F-150® Lightning® General Product Information

Get answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the F-150 Lightning here.

Contents

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Vehicle Construction and Performance
Vehicle Range and Towing
Vehicle Features
Onboard Device Charging and At-Home Backup Power
F-150 Lightning Purchasing

Vehicle Construction and Performance

Select from the questions to learn more about your F-150 Lightning:

Where is the F-150 Lightning built?

The F-150 Lightning is built at the Rouge complex, in an all-new facility built specifically for the F-150 Lightning. It is proudly assembled in the United States out of domestic and globally sourced parts.*

How is the F-150 Lightning engineered for capability and performance?

Every F-150 Lightning goes through the same Built Ford Tough® engineering and testing regimen every other F-Series truck endures. The F-150 internal combustion engine version was tested with the equivalent of 7.4 million miles before the first vehicle went on sale.

What is the acceleration?

The F-150 Lightning with the extended-range battery targets 0 to 60 mph in the 4-second range. It is also targeted to reach peak acceleration in 0.6 seconds.**

How many motors does the F-150 Lightning have?

The F-150 Lightning features dual electric motors that have more torque than any F-150 available today. It can tow up to 10,000 lbs with the max trailer tow package and extended-range battery on Pro, XLT, and Lariat models.

Is the F-150 Lightning made of aluminum alloy?

Yes. High-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy is proven to be our best-performing material to meet our Built Ford Tough standards, along with an upgraded, high-strength steel frame.

Does this truck include an all-new frame?

Our new high-strength steel frame was uniquely designed for the F-150 Lightning, developed specifically to help the truck deliver its Built Ford Tough durability and capability.

Which body parts are the same as the gas-powered F-150? 

The F-150 Lightning shares a number of body panels with the internal combustion engine and F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid, which include the doors and bed interior. These commonalities enable the transfer of your accessories and upfits between trucks.

Can the batteries be recycled?

All Ford Electric Vehicle batteries are recyclable. In addition, Ford has recently partnered with Redwood Materials to build a more sustainable battery life-cycle.

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Vehicle Range and Towing

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What is the usable battery capacity of the F-150 Lightning? 

The standard-range battery has 98 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of usable battery energy, and the extended-range battery has 131kWh†† of usable battery energy.

How do I know the range is accurate when towing and hauling?

The F-150 Lightning comes equipped with Intelligent Range that helps calculate range based on past driver behavior, weather conditions, speed, terrain, and even towing and payload (with available onboard scales) to predict how much energy will be used in future driving. 

If the range is impacted notably by any number of factors at the start of a trip, you will receive a notification in your cluster highlighting the new range estimate and details about why the estimate changed.

What is FordPass Power My Trip?

The Power My Trip feature on the FordPass®‡ App considers the truck’s current state of charge and identifies the right charging points along a route to make a trip as efficient as possible, even before you get in the truck.

How does FordPass Power My Trip integrate with towing and payload to make charging easier?

The Ford Trip Planner feature will help take towing and payload into account to give you the best idea of when or where to charge to keep you feeling confident about your available range.

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Vehicle Features

Select from the following questions for answers about different F-150 Lightning model features:

What does the SYNC®‡‡ 4A system on the F-150 Lightning Lariat and Platinum models offer?

The SYNC 4A system is a sleek and modern interface that uses machine learning to learn drivers' preferences and gets better over time with software updates. The available 15.5-inch portrait touchscreen and adaptive dash card interface ditches complicated menus, making it easier to access features.

What is Phone As A Keya?

As an available feature, Phone As A Key (PAAK) is a new alternative to a traditional Intelligent Access key fob. With a securely paired, eligible smartphone as a virtual key, PAAK provides similar capabilities, such as unlocking and locking the doors, opening the liftgate, turning the vehicle on and off remotely, as well as starting and driving the vehicle.

What can you fit in the Mega Power Frunk?

The Mega Power Frunk allows you to easily lock and store items like tools, job site materials, and power equipment. For wet or muddy gear, there is a drain hole to wash it out, making packing virtually anything an option. D-rings, cargo hooks, a cargo net, and a no-skid, removable floor mat help secure a variety of cargo items. It is also wide enough to fit two full sets of golf clubs or two carry-on bags and one checked bag.

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Onboard Charging and At-Home Backup Power

Select from the questions for answers about charging and home power generation with your F-150 Lightning:

What is Pro Power Onboard?

