Time named the Ford F-150 Lightning one of its best inventions of 2022

The Ford The F-150 Lightning changed a lot of people’s minds about what an electric is a truck can do. Now he can add a big accolade to his growing list: Time named the F-150 Lightning one of the best inventions of 2022 in its annual list. The Lightning F-150 became the first mass-produced electric truck to hit the market this year and sold out almost immediately. What makes this truck so special for Time buyers and judges?

What makes it one of the top 200 inventions of the year?

Ford F-150 Lightning 2022 | The Ford Motor Company

Time praised F-150 Lightning capacity as much as its other electric superpowers. It was praised for its ability to go 230 miles with a load, in the base version, as well as towing up to 10,000 pounds. But, Time also likes its Pro Power Onboard feature which can easily power a home or campsite. But, it seems, Time really praised Ford making electric vehicles available to the masses for the first time.

Time The magazine has selected 200 inventions from around the world that have revolutionized or changed the way we live in 2022. There are 27 categories as diverse as food and drink, parenting, toys and games, and of course, automotive . The F-150 shares its price with wild inventions like bionic hands, paper batteries, a Space X rocket.

What other automotive inventions have won?

Front angle view of the brown 2023 Lucid Air, an alternative electric car that costs less than the Tesla Model S
2023 Lucid Air | Lucid

Electric car manufacturer Lucid has been awarded for its Lucid Air sedan. Time likes that it can go 300 miles on a charge, but also harness 1,200 horsepower that helps this sedan hit 60 mph in about two seconds. BMW also won an award for its BMW iX Flow with E Ink. E Ink is a new body from BMW that changes color at the push of a button using special electrophoretic technology.

Time also awarded the new Gatik driverless truck for making driverless deliveries, which we can all look forward to.

How much will the electric F-150 cost?

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Pricing for the Ford F-150 Lightning starts at $51,974 for the Pro or Work Truck version. If you want to ride in a truck with some comfort, the XLT starts at $59,474. From there, trims stretch all the way up to the $96,874 Platinum super lux, which rivals a Lincoln Navigator for luxury. Of course there is a long battery lifebut it’s an $11,500 option.

That’s assuming you can get one.

How long will it take to get an F-150 Lightning

Interior of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
Interior of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning | Ford

The F-150 Lighting is sold out. Just like that, order books opened and closed for the 2022 and 2023 F-150 Lightnings. Ford booked 200,000 reservations almost immediately after the truck was announced. Unfortunately, the company expected to build that many trucks in 3 years at the time. The company recognized the record demand it looks like it’s ramping up production to meet the high demand for one of 2022’s best inventions.

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