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Watch: the 572bhp Ford F-150 Lightning's big test

Is America ready for the most powerful *electric* F-150 ever built? TG investigates

Published: 27 May 2022

The Ford F-150 Lightning is an all-electric version of America’s best-selling truck for the last 45 years… which is why it has a Mega Power Frunk instead of pistons under the bonnet. In a good year, Ford sells close to a million of its F-Series trucks and turns over around $40bn in the process. It is an absolute titan and crucial not just to Ford’s balance sheet, but the US economy as a whole. All of which means messing with the formula like this is kind of a big deal.

With 572bhp and a 320-mile range in the extended battery version, it’s the most powerful and fastest F-150 ever made. Perfect for a US road trip, then, to ask the great American public what they think and test its lifestyle credentials with a spot of EV camping. Top Gear magazine's Jack Rix is your guide…

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