Ford’s upcoming all-electric pickup truck will be named the F-150 Lightning and the company is hoping will disrupt the market with the car that is a resurrection of the famous SVT F-150 popular in the 90s.
“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.
Ford didn’t share much about the truck that will be available next year but one thing Ford made clear is that the truck can be used as a backup power generator.
The Ford F-150 Lightning will be revealed via a livestream May 19 at the company’s headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan.
“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.” he added.