Ford has confirmed the name for a pure electric version of the F-150 and its premiere date.
The Ford F-150 Lightning will make its debut on the automaker’s social media channels on Wednesday, May 19, at 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time (3:30 a.m. CEST).
It will be a dual-motor all-wheel-drive vehicle able to cover over 300 miles on a single charge and to power homes, as well as to speed up faster than the F-150 Lighting V8 from the past.
For comparison: Ford Mustang Mach-E provides 305 miles of range according to EPA test.
The F-150 Lightning features an illuminated light bar above the grille and a “Lightning” logo on the bedside panel. Inside and out it’ll inherit much from the latest gas-powered F-150, including over-the-air updates capability.
Ford will be producing the model and its batteries at its Rouge Center in Dearborn, Michigan. Sales should begin in the middle of next year.