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Ford Brings All-Electric Pickup to Market

The F-150 Lightning joins growing number of electric trucks on the horizon.

Look around. There are a lot of pickups on the road. The most popular vehicle type in the U.S., pickups are used for work and for fun. And pickup drivers are unlikely to buy an electric sedan, even if they don’t need to haul two-by-fours or a horse trailer.

But the new 2022 F-150 Lightning might pique their interest—an all-electric model with lots of power, plenty of torque for towing and the ability to travel up to 300 miles on a single charge.

Two models will be available–both with all-wheel drive and a huge front-trunk cargo bay. The base model will have a starting price of just over $40,000 and qualifies for federal tax incentives.

For pickup drivers who need to haul for work or recreation, the extended range model can tow up to 10,000 pounds. Drivers can charge at Level 1 or Level 2 (a 240-volt outlet) or at DC fast chargers, making long-distance travel a reality.

Dual purpose as backup generator

Another bonus is that Ford designed the Lightning to serve as a backup generator. A fully charged truck can supply power to the average home for three days in the event of a power outage.

Ford isn't the only automaker to announce an electric pickup model. The Tesla Cybertruck may be available this year, and models from startups like Bollinger and Rivian also are slated for release in 2021.Chevrolet also is promising to deliver an electric Silverado in 2023 or 2024.

For more information on available electric models, visit mge.com/LovEV/models. Here you also can find a link to MGE's Explore My EV tool where you can compare models, costs and potential savings.

There's a lot to discover—and a lot to love—about EVs. Learn more about EVs at mge.com/LovEV. And, for news and features about electric vehicles, stay plugged in to the EV Rider section of mge2050.com

published: Jul-19-2021

Debbie Branson

Until next time,

Debbie Branson

MGE Manager
of Electrification

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