New Ford F-150 Lightning Stands Up to Testing in Alaska

2022 F-150 Lightning | Wexford, PA

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning has arrived at last, and it’s changing the way folks think about driving. We understand that you may still be on the fence about going electric because you’re not sure how EVs might hold up to Pittsburgh weather. Ford wants to put those fears to rest, and that’s why it put the F-150 Lightning through intense cold-weather testing in Alaska.

Earlier this year, Ford subjected the all-electric F-150 Lightning to low-mu testing in Alaska. This style of test shows how a vehicle holds up on icy, snowy surfaces as bad or worse than what you’ll find in Pennsylvania during the winter.

And thanks to its standard dual-motor 4×4 system, quick torque, and electronic-locking rear differential, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning aced low-mu testing in Alaska with flying colors. Over different types of ice and snow, the F-150 Lightning proved confident and responsive.

“F-150 Lightning in the snow is a very different ballgame compared to gas vehicles,” said Nick Harris, F-150 Lightning powertrain engineer. “The responses are extremely quick and the dual motors make it as if you have two engines pumping out power in one vehicle. A lot of our work is to coordinate the two motors to work together to best deliver torque to the ground so that customers who drive in the snow and ice ultimately feel very confident.”

Of course, you’re only just scratching the surface of what makes the new F-150 Lightning so amazing. Ford gives you the utmost peace of mind with an EPA-estimated maximum range of up to 320 miles as well as the most power and speed of any F-150 ever made.

Pair all this with impressive towing and payload capabilities, leading-edge techs like BlueCruise and Ford Intelligent Backup Power, and winning style, and the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a can’t-miss everywhere from Alaska to Pittsburgh.

Want your chance to join up with the future of driving? Contact the Ford experts at Shults Ford in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and learn more about the incredible new F-150 Lightning.

[1] Based on full charge. Actual range varies with conditions such as external environment, vehicle use, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age and state of health.

2022 Ford Bronco Sport, Explorer Win IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Ford 2022 IIHS Safety awards | Wexford, PA

The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport and Explorer have both earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ awards, the highest honor handed out by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. These two popular SUVs are among seven Ford vehicles — available now through Shults Ford Wexford in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — to have picked up 2022 safety awards from IIHS.

In order to earn the Top Safety Pick, vehicles must earn good scores in six crashworthiness tests: driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints and seats. A qualifying TSP winner must also earn ratings of advanced or superior in crash prevention, including vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian.

The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport and Explorer took home the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ because all standard and available headlights earned ratings of acceptable or good. Vehicles with at least one available set of headlights to earn those ratings qualify for the Top Safety Pick.

The 2022 Ford Edge, Escape, F-150 SuperCab, F-150 SuperCrew®, and Mustang Mach-E all earned the 2022 IIHS Top Safety Pick award.

If you want a vehicle that’s safe, stylish, and smart, look no further than Shults Ford Wexford in Pittsburgh. We have a huge selection of new Ford vehicles ready to test drive.