The first-ever F-150 Lightning just keeps getting better and better. And when it comes to key stats like horsepower and range, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is even better than we originally expected.
Ahead of the launch of production in April, Ford revealed that the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning with the extended-range battery will actually max out at 580 horsepower and 320 miles of maximum range. Those are up from original targets of 563 horses and 300 miles, respectively.
F-150 Lightning models with the standard-range battery also see a bump from 426 horsepower to 452. Both batteries allow the F-150 Lightning to deliver 775 lb-ft of torque, which is the most of any F-150 ever made.
In addition, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning will see a jump in payload capabilities. A properly equipped F-150 Lightning will now top out at 2,235 pounds of maximum payload — up 235 pounds from the original estimate.
“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. “And our drive for continuous improvement will get a big boost when we start getting feedback and ideas from customers when they receive their Lightnings.”
Ford has already taken 200,000 reservations for the F-150 Lightning, and it’s only going to get more popular with the increases in horsepower and range. If you want to be one of the next to reserve an F-150 Lightning, reach out to the experts at L&L Motor in Roosevelt, Utah.
 Calculated via peak performance of the electric motor(s) at peak battery power. Your results may vary.
 Excludes Platinum models. Based on full charge. U.S. EPA-targeted range based on analytical projection consistent with 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.