With the launch of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, electric vehicles just got a whole lot more mainstream. Far from some of its unconventional and funky-looking electric brethren, the Lightning looks and drives largely like a conventional gasoline-powered F-150. Ford evidently reckons that the world is ready for an electric version of the top-selling vehicle in the U.S. — as long as it doesn’t mess much with the rest of the winning formula.
The early reports are in, and Ford appears to have a hit. The Lightning sold out shortly after it went on sale, and the waiting list now stretches well into 2023. The demand is obviously there, and our first experience with one indicates those early adopters may be on to something: The Lightning is remarkable, at least in part, for how unremarkable it is. Its driving experience, cabin layout and day-to-day livability will be familiar to anyone who has driven any recent F-150, while the electric version brings some added tech and capability.
But as one might expect, there are some things about this electric pickup truck we’re not so crazy about. For Cars.com reviewer Brian Normile’s full assessment, hit the link above; for the condensed version, keep reading. Here are six things we like about the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning and four things we don’t: