FORD TO UNVEIL THE RETURN OF THE LIGHTNING ON MAY 19, 2021!
A New Kind of Lightning
The original F-150 Lightnings were gas powered high performance trucks and they were seriously cool - I remember my desire to own one when I first saw one tear away at a stop light. They were produced in two different generational models from 1993-1995 and then again from 1999-2004 by SVT, Ford's Special Vehicle Team.
Pictures of the previous version Lightnings above. (Source wikipedia and Edmunds)
To no surprise...the upcoming version is all electric, faster, and more capable than its older siblings. Do we see a trend here? By the way, how old school do those pictures look above?
Ford President and CEO says:
"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.”
The Reveal of The Ford F-150 Lightning
This May 19th at 9:30pm EDT Ford will reveal the all new all electric Ford F150 Lightning from their World Headquarters. You can watch it live on YouTube as well as 30 other channels.
A High-Tech Production Plant
A new truck like this needs an upgraded production facility. Ford says their facility will be focused on quality and commitment to sustainability at their most advanced production plant - Ford Rouge Complex - which recently received a $700 Million investment in anticipation and preparation of the new F-150 Electric truck.
According to a study done by Boston Consulting Group: The F-Series pickup contributes approximately 500,000 jobs to the U.S. Economy and overall the Ford brand contributes about 1,000,000 jobs total. Wow! Thank you Ford.
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