Ford’s famous F-150 Lightning comes back, but this time it brings all an all-electric powertrain.
Not long ago we reported about the possible arrival of a street-performance Ford-F-150. The recent news allows suggesting more confidently that the F-150 with a ‘Lighting’ name shall be available.
The name was first seen on the V8-powered Ford SVT F-150 Lightning from the 1990s-early 2000s. Ford decided to call its upcoming electric pickup truck by the same, already familiar name.
The model will have a dual-motor powertrain and all-wheel drive. It should reach dealers in mid-2022. Expect the power output of over 450 hp, a driving range of more than 300 miles, and 0-60 mph acceleration in less than 5.0 seconds. A removal range extender could go in the pickup’s bed.
Ford’s new Rouge Center in Dearborn, Michigan will be the production site for the F-150 Lighting EV. Upon arrival at the market, the F-150 Lighting will have to compete with strong rivals in the electric pickup segment, such as the GMC Hummer EV, Chevrolet Silverado or the Tesla Cybertruck.
Thus, Ford needs to think about offering something special to make its Lighting version particularly appealing.
Photo: 1999 Ford SVT F-150 Lightning