2022 Ford F-150 Lightning EV Battery Specs Confirmed

According to a report by Car and Driver, Ford confirmed their usable battery capacities of the upcoming 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning EV.

The electric truck will have two lithium-ion battery options: a 98.0 kWh standard range battery back and a 131.0 kWh extended range battery pack.

Both these numbers are the net capacity of the battery cells.

As Car and Driver notes, it can be better to report on usable power or the net capacity of a battery cell, as net power is a more helpful metric for drivers. The net capacity is the energy that an EV can draw from the battery to propel itself.

Manufacturers often to release the gross number or the amount the pack can technically hold. The gross number is bigger and hides any potential power loss in the pack.

Ford confirmed the usability numbers of its battery cells. However, it did not confirm the range estimates of the upcoming pickup.

It is estimated that the F-150 will offer up to 300 miles of range on the extended range battery. In comparison, the standard range battery will provide 230 miles of range.

The F-150 will compete directly with the GMC Hummer EV, providing an estimated 350 miles or range.

The pickup will also compete with the only other pure pickup, the Rivian R1T, which the EPA estimated its range at 314 miles.

Ford dealer forcing F-150 Lightning reservation holders to pay $5,000 markup to get their truck at launch

Source: Car and Driver

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