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POWER MOVES: F-150 LIGHTNING SHIPPING TO CUSTOMERS WITH MORE HORSEPOWER, MORE PAYLOAD CAPACITY, MORE RANGE

DEARBORN, Mich., May 2, 2022 – F-150® Lightning™ customers will benefit from more power and capability than they expected from their trucks. F-150 Lightning, the only full-size electric pickup available now with a starting price less than CAD $70,000, will begin to ship to customers in the coming days, as Ford establishes itself as a leader in the electric vehicle revolution. Lightning is the smartest, most innovative F-150 that Ford has ever built, with the freedom of a 10-kilowatt smart power plant on wheels, software updates that will make it even better over time and Built Ford Tough capability. Both the standard- and extended-range battery packs offered on F-150 Lightning will deliver more horsepower than originally targeted and announced when the truck was revealed in May 2021, and the payload capacity increased as well. “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.” The extended-range battery pack produces 580 horsepower – up from the targeted 563 horsepower. The standard-range battery pack delivers 452 – up from the targeted 426 ponies originally promised. Both packs are capable of producing 775 lbs.-ft. of torque, more than any other F-150 pickup ever. “Considering the initial numbers were impressive, these are amazing!,” says F-150 Lightning customer and high school teacher Travis Piser. “It really inspires a lot of confidence about how the truck will perform.” F-150 Lightning is the only electric vehicle that is Built Ford Tough, and its maximum available payload capacity also increased from original targets. Properly equipped F-150 Lightning pickups can now haul an extra 235 pounds for a total 2,235 pounds of maximum available hauling capability. “I have been very excited for this truck ever since it debuted a year ago. The experience of driving one was simply amazing,” says F-150 Lightning customer and deputy fire marshal Matthew Brown. “Now you are telling me that is has more horsepower and can haul over a ton of weight in the bed. Absolutely blows my mind!” In March, Ford released the final EPA-estimated range figures for all F-150 Lightning pickup models, which includes a 32 km increase for F-150 Lightning XLT and Lariat trims with the extended range battery for a total EPA estimated range of 515 km. Fleet customers have the option to purchase the extended-range battery on Lightning Pro and that has an EPA-estimated range of 515 km.2

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F-150 LIGHTNING ENDURES BUILT FORD TOUGH TESTING

DEARBORN, Mich., Mar. 3, 2022 –This winter, Ford engineers spent two weeks in the heart of Alaska in minus 34-degree Celsius temperatures to continue fine-tuning the F-150® Lightning pickup’s performance on low-traction surfaces like snow and ice, and in extreme cold to give customers maximum confidence.

“Alaska provides us the extremely cold temperatures, snow, and ice-covered surfaces that we need to push the F-150 Lightning in this type of testing, which is really focused on dialing in how the truck delivers its power to the ground on slippery surfaces,” said Cameron Dillon, F-150 Lightning powertrain engineer. “Customers may not regularly see minus 34-degree Celsius mornings like we are seeing here, but they will see winter cold, snow, and icy roads, and they should feel confident their F-150 Lightning is ready for all of it.”

Formally called low-mu testing, this type of powertrain evaluation looks at how the all-electric powertrain adjusts power delivery to the wheels on low-traction surfaces – usually snow and ice in extremely cold temperatures. And what better place to test than at a restricted military base in Alaska?

Ford engineers drove a fleet of six F-150 Lightning pre-production units on various types of wintery surfaces such as loose snow, packed-groomed snow, complete ice, half ice-half concrete surfaces and more in the freezing temperatures. The F-150 Lightning pickup can sense wheel slip and adjust power to the wheels within milliseconds, benefiting from the quick responses of the all-electric powertrain.

“F-150 Lightning in the snow is a very different ballgame compared to gas vehicles,” said Nick Harris, F-150 Lightning powertrain engineer. “The responses are extremely quick and the dual motors make it as if you have two engines pumping out power in one vehicle. A lot of our work is to coordinate the two motors to work together to best deliver torque to the ground so that customers who drive in the snow and ice ultimately feel very confident.”

F-150 Lightning offers stability and confidence in slippery conditions thanks to benefits attributed to its all-electric powertrain, and Built Ford Tough functionality:

  • Standard dual motors front and rear
  • Standard always-on 4×4
  • Quick torque delivery
  • Standard electronic-locking rear differential
  • Selectable drive modes
  • Low centre of gravity for even more confident handling

Engineers are able to adjust the calibration in real-time while testing, helping to maximize efficiency during the 12-hour test days. In addition to Alaska, the F-150 Lightning powertrain team has conducted low-mu testing in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Borrego Springs, Johnson Valley, and at Ford’s Michigan Proving Grounds near Milford, just one of many elements of the robust Built Ford Tough endurance regime the F-150 Lightning goes through.

Customer deliveries of the 2022 F-150 Lightning truck begin this spring.

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