Ford may call its upcoming electric pickup truck the Ford F-150 Lightning. This name would suit the F-150 EV very well because it indicates that it is powered by electricity. However the name is nothing new.
The name was first used in 1990, on the V-8 SVT Ford Lightning. It was also used on certain trucks in the early 2000s. Ford has also done something similar by taking the iconic “Mach” nameplate from high performance Mustangs, and using it on the all-electric Mach-E crossover.
The new electric F-150 is expected to arrive around the middle of 2022. It will have a dual-motor all wheel drive powertrain that will enable it to be one of the most powerful F-150s ever. According to Car and Driver, the F-150 EV will have over 450 horsepower and the capability to go from 0-60 in less than 5 seconds. The truck should also have a range of over 300 miles.
I am very excited for the F-150 Lightning. It is shaping up to be a solid competitor against the Tesla Cybertruck, GMC Hummer EV, Silverado EV, Rivian R1T and more.
Here is an official teaser of the F-150 Lightning:
This is an unofficial rendering by TopElectricSUV.