Shmee had the chance to drive what is likely the only Ford F-150 Lightning in the UK at the moment.
My first drive in the brand new Ford F150 Lightning! @Marques Brownlee described it as the iPhone of pickup trucks, let's find out if that's the case. After a walkaround of the full EV truck, it's out onto the roads for a first experience at the wheel to find out all about it!

While the F150 Lightning isn't officially available in the UK, there is one single example here and I'm lucky to find myself being the first person outside of Ford to be at the wheel of it. This being the top spec Extended Range version in Platinum trim means it features all the bells and whistles along with a 131kWh battery and 580hp / 1,050Nm.

It might look like just a new 'facelifted' F150, but behind the scenes this is a new era and a restart for Ford taking leaps ahead with a full electric powertrain. However, unlike many EVs, they haven't tried to make it something odd and in fact it feels instantly like a familiar pickup truck. Up front with no engine means a closed 400l enclosed storage that just give a start to all of the storage and practicality offered by this car overall.

After a tour of the Lightning at @The Shmuseum, we're out onto the roads for a full driving experience and run down of what it's all about in detail.

Thanks for watching, Tim


00:00 Intro
00:59 Walkaround
06:36 First Drive
10:51 What is The F150 Lightning
14:18 Ford Going Electric
18:31 Acceleration
19:54 Back on the Main Roads
20:30 Interior
25:09 Final Thoughts
27:46 Wrap Up
28:02 Bonus: Folding Driver Seat