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FORD F-150 LIGHTNING ENGINEER REVEALS NEW DETAILS IN REDDIT THREAD

For Starters, There Won’t Be An FX4 Package For The Lightning

Electric Ford F-Series F-150 Lightning Pickup Truck
Image via Ford

On September 22 at 1:30 PM ET, the vehicle engineering manager from Ford’s F-150 Lightning team hosted an AMA (Ask Me Anything) regarding the all-electric truck. While a lot of the questions and answers weren’t too exciting. There were two features talked about during the AMA that piqued our interest, and we thought we might share them with you.

Ford F-150 Lightning Engineer Reddit AMA Recap

Pro-Power onboard is an extremely useful feature of the Ford F-150 Lightning. Enabling people to plug in and power an assortment of things as if the truck was a portable generator. However, the catch is that the vehicle must be turned on for this feature to work. However, it seems that Ford is looking into making it possible to use the feature without needing to turn on the Lightning, per the engineer’s reply.

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Testing In Alaska

The second notable ask on the Reddit forum was regarding Ford putting together an even more off-road capable truck. Perhaps something along the lines of an FX4 package for the Lightning. It seems that since each trim of the Ford Lightning is already 4×4 and features metal skid plates, and has excellent off-road capability. Ford doesn’t see any reason for building a specific FX4 model for the Lightning. So, if you want more capability, lift the truck a bit, add some beefier tires, and have at it.

The Ford F-150 Lightning has undergone rigorous testing on simulators and on the road, including epic trips in Alaska and Davis Dam. As demand for the truck is high, Ford is aiming to ramp up production for the vehicle to 150,000 units per year by the end of next year at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn. With the Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning, Ford is now the second biggest EV brand for sales in North America.

Ford F-150 Lightning Pro Power Onboard
Image copyright Manoli Katakis, Muscle Cars & Trucks

Written by Zac Quinn

Zac's love for cars started at a young age, after seeing the popular Eleanor from Gone In 60 Seconds. From there, fascination and enthusiasm blossomed and to this day the Ford Mustang remains a favorite. His first job started out detailing cars, but also provided the opportunity to work on restoration including an 1968 Ford Mustang, Ford Firebird, and a C3 Corvette, though he left that job before further work and experience could be had. From there, he was a detailer at a car dealership before quitting that job to try and finish college.

Much of his free time while studying was spent watching YouTube videos regarding new cars, or off-roading. 4WD247 is a personal favorite channel which rekindled a dying flame in car enthusiasm, now tailored towards trucks and SUVs and the fun that can be had building up an overlanding rig, and going on adventures, though, that chapter remains unwritten for the time being.

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