Dearborn, Michigan - The Ford Motor Company has confirmed that its new F-150 Lightning pick-up truck is going all-electric and that production starts as early as 2022. Production of the F-150 Lightning begins in Q2 next year at the all-new Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Centre in Dearborn.
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The vehicle will be revealed next week Wednesday, May 19, at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn and live-streamed for millions to watch. Ford says the F-150 Lightning brings stunning innovation, technologies and capabilities to the F-Series, America’s best-selling vehicle, combined with the power, payload and towing capability that is the hallmark of all Built Ford Tough trucks.
The reveal takes place at 3:30pm South African time, if you’d like to tune in on this page as we’ll post the direct YouTube link to the global premiere from Ford World Headquarters.
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“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,” says Ford President and CEO Jim Farley.
“America’s favourite 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,” he adds.
Farley made it noteworthy that this truck of the future will be built with quality and a commitment to sustainability by Ford-UAW workers at the Ford Rouge Complex -- a place he calls the cathedral of American manufacturing and Ford’s most advanced plant.
Here’s a short teaser video of what you can expect at next week’s live unveiling of the all-new, all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning: