Ford will livestream the launch of its very first electric powered F-150 following week. And it has a quite familiar title.
The pickup truck will be identified as the F-150 Lightning. Certainly, that is also the title of a exclusive edition of the preferred Ford truck introduced in the 1990s.
The F-Sequence dates again to the 1940s, but the F-150 Lightning is the company’s initial electric pickup truck. Ford’s Mustang Mach-E, which arrived late very last yr, was the U.S. automaker’s first all-electric powered SUV.
The Lightning is expected to commence at about $70,000 and occur with twin electrical motors for all-wheel push. It will compete with a developing list of electrical trucks, together with the Tesla Cybertruck, GMC Hummer EV supertruck, Chevy Silverado EV, and Rivian R1T.
You can observe Ford unveil the truck at its Michigan headquarters on May 19 at 9:30 p.m. ET on the company’s Fb, YouTube, and Twitter webpages. The livestream will also be proven at IRL destinations these as Instances Square in New York Town and on Las Vegas Boulevard.