The Ford F-150 Lightning breaks more records
Take shelter, the Ford The F-150 Lightning has not finished hitting! This electric truck continues to gain momentum and we don’t think it will slow down any time soon. Even as new rivals are about to enter the scene, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning grows continuously.
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning sees record sales
In October, the Lightning moved 2,436 units, the most models sold by the Lightning in a month since its launch last spring. Ford sold 6,261 electric vehicles in October, representing a 120% increase from last October.
Plus, it’s a pretty big leap. In September, Ford was proud to have sold around 4,691 electric vehicles in September. But the Ford F-150 Lightning doesn’t get all the credit. The Ford Mustang Mach-E is also responsible for a considerable share of sales.
But with electric success comes gasoline-powered declines. Vehicles like the Ford Escape, Ford Explorer, Ford Edge and Ford Ranger each saw a significant drop in sales.
Why is the F-150 Lightning so popular?
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning continues to rack up sales, so it’s clearly doing something right. One of the most popular features includes the frunk or front trunk. We personally appreciated how convenient it is.
The frunk adds 14.1 cubic feet of cargo space up front. You can access it like a chest, and it can be opened with a button on the key fob. You might be surprised at how much cargo it can hold. In fact, it can hold up to 400 lbs.
It is extremely convenient for loading groceries and can be used as a cooler. It has a drain plug at the bottom, allowing the ice to melt. Plus, it’s lockable and weatherproof to protect your gear.
In addition, the F-150 Lightning is very powerful. The Pro Power on-board generator is a game changer. It provides 7.2 kW of power in the bed and 2.4 kW of power in the frunk. Multiple outlets are found in the frunk, cabin, and bed, providing tons of ways to plug things in.
The generator can be used to power a home for up to three days! It can also charge other electric vehicles if needed at a rate of up to 20 miles of range per hour. It can load tools, campsites, tailgate parties, and more.
We used it to power a 5,000lb RV with the lights, AC, radio, mini fridge and oven on. It was very impressive.
Can you reserve a 2023 F-150 Lightning?
No, reservations for the 2023 season Ford F-150 Lightning are closed. You may need to find one of these trucks at a local dealership to get one. Otherwise, you can wait for the opening of reservations for the 2024 model.
Production of the 2023 models is expected to begin by the end of 2022. If you have an order reservation, you may have to wait a few months for your order to arrive. Ford has received much higher demand than expected and is working to fill existing orders.
This truck is racking up awards left and right as a powerful and innovative electric vehicle. Things probably won’t slow down for a long time.