May 10, 2021
Ford Announces Name, Reveal Date of All-Electric F-150
The Ford F-150 has been sold for 73 years. It’s been the best selling vehicle on the planet for decades. How best selling, you ask? Last year, Ford sold nearly 2,500 F-150s per day, every day. That’s about 105 trucks sold every hour, for 24 hours per day.
Mind-boggling, right? Just unimaginable numbers of trucks rolling off the line, burning gas, for a long long time. These trucks are dependable too. Makes you wonder where they all go.
But Ford is shaking up the F-150, and pickup truck world in general with the release of their new all-electric F-150, slated for release sometime next year.
Today, Ford announced the truck’s name, the Lightning, a throwback to a street-oriented, sporty F-150 model they first made back in the 80s. Ford also announced a big reveal for May 19, during which they will show off the new truck and confirm lots of whispered about rumors.
Ford has already stated the truck will be the fastest they make, will have AWD, and will be able to travel at least 300 miles per charge. Ford has also patented a range extender that rides along in the truck’s bed. Ford has a dedicated EV production facility in Dearborn, Michigan, where they also produce their own unique battery system.
The truck will begin production next spring, and Ford plans to begin selling the Lightning in 2022.