F-150 Lightning: Ford’s Truck of the Future?

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Ford is betting that any scepticism concerning electrification of the F-series will be blown away by its sheer ability. And with more pulling power, space and versatility than ever before, should we doubt them? Car Design News spoke to Ford’s global design director Todd Willing ahead of the full reveal

The Ford F-150 Lightning is back and this time it’s an EV. The sleeper hit of F-series nameplate first hit the dealerships back in 1993 before bowing out in 2004. Now it has been electroshocked back to life, bringing its famed acceleration with it courtesy of a 300-mile range battery. 

But this is no pumped-up lifestyle wagon – far from it. This is a working truck true to the F-series spirit, with Ford leaning heavily into its ‘built Ford-tough’ mantra. And so, we have monumental levels of torque, 775 lb.-ft. the most of any F-150 ever, a high-tech frunk and the ability to power your home. 

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