Available Pro Power Onboard on the F-150 Lightning enables 2.4 kilowatts (kW) of in-vehicle power and 9.6 kW of exportable electricity. 

  • The 2.4 kW of power can be used to charge or power devices such as:
    • Tablets and smartphones.
    • Power tools.
  • The 9.6kW Pro Power Onboard provides a 240-volt (V) outlet and enables vehicle-to-vehicle charging with the Mobile Power Cord and adapter. 

Note: Electrical outlets are located in three different areas:

  • Cab
  • Mega Power Frunk
  • Rear bed

How much power is available in the Mega Power Frunk?

Approximately 2.4 kilowatts (kW) of the total Pro Power Onboard is accessed from the Mega Power Frunk for powering tools, appliances, and more. It comes equipped with four electrical outlets and two USB chargers, so it can easily be used as a portable workstation that also powers worksite tools.

What is Ford Intelligent Backup Power?

With Ford Intelligent Backup Power, enabled by the available Ford Charge Station Pro and Home Integration System, your F-150 Lightning can automatically kick in to power your house if your power goes out. Once power is restored, the truck automatically reverts to charging its battery. Based on an average of 30 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of use per day, a fully charged F-150 Lightning with extended-range battery provides full-home power for up to 3 days, or as long as 10 days if power is rationedb, with results varying based on energy usage.

In the future, Ford will introduce Home Power Management, which can use the truck to power homes during high-cost, peak-energy hours while taking advantage of low-cost overnight rates to charge the vehicle in time for your morning drive. This can help save money on electricity that powers your vehicle and home while also taking pressure off the grid in peak usage times.

Who is Ford collaborating with for home charging installation, Intelligent Backup Power, and solar/battery storage?

Ford is teaming up with the nation's leading solar company, Sunrun, to facilitate easy installation of the Home Integration System required for Intelligent Backup Power. 

Qmerit is Ford's partner for Ford Connected Charger and Charge Station Pro installation.

Through these collaborations, you can also install solar energy in your home, enabling you to power your household with clean, affordable energy and charge your F-150 Lightning with the power of the sun.

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F-150 Lightning Purchasing

Select from the questions below for answers about vehicle purchasing:

Do I have to buy from a Ford Dealer?

Yes, you must purchase your F-150 Lightning from an Electric Vehicle (EV)-certified Ford Dealer or Ford EV-certified commercial center. You can do so online and pick up the truck at your selected dealer. 

Is the F-150 Lightning eligible for AXZ Plans?

All F-150 Lightning vehicles are currently eligible for A/Z and D-Plan Pricing. X-Plan pricing is available for the 2024 model year F-150 Lightning.

What is the warranty on the F-150 Lightning?

Our New Vehicle Limited Warranty will help give you peace of mind with the following:

  • Electric Vehicle Component Coverage: Eight years or 100,000 miles (whichever occurs first), with retention of 70% or more of the original High Voltage Battery capacity over that period
  • Powertrain Coverage: Five years/60,000 miles
  • Bumper to Bumper Coverage: Three years/36,000 miles
  • Safety Restraint System Coverage: 5 years/60,000 miles
  • Corrosion Coverage (perforation only): 5 years/unlimited miles
  • Electric Vehicle Roadside Assistance Program: 5 years/60,000 miles

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*Assembled in the U.S.A. with domestic and foreign parts.

**Targeted performance reflects current status based on analytical projections consistent with U.S. Automotive publication processes. Final performance times will be available in the 2022 calendar year.

Max towing on Pro, XLT, and Lariat models with the available extended-range battery and Max Trailer Tow Pkg. Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories, and number of passengers.

††Based on manufacturer calculations using computer engineering simulations. Results may vary.

The FordPass App, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available through a free download. Message and data rates may apply.

‡‡*Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control. Only use mobile phones and other devices, even with voice commands, when it is safe to do so. Not all features are compatible with all phones.

aFeature is available on select vehicles. Features may vary based on model year, trim, options, packages, and supply availability. Use the Build and Price tool to view feature availability on current models. If you have questions or need more information, reference your Owner’s Manual or contact your Ford Dealer. Requires feature activation. Not compatible with all mobile phones.

bWhen home is properly equipped and home transfer switch disconnects home from the grid. Based on 30kWh use per day using the F-150 Lightning with the extended-range battery. Your results may vary depending on energy usage. Rationing power assumes limiting the number of devices and turning the truck off when not needed.