Ford Tells Us How To Avoid F-150 Lightning Range Anxiety In Winter
Ford presents eight ways of improving your F-150 Lightning's charging characteristics for the winter.
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning ushers in a significant shift for the Ford brand.
With battery cell technology naturally hanging on to less power during the chilly winter months, the EV confronts additional hurdles.
Many people were surprised when one of the brand's best-selling models switched to an electric powertrain.
However, both the general population and critics have praised it. The car's use as a pick-up truck comes first above anything else.
Ford claims that the F-150 Lightning, "spent months driving in the real world's winter conditions in Alaska and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. "
"Temperatures as high as 140 °F to as low as minus 40 °F in Ford's atmospheric test chambers" were applied to the vehicle by Ford.
"Temperatures below 40 °F cause the electrolyte solution to become sluggish, reducing how much power is available to discharge," the firm maintains.
The pace at which the automobile charges is also slowed down.
For those who skipped physics class, essentially in colder conditions there's more resistance within the battery for the electrons to move against as they move from the negative to the positive end of the battery.
Ford takes this as an opportunity to assure their customers as they enter their first winter with their EVs