Ford to christen electric F-150 as Lightning, debuts on May 19

US Auto main Ford will christen the all-electric F150 pickup truck as Lightning. The auto main has introduced that the Lightning badge pays homage to the previous SVT-branded sport truck of the Nineteen Nineties and it’s scheduled to debut on May 19.

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The upcoming all-electric Ford F150 Lightning pickup truck is unlikely to share every other parts besides the identify. The unique Lightning sport truck that was in manufacturing between 1993 and 1995, was powered by a big 5.6-litre V8 engine, whereas the upcoming F150 Lightning can be absolutely electric.

The new Ford 150 Lightning pickup truck will come as longer and taller than the unique standard fuel-powered Lightning. The sport truck from the Nineteen Nineties was a low-sitting, single-cab shortbed mannequin, which will not be seen within the upcoming all-electric mannequin.

Ford has launched a teaser video revealing the identify of the upcoming Ford F150 Lightning, which additionally exhibits another bits in regards to the electric automobile. It exhibits some reference to the interior combustion engine-powered predecessor, that includes the Model T pickup, 1948 F-1, and each generations of the SVT Lightning.

As the actor featured within the video says, Ford will build upon its century of truck manufacturing historical past to take the F-(*19*) model into the long run and take electric and switch it into Lightning. Even although the upcoming Lightning is unlikely to come as hardcore as its avenue truck forebears, the teaser video definitely is ready to join the upcoming pickup truck with the Ford F-(*19*)’ wealthy legacy.

Interestingly, this isn’t the primary time Ford has used the legacy connection of a historic model to introduce a brand new electric automobile. Previously, Ford Mustang Mach-E too got here with design and efficiency which are linked to the unique muscle automotive. Not solely electric automobiles, Ford lately launched the brand new era Bronco SUV, which additionally got here with its truthful share reference to the unique good previous Bronco.

Ford F-150 Lightning all-electric pickup truck can be revealed on the auto producer’s world headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. The automaker plans to broadcast the occasion at 18 high-profile public areas together with Times Square in New York City and Las Vegas Boulevard alongside.

The Ford F-150 Lightning is coming to the fore after a number of different electric pickup vans such as the GMC Hummer EV, Tesla Cybertruck have been revealed.

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