It shares a name with the high-performance F-150 Lightning pickup from the late ’90s and early 2000s, and Ford CEO Jim Farley has said the new all-electric version will be even quicker in a straight line. The new Lightning will also have two electric motors–one on each axle, creating all-wheel drive–and its battery pack is expected to provide up to 300 miles of range.
The new Lightning should also be more practical than the supercharged gas burner of old, since the EV truck will actually be offered with a crew cab, judging by the photos that leaked yesterday during President Biden’s visit to the Ford Rouge electric-vehicle facility in Dearborn. The Rouge Center is also where the 2022 F-150 Lightning and its batteries will be built and produced before it goes on sale, which is said to be in the middle of 2022. For the full story, check out this article from Car And Driver.