per News: 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Weighs Less Than You May Think - The Fast Lane TruckHad been under the impression that the Ford was supposed to weigh in the 7,000 lb range? Have there been any official figures released yet. I thought that was about expected. Good if comparing to the smaller Rivian which weighs around 7,000 lbs, thus seems bloated for its size.
Found something on Cars Direct in a comparison check that indicated the Lightning only weighs around 6,200 lbs? If so, have to say, that's really impressive when you consider the weight of the smaller Rivian and heavier Hummer at over 9,000 lbs.
Was thinking Ford's frame on body EV was old school and dated from the start, but now, if they really can keep the weight that low, that's great for range, performance, braking, towing, etc.
Would explain why they also get more range than the Rivian, despite having a slightly smaller battery (131 vs 135 kWh).
Ford surprised us with more power and tow capacity ratings. The EPA surprised us with 320 miles of range instead of 300 Now find out it may be 800 lbs lighter than originally thought. I love companies that under-promise and over-deliver Ford is one of the few that does.
who got it from the SourceBook
"The 2022 F-150 Lightning Pro with the smaller standard-range 98 kWh battery pack has a base curb weight of 6,171 lbs and a GVWR of 8,250 lbs. It also puts the base Lightning payload at just over the promised 2,000 lbs."
That will probably get adjusted a bit now that we know the payload went up by a bit.