Ford will launch a battery-electric model of its top-selling F-150 pickup truck in mid-2022, and it could simply be known as the F-150 Lightning.
That is in keeping with Car and Driver which claimed final week to have gleaned details about the identify from an official Ford doc.
The identify after all comes from the F-150 SVT Lightning avenue truck that bowed in 1993 and lasted two generations. Ford later crammed the void with the off-road-oriented F-150 Raptor.
Contemplating Ford’s Mustang Mach-E makes use of a reputation that performs on a well-known badge from the Mustang’s previous, on this case Mach 1, we undoubtedly would not be stunned if the automaker selected a reputation from the F-150’s previous for the electrical variant.
2001 Ford SVT F-150 Lightning
And electrical connotations apart, the Lightning identify is becoming contemplating the electrical F-150 will even be positioned as a avenue truck moderately than an off-roader or severe workhorse, with Ford promising will probably be extra highly effective than any F-150 to this point.
Ford has been tight-lipped on particulars however we all know the electrical F-150 will include a dual-motor powertrain, serving to it to ship traction. It would additionally speed up faster than any F-150 to this point and have the flexibility to tow heavy trailers. Ford final June used a prototype to tow 10 double-decker train cars weighing a mixed a million kilos. Different new attributes electrical F-150 house owners can look ahead to over the common truck embrace a entrance trunk (aka a frunk), much less frequent upkeep, and an influence take-off.
Manufacturing of the electrical F-150 will likely be dealt with at Ford’s Rouge plant in Dearborn, Michigan, which has been churning out Ford pickups since 1948. Ford is spending over $700 million on the plant to organize it for the electrical F-150, in addition to the hybrid F-150 PowerBoost which just lately went into manufacturing on the plant.
When it arrives, it can have already got quite a lot of competitors. Among the electrical pickup vehicles that must be at dealerships by the point the Ford arrives embrace the GMC Hummer EV and Rivian R1T. The Tesla Cybertruck and Lordstown Endurance can also be out there by the electrical F-150’s mid-2022 arrival date. Keep tuned.