Ford Electric F-150 Comes With Lightning Nameplate
- on June 01, 2021
- Categories: News
Ford’s first electric pickup truck finally got its long-awaited nameplate. Called the Ford F-150 Lightning or simply Lightning, the zero-emission pickup truck will officially take centre stage next week on Wednesday, May 19 at 9:30 p.m. ET on Ford's YouTube channel. It will hit Ford’s showrooms in mid-2022.
While talking about Lightning’s capabilities, Ford CEO Jim Farley said the all-electric truck could power homes (as the Hummer EV SUV does), zoom faster than old supercharged V8 powerplants, and get over-the-air updates.
While we have to wait for the official reveal for complete specs, we know the Lightning will come with a dual-motor setup offering an all-wheel-drive and more than 300 miles of range. For reference, the maximum a Mustang Mach-E can deliver is 305 miles.
While the Lightning will look identical in shape and size to its gas-guzzling sibling, we can distinguish it from an illuminated light bar extending across the top of the grille and a new "Lightning" emblem fixed at the F-150’s bedside panel.
Inside, the Lightning might share the tech with the gas-powered F-150 that comes with a big 12.0-inch screen and digital gauge cluster.
Expect the new Ford F-150 Lightning in Australia and other parts of the world by mid-2022. Once here, it will rival the upcoming GMC Hummer EV pickup, the electric Chevy Silverado, and the Tesla Cybertruck. The company will manufacture the truck and its batteries at Ford's Rouge Center in Dearborn, Michigan.