Ford recently announced the launch of the F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck, which it plans to formally reveal on May 19th at the Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Mich., during a livestreamed event, according to a company press release.
“Every so often, a new vehicle comes along that disrupts the status quo and changes the game … Model T, Mustang, Prius, Model 3. Now comes the F-150 Lightning,” said Ford President and CEO Jim Farley in the press release. “America’s favorite vehicle for nearly half a century is going digital and fully electric. F-150 Lightning can power your home during an outage; it’s even quicker than the original F-150 Lightning performance truck; and it will constantly improve through over-the-air updates.”
Production of the F-150 Lightning begins next spring at the all-new Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center.