Shock: Electric Ford F-150 to be named Lightning

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The first all-electric Ford F-150 will be called the Lightning when it goes on sale in 2022.

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The name has previously been used on high-performance versions of the F-150, most recently in 2004.

Ford hasn’t released any technical details on the full-size pickup, but has said that it will be the most-powerful F-150 in the lineup.

More information will come when the F-150 Lightning is revealed during an online event on May 19 at 9:30 p.m. ET, but Ford CEO Jim Farley said last year that it will be a real truck for real truck buyers.

Ford has teased the front-end design of the electric F-150 Lightning.
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“Simply put, this isn’t a gimmick. It’s a workhorse, not a showhorse destined for a shiny garage filled with four other luxury cars. It’s not for never-nevers — never tow, never haul – it’s for serious truck owners,” Farley said.

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The F-150 won’t be the first full-size electric pickup on the market if things go to plan. The Lordstown Endurance, GMC Hummer EV and Tesla Cybertruck are all currently scheduled to enter production late this year.

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