Well, the initial reviews are in, let's see what they say:
And there's this:No joke: The Lightning is one of the most important pickup trucks—vehicles, really—in history. Forget early adopters, environmentalists, and technophiles. This truck has to convince construction workers, farmers, ranchers, surveyors, and everyday truck fans that electric pickups aren't just viable but desirable. That an EV truck not only can do the work but also do it better. It does that.
To get to brass tacks, the Lightning is the best-driving, best-riding, and best-handling F-150 you can buy.
At this point, the concept of a mass-produced electric vehicle isn't novel or new anymore. People have been driving and charging them for more than a decade now, and we've heard the arguments for and against them time and again. Electric pickups, however, aren't fully proven, with only the Rivian R1T and GMC Hummer EV playing in that space before this. Even then, those are toys. That leaves the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning to convince the multitudes that battery-powered trucks can match—and possibly even beat—gas and diesel.
After driving it in just about every scenario—loaded, unloaded, on the road, and off it—I've gotta say that the performance is there, 100 percent. Not only that, but the sweat Ford put in to make this as livable, usable, and workable as a gas model puts it on that next level. It was a years-long job with literally billions of dollars dumped into related projects, and this is the ready-for-primetime result. The F-150 Lightning is the truck that proves electricity can be as good as—and sometimes way better than—internal combustion in ways that matter to real people.
We've finally driven the Ford F-150 Lightning—and it's one of the most important vehicles in history.
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning has been hyped as the electric truck that will change everything. After driving it, that feels accurate.
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is all-electric but familiar, full of tech and, in general, one hell of a pickup. Read all about its specs how it drives, see photos of the interior and exterior, and learn about its glut of user-friendly features in our First Drive review.