June 6, 2023


Automotive and technology


EV RANGE TEST: 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Takes Down Rivian R1T

The bigger battery pack would not just come with variety rewards, by the way it also establishes the electricity output of your Lightning. The normal-pack trucks produce 452 horsepower and a large 775 lb-ft of torque, so no disgrace there. Nevertheless, the prolonged-range battery bumps peak output to 580 hp (the 775 lb-ft stays unchanged). That type of electric power scooted our enormous Platinum examination truck to 60 mph in 4 seconds flat at our examination keep track of. Bruh …

But we are focusing on array in this article. The EPA tasks a assortment of 300 miles for the Platinum F-150 (320 miles for the XLT and Lariat models with the more substantial battery pack), which is ideal there with the Rivian’s official 314-mile estimate. Now, we’ve previously viewed the Rivian validate its EPA array estimate, albeit by a hair. Would the electron-juiced F-150 observe match? Would it ever!

Tests the F-150 Lightning in the genuine earth

Edmunds exams every single new electrical automobile on the exact real-entire world driving loop to see just how significantly it can travel from a full cost down to zero miles remaining. If you scroll by way of our EV variety leaderboard, you are going to see that most EVs have matched or exceeded their EPA vary estimates in our tests. A great deal of that has to do with our capacity to examination in close to-suitable disorders calendar year-round.

Our major-shelf 2022 F-150 Lightning Platinum ($93,509 as analyzed, although the 2022s are bought out and a comparable 2023 will operate you $99,609) instantly checks just about every option box offered, in addition to obtaining the bigger battery pack as conventional. The only two choices on our window sticker have been the Max Recline seats and the bedliner. Even though we really don’t question the supplemental devices and luxuries in the Platinum tack on some weight, we suspect the greater 22-inch wheels and tires are to blame for the EPA’s lessen array and efficiency estimates as opposed to all those for the XLT and Lariat.

On check working day, we inflated individuals pizza-tray-sized wheels to the manufacturing facility-suggested pressures of 42 psi and rolled the Lightning on to the scales, recording an formal weight of 6,871 kilos. In case it truly is not apparent, that’s hefty. It is really practically 1,100 lbs a lot more than what the Edmunds’ extensive-phrase F-150 Hybrid weighed in at, while nonetheless lighter that our dimensionally smaller sized Rivian R1T Launch Version, which tipped the scales at 7,069 pounds — carrying a whole of four electrical motors will do that to a truck.

We invested quite a few hrs at the helm our 2022 Lightning with a a little bit sweaty higher lip many thanks to an normal ambient temperature of 81 levels (which is scorching for us), and in the finish we would logged a overall of 332 GPS-confirmed miles, about 10 miles more than what we observed on the Lightning’s onboard trip meter. That is a whopping 32 miles far more than the EPA estimate, netting out to a 10.7% improvement.

Remarkably, the Lightning’s 332-mile functionality pips each of the Launch Edition Rivian R1Ts we’ve analyzed, the very first at 317 miles on 21-inch wheels and the 2nd (our prolonged-phrase test truck) at 323 miles on its 20-inch wheels with all-terrain tires. That’s ideal — an F-150 stuffed with battery cells just took down the Rivian R1T. Nicely played, Ford. Very well played.