Electric Ford F-150 set to debut on May 19
Since the latest generation of the Ford F-150 came out, there have been whispers about an upcoming fully electric and particularly powerful version of the pickup. After drip-feeding us tiny bits of information about the car, Ford has finally set the premiere date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021.
The company confirmed that the EV would be called ‘Lightning’, referencing the flagship F-150 models that came out in the 1990s and early 2000s packing V8 engines under the hood. In a recently published short video, the manufacturer reminds us about these trucks and their ancestors, including even such classics as the Model T and the F-1.
When the new F-150 Lightning ships, it will likely offer a spacious frunk, AWD, and mobile power generator capabilities. The latter point means you will be able to use your EV to power individual electric appliances or even an entire house during a blackout. As for the power, 770 PS (760 hp / 566 kW) looks realistic as expectations go.
According to Ford, sales will not start until mid-2022.
Editor Andrew Raspopov