Ford F-150 Lightning Teardown: Electric Powertrain

EDM (Electric Drive Motor) for EV Pickup Truck based on Munro teardown survey data



Ford F-150 Lightning
Ford F-150 Lightning (from Ford website)

  The F-150 Lightning, Ford's first BEV (battery electric vehicle) pickup truck, went on sale in the U.S. in the spring of 2022.

  Munro & Associates, Inc. (Munro) conducted a teardown benchmarking analysis of an F-150 Lightning Platinum model in 2022. Detailed information is available for purchase through MarkLines Co., Ltd.

  This paper introduces the electric powertrain technology of the Ford F-150 Lightning as made clear in Munro's teardown study (Zone 4: Powertrain and Battery Pack, as well as the EDM Report).

  The F-150 Lightning, which was announced in May 2021 and has been on sale since spring 2022, is an EV version of the "F" series pickup truck. It has AWD (4-wheel drive) with drive motors in the front and rear, and is equipped with a state-of-the-art electric powertrain with an oil-cooled SC (segment coil) wound motor driven by a SiC (silicon carbide) inverter.

  The two sets of electric drive units (EDM: Electric Drive Motor) mounted in the front and rear share the same basic parts of motor and inverter, enhancing scalability.

  The inside of the EDM is oil-cooled, and coolant from the outside passes through the inverter and cools the oil inside the housing in a heat exchanger mounted on the outside of the housing.

  Each of the front and rear EDMs incorporate an IPMSM (Interior Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor) with a maximum output of 210kW using SC windings.

  SiC (silicon carbide) is used in the power electronic device of the inverter, and nine power cards are mounted on double-side cooled power modules.

  The reduction gear is a coaxial, planetary gear reduction system with a drive shaft through the center, and the rear EDM includes an electronically locked differential.

  The installled battery is a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 96kWh or 131kWh. The battery pack is made of extruded and pressed aluminum components and is attached to the frame.


  MarkLines works in cooperation with the Detroit-based vehicle benchmark engineering company Munro & Associates, Inc. (Munro). Munro conducts teardown surveys of various types of vehicles and conducts detailed specification and cost analysis of all the components, including weight and dimensions, and provides reports on the analysis results. For detailed information, please make an inquiry here.


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