces that we need to push the F-150 Lightning in this type of testing, which is really focused on dialing in how the truck delivers its power to the ground on slippery surfaces,” said Cameron Dillon, F-150 Lightning powertrain engineer.

“Customers may not regularly see minus 34-degree Celsius mornings like we are seeing here, but they will see winter cold, snow, and icy roads, and they should feel confident their F-150 Lightning is ready for all of it,” Dillon added.

The Ford F-150 Lightning can tackle any season, especially our bitterly cold winters here in Trail, thanks to a handful of useful tools. This includes its standard always-on 4×4 system, front and rear dual motors, quick torque delivery, an electronic-locking rear differential, selectable drive modes, and its low centre of gravity.

If you’d like to know more about what the all-new 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning can do, simply contact our team or visit us at AM Ford Sales in Trail, BC.