Ford to Reveal All-Electric F-150 Lightning
Ford truck enthusiasts may be angered by the name–which recalls the muscle trucks that came to prominence in the 1990s–but you can understand why it was resurrected for this all-new electric model. After all, Volt and Bolt have already been taken–and F-150 Lightning sounds a heck of a lot better than the other possible electrically-themed options.
“America’s favorite vehicle for nearly half a century is going digital and fully electric,” said Ford President and CEO Jim Farley in a press release statement. “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.”
No word on towing or tow capacity, but considering Ford posted a video just one year ago of an F-150 prototype pulling a train weighing a claimed 1 million plus pounds, we’re confident that the new Lightning will be designed for towing–and probably will have an impressive rating as well.
Jim Farley, Ford President and CEO
The reveal takes place at 9:30 p.m. EDT, May 19, from Ford World Headquarters and will be broadcast live with 30+ ways to watch across physical and digital destinations, including the Ford Facebook and YouTube channels, Twitter, key national publications as well as 18 impactful out-of-home locations such as Times Square in New York City and Las Vegas Boulevard, according to Ford.
Check it out, and prepare to be shocked! Sorry…that was too easy.