Ford F150 Lightning full performance test on DYNO

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Ford F150 Lightning testing : In engineering terms, DYNO Testing gives full opportunity to an engineer to test Ford F-150 Lightning at its best and worst possible operating conditions in the test lab.

Ford F-150 Lightning Test on Dyno [Video source: Texas Truck Channel]

This was the first time Ford F150 Lightning was tested on a test dyno outside the factory. Dyno setup was prepared by Dynocom Industries Inc..

Simulating the real road condition on a chassis dyno is a challenging task and testing an electric vehicle integrated with two powerful e-Motors on each axle makes it more challenging. For testing this Ford F150 Lightning Dynocom prepared a new dyno setup which is named as ‘4 wheel DC6000 Dyno‘.

Ford F150 Lightning performance on a Chassis Dyno

The Ford F150 testing
Ford F150 Lightning EV Dyno test setup [Image credit: Dynocom]

The dyno test was done to check the vehicle performance figure claimed by the Ford Motors Company .and just as an experiment Along with that, other aim was to simulate the actual road condition along with real driving patterns on the chassis dyno. The main challenge was two-electric motors powering each on both axles. And to test any regular ICE truck on a dyno is easy because the two-wheel dyno is capable to do the job. While for this Ford F150 Lightning, there was a special requirement of 4 wheel dyno setup.

The Dynocom actually used rollers and those rollers were mechanically linked. There’s actually a drive shaft between the two specially designed gearboxes that connect to each roller setup. There are also individual speed sensors for the front and rear rollers so we can tell what the power distribution is between the front-rear motor. The complete setup manufacturing and sourcing is from USA. For more information please contact to the Dynocom.

Dynocom testbed results [Image credit : Texas Truck Channel]

During initial testing it was noticed a power dip right after full throttle was applied and then the full power returns after 80 mph.

Note: During testing the Advancetrac was fully disabled. ( Ford AdvanceTrac is an electronic stability system that allows the driver to maintain the utmost control over the vehicle, especially while driving in difficult road conditions. The AdvanceTrac is particularly useful for getting by terrains like ice, snow, gravel, and dry pavement.)

Manufacturer rating: 580 HP and 775 lb.ft and test results on dyno were also nearby. ALL Wheel HP : 565 and all-wheel Torque : 783.5 lb.ft.

Ford F150 Lightning

Ford F150 Lightning Dyno Testing.
Ford F150 Lightning EV [Image Credit : Ford Motors]

In USA the most popular truck and favorite for everyone Ford F-150 has created it’s own legacy. Further to that, the new Ford F-150 Lightning continues the same legacy but in an electrified mood. (Read about the Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV).

Drive Modes
Selectable Drive Modes – Normal, Sport, Tow/Haul, Off-road

Axle, Rear – Independent Rear Suspension
Rear e-Locking Axle

Steering System
Steering – EPAS Power Rack-and-Pinion Steering

Axle, Front – Independent Front Suspension

Trailer Control
Trailer Sway Control
Integrated Trailer Brake Controller (Available Option)

Different models available for Ford F-150

In USA, the Ford F-150 electrified truck is available in three different models. Specification are as mentioned:

The Available EPA-Estimated Range is 230 Miles to 300 Miles (depending upon models), Acceleration : 0-60 Mph in Mid-4 Seconds, Charge at home and it takes 8 to 10 hours (depending upon models). It’s towing capacity with extended-range battery is 7,700 Pound to 8,600 Pounds (again it depending upon model you choose).

FORD F-150 Lightning

Note: ‘1‘ Current MSRP for base vehicle. Excludes destination/delivery fee plus government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge.

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