Ford : Can The F-150 Lightning Be Charged While Driving?

Now, it appears the F-150 Lightning will have car-to-car charging capabilities through its primary charging ports. The charging port, located right before the drivers-side door, will accept any electric-vehicle charger.

F-150 Lightning
F-150 Lightning

A critical part of an EVs life is charging, and that includes public quick chargers, a dedicated 220-volt socket, or even 110-volt outlets.

F-150 Lightning

A 110-volt plug is something that you will find on your homes wall, and a Ford Motor Co.-made portable charger can use that energy to charge a Ford F-150 . Instead, a Nema 1450 charger that connects to a 240-volt socket provides just enough juice to enable overnight charging for this Ford EV truck.

The Ford F-150 is, in fact, able to recharge itself, thanks to its regenerative-braking system, which turns its electric motors into generators in order to slow down the car, and recapture energy used in doing so.

In a test provided by TFL Truck Team, a hybrid Ford F-150 with a Pro Power Onboard Charger used approximately one gallon of gas an hour to recharge the Ford F-150 Lightning.

Using the adapter connected to the charging cable from TFL Truck Team, the hybrid truck is capable of providing electrical energy to the Ford F-150 Lightning.

Using Electrify Americas quick charging stations on the route, the team charged its extended-range Lightning from 50 to 63 percent of its battery in just a few minutes, and the truck indicated that it could get up to 90 percent charged after 30 more minutes.

To gauge just how long it would take to charge, we charged a $92-trim Top-Ride model from 5 percent to 90 percent using the Electrify America Fast Charging Station, and translated the power delivered to miles of driving range at highway speeds.

The Ford 80-amp Charge Station Pro ($1,310) would take a 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning from 15 percent to 100 percent in 10 hours, with an additional eight hours for an additional mile of range.

The company says with its Charge Station Pro, the extended-range battery pack will charge from 15-80 percent in eight hours, rather than 10.

If the buyer of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is charging from the homes 32-amp/240-watt home charging box, then the full battery will take approximately 14 hours to fully charge, or 20 hours depending on the batteries installed.

Fords New F-150 Lightning Electric Pickup Buyers of the Fords new F-150 Lightning Electric Pickup are getting a surprise freebie in the new truck: 250 kWh of charging time free.

F-150 Lightning
F-150 Lightning

True to its aim to provide a plug-in electric truck for all, the 230-mile Standard Range F-150 Lightnings MSRP is only $39,974, before any federal or local incentives, and before the destination charge, which will be announced at a later date.