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Ford Zaps Truck World with News of Electric F-150 'Lighting'

May 10, 2021
First look at vehicle that begins production next spring to be livestreamed on May 19.

DEARBORN, Mich., May 10, 2021 – Sources from Ford Motor Company announced today that what is described as Ford’s smartest, most innovative truck yet, will be all-electric and called F-150 Lightning. The all-new F-150 Lightning will be revealed May 19 at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn and livestreamed for online viewers.

Sources report 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 will occur at 9:30 p.m. EDT, May 19, from Ford World Headquarters and will be broadcast live with more than 30 ways to watch across physical and digital destinations, including the Ford Facebook and YouTube channels, Twitter, select  national publications and 18 high-visibility national locations, including New York City's Times Square and Las Vegas Boulevard.

“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. “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.”

Farley continued, “The truck of the future will be built with quality and a commitment to sustainability by Ford-UAW workers at the Ford Rouge Complex -- the cathedral of American manufacturing and our most advanced plant.” 

Production of the F-150 Lightning begins next spring at the all-new Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center.