New 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning - America's Best-Selling Truck Goes Electric: Reserve Yours Today at Hamilton Ford in Clovis, near Portales NM

Setting the Bar: The Electrifying Ford F-150 Lightning at Hamilton Ford

Ford is an automaker synonymous with innovation, from the Model T to its more modern trucks and SUVs. However, Ford is now setting the bar with the release of the Ford F-150 Lightning. Customers near Clovis, NM have likely heard of a previously released Ford Lightning. This truck was popular in the 1990s and early 2000s; it was a performance truck that could be compared to the Ford Raptor. Today's Lightning, however, is a fully-electric vehicle that is not only surprisingly capable but offers an onboard generator that can power one's home for up to three days in the event of an outage. Drivers will value the affordability of an electric truck that offers so much to drivers.

Interior, Safety, and Technology

Drivers near Hereford, NM and Muleshoe, TX will agree that the exterior of the Lightning is much like that of the gas-powered F-150, but the interior is much different. The Lightning boasts a much larger infotainment screen (although both are powered using Ford Sync 4), and there's only one configuration in the Lightning lineup - a crew cab with a 5.5 ft bed. This makes the interior roomy and spacious.

All Ford Lightning trucks are equipped with the Ford CoPilot360 safety system, which includes blind-spot monitoring and lane-keeping assist for Dimmitt, TX and Fort Sumner, NM drivers.


Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are all standard in the Ford F-150 Lightning.


Drivers require optimum truck performance, and the Ford F-150 Lightning does not disappoint. The Ford Lightning has been uniquely designed so that they do not lose efficiency while going long distances or towing a fair amount of weight. Every Ford Lightning comes standard with two electric motors and all-wheel drive. This only adds to the capability of the electric vehicle.

The Standard Range battery provides up to 452 horsepower and 775 pound-feet of torque. The Standard battery package offers up to 230 miles of driving range, while the extended range battery pack offers up to 320 miles. The Standard battery offers up to 98 kWh, and the Extended range battery pack offers up to 131 kWh.

Drivers around Portales, NM love that they will be able to charge their Ford F-150 Lightning trucks at home using either a 110- or 220-volt outlet. Ford has reported the battery can charge from fifteen percent to eighty percent capacity within 45 minutes at a fast-charging station.

Regarding capability, only the Extended Range battery is rated to tow up to 10,000 pounds; the standard range battery is rated for towing about 7,700 pounds. The max payload for the standard range is 2,000, but the extended battery range is 1,800.

Trim Levels

The Ford F-150 Lightning will be available in three trims, but extended range trims are also available. This upgrade can simply be had by purchasing the extended range battery package.

The following trims are associated with the Ford F-150 Lightning:

  • Pro - the base trim that is offered only in standard range
  • XLT - this is considered the mid-level trim, and there is an extended-range version of the Lightning at this trim
  • Lariat - this is the top trim level and can be had in a standard range or extended range version
  • There is also a Platinum Extended Range.

Customers should note that to add the extended range package to any trim, the price will increase by up to $10,000. The XLT Extended Range package requires the addition of the 312A High package, which also adds to the overall cost of the Ford F-150 Lightning. However, this package includes the onboard generator, adaptive cruise control, heated front seats, a power tailgate, and in-dash navigation.