320-mile EPA vary beats Rivian R1T, effectivity meets it

320-mile EPA vary beats Rivian R1T, effectivity meets it


The U.S. EPA has posted vary and effectivity numbers for the 2022 F-150 Lightning electrical pickup truck—delivering extra vary, and thus higher effectivity, than Ford had initially hinted for the much-anticipated truck.

With the non-compulsory 131-kwh extended-range battery pack, the Lightning can have 320 miles of vary in XLT, Lariat and fleet-only Professional trim. That is higher than the “as much as 300 miles” Ford mentioned when it unveiled the Lightning in 2021. That vary estimate shrinks to 230 miles with the 98-kwh standard-range battery pack.

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning EPA scores

With the addition of MPGe figures, now simply posted, it turns into clear that the F-150 Lightning in that high extended-range model achieves the identical 70-MPGe (48 kwh/100 mi) score because the Rivian R1T in its sole model at present obtainable. The F-150 Lightning is extra environment friendly than the R1T within the metropolis cycle. It earns 78/63 MPGe scores for metropolis/freeway, whereas the R1T earns 74/66 MPGe, respectively.

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning vs. 2022 Rivian R1T EPA ratings

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning vs. 2022 Rivian R1T EPA scores

The high-end F-150 Lightning Platinum, which is simply obtainable with the extended-range battery pack, will get a 300-mile vary estimate. That exceeds the 280-mile estimate talked about when Ford first revealed Lightning battery pack particulars in December 2021.

Ford has mentioned that on a 150-kw DC fast-charger, the Lightning will go from 15% to 80% in 41 minutes with the prolonged vary pack, or 44 minutes with the standard-range pack. On an 80-amp Degree 2 charger, will probably be in a position to get well as much as 30 miles of vary per hour with the bigger battery pack.

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Professional

The Lightning will even be one of many first autos in america to supply vehicle-to-vehicle charging, because of built-in bi-directional charging functionality. With the suitable Ford-provided {hardware} and a suitable residence set up, the Lightning can even present backup energy for the house, the automaker has mentioned.

In a first experience within the truck, we witnessed the finesse and quiet that its dual-motor powertrain affords. Test again very quickly—like tomorrow—for some firsthand driver’s seat impressions.

This story extensively updates one first posted on March 22, when Ford confirmed EPA scores. With this, they have been confirmed by the EPA in formally posted figures.


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October 2022