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.

Ford, State Farm® Launch Drive Safe & Save™ Connected Car

Drive Safe & Save™ Connected Car | Wexford, PA

Part of what we love most about representing the Blue Oval at Shults Ford is the brand’s commitment to saving drivers money. One great new example of this ongoing effort is Drive Safe & Save™ Connected Car, a new insurance option for select Ford customers.

Ford teams up with State Farm® to offer usage-based insurance, which means the amount you pay relates directly to how and how much you drive. Eligible connected 2020 model year and newer Ford vehicles can share information with the insurance provider as part of Drive Safe & Save Connected Car. State Farm® will use this data to adjust your insurance premiums, which can result in savings of hundreds of dollars.

“Customers can better manage their car insurance premium because their rate will be more closely associated with their personal driving characteristics,” says State Farm Senior Vice President Property and Casualty Chris Schell. “Drive Safe & Save™ represents a significant auto discount opportunity, including an initial 10 percent participation discount off major coverages. Discounts average between 10 and 15 percent, with even higher discounts possible depending on individual driving behaviors.” 

According to Ford, the Drive Safe & Save™ Connected Car program is initially launching in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and Oregon. But fret not, because it’ll be coming to Pennsylvania sometime very soon.

If you’re looking to save money on a new vehicle in Pittsburgh, Shults Ford is a fantastic place to start. We’re the No. 1 Ford dealership in all of Pennsylvania, and we’re proud to serve you the latest and best that Ford has to offer. Check out our selection online and contact our team to schedule a test drive.