Ford relaunches F-150 Lightning name for new electric pickup Car News

Ford will relaunch the F-150 Lightning name for the first electric version of its hit pickup, which will be unveiled next week.

The new battery-electric version of Ford’s best-selling model in the United States is seen as key to the company’s electrification goals. It will compete with the next Tesla Cybertruck when it goes on sale in the United States in 2022.

The rugged electric vehicle will revive the Lightning badge, which was previously used in the 1990s for a number of road-oriented performance versions of the F-150. This follows a trend to revive classic names in electric vehicles defined by Ford with the Mustang Mach-E electric SUV.

Ford has yet to reveal the technical details of the F-150 Lightning, but the firm has promised it will deliver “the power, payload and towing capability that characterizes all Ford pickup trucks.”

Ford boss Jim Farley said: “Every once in a while a new vehicle disrupts the status quo and is a game-changer: the [Ford] Model T, [Ford] Mustang, [Toyota] Prius, [Tesla] Model 3. Now comes the F-150 Lightning.

“America’s favorite vehicle for nearly half a century is going digital and fully electric. The F-150 Lightning can power your home in the event of a breakdown, it’s even faster than the original F-150 Lightning performance truck, and it will constantly improve thanks to the radio link. [software] updates.”

The truck will be built at the Ford Rough Complex in Dearborn, Michigan, United States.

Ford’s F-series pickup launched in the United States in 1948, and the new model expected in 2022 will be the 14th generation. Ford sold more than 730,000 F-Series trucks in the United States last year. However, they are not offered for sale in the UK.


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This notice was published: 2021-05-10 16:44:36