Road truck returns May possibly 19 with electric powered ability

Ford will get in touch with the approaching battery-electric powered model of its major-promoting F-150 pickup truck the F-150 Lightning, the automaker explained on Monday.

The zero-emission pickup will be uncovered on Might 19 ahead of the product sales start in mid-2022. The date of the showroom appearance factors to the F-150 Lightning arriving as a 2023 model.

The name of course comes from the F-150 SVT Lightning street truck that was released for 1993 and lasted two generations. Ford later on stuffed the void with the off-street-oriented F-150 Raptor.

Electric powered connotations aside, the Lightning name is fitting contemplating the new F-150 Lightning will also be positioned as a avenue truck alternatively than an off-roader or significant workhorse, with Ford promising it will be additional impressive than any F-150 to date.

2001 Ford SVT F-150 Lightning

2001 Ford SVT F-150 Lightning

Ford has been tight-lipped on facts but we know the F-150 Lightning will arrive with a dual-motor powertrain, assisting it to provide traction. It will also accelerate faster than any F-150 to day and have the capability to tow hefty trailers. Ford very last June made use of a prototype to tow 10 double-decker practice cars weighing a mixed one particular million lbs.

Other new characteristics F-150 Lightning homeowners can appear ahead to over the typical truck incorporate a front trunk (a.k.a. a frunk), less frequent routine maintenance, and a electricity consider-off. Ford has claimed the pickup will be equipped to electrical power a house during an outage. It will also be a higher-tech journey, with Ford promising electronic elements. One we know of is continuous advancements by means of about-the-air updates.

Ford F-150 electric teaser

Ford F-150 electric powered teaser

Creation of the electrical F-150 will start out future spring at Ford’s Rouge plant in Dearborn, Michigan, which has been churning out Ford pickups because 1948. The automaker is expending around $700 million at the plant to put together it for the F-150 Lightning, as effectively as the hybrid F-150 PowerBoost which just lately went into output at the plant.

When it arrives, the F-150 Lightning will previously have a ton of competition. Some of the electric pickup vans that must be at dealerships by the time the Ford arrives include the GMC Hummer EV and Rivian R1T. The Tesla Cybertruck and Lordstown Endurance may well also be out there by the F-150 Lightning’s mid-2022 arrival date. Stay tuned.