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Ford Confirms Electric F-150 Will Be Called Lightning

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  • Ford has announced that its upcoming electric pickup will be called the F-150 Lightning.
  • It will be unveiled on Ford’s social media channels on Wednesday, May 19, at 9:30 p.m. ET.
  • The Ford F-150 Lightning will go on sale in the middle of next year.

    Ford announced that its upcoming electric pickup will be called the F-150 Lightning, as we first reported at the end of last month. The electric F-150 will be fully unveiled next week on Wednesday, May 19 at 9:30 p.m. ET on Ford’s YouTube channel, and it will go on sale in mid-2022.

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    Ford CEO Jim Farley says that the F-150 Lightning will be able to power homes (similar to the Hummer EV SUV), accelerate quicker than the supercharged V-8–powered F-150 Lightnings of old, and improve with over-the-air updates. It will have a dual-motor setup providing all-wheel drive, and its battery pack should provide more than 300 miles of range given that the longest-range Mustang Mach-E is EPA-rated at 305 miles of driving range.

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    The F-150 Lightning should be similar in size and shape to the gas-powered trucks. It will have an illuminated light bar that stretches across the top of the grille and a new “Lightning” logo that will adorn the truck’s bedside panel. The interior should have plenty of screen real estate since the new F-150 debuted a large 12.0-inch screen and digital gauge cluster.

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    The new Ford F-150 Lightning will arrive in mid-2022 to compete against other upcoming electric pickups such as the GMC Hummer EV pickup, the electric Chevy Silverado, and the Tesla Cybertruck. Its batteries will be produced alongside it at a new electric vehicle facility at Ford’s Rouge Center in Dearborn, Michigan.

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