After months of waiting and speculation, tomorrow Ford will finally pull the cover off of their electrified version of the F-150 pickup. Known as the Ford F-150 Lightning, this new electric truck joins a segment that is set to expand rapidly in the coming years. Models like the Tesla Cybertruck, GMC Hummer EV, Chevrolet Silverado EV, and the Rivian R1T are all going to face off against this battery-powered variant of America’s favorite pickup truck for market dominance. And while we don’t have much longer to wait before being introduced to the truck tomorrow at 9:30 pm EST, Ford hasn’t quite stopped teasing us yet. In fact, the automaker has released a few new teaser clips on social media for us to look over.
Ford F-150 Lightning: New Teasers
The first new teaser that we’ll look at was released by Ford themselves, and was published to the automakers Facebook page. This short clip starts out by highlighting important models in the history of the Ford F-Series family, including the 1927 Model T Truck, 1950 F-1, 1984 F-150, 2015 F-150, and finally the all new F-150 Lightning. All of these models represented massive leaps forwards for the brand, and only serve to highlight how important Ford believes this new electric truck is going to be for the brand. This teaser gives us yet another look at the truck’s unique lighting elements, including that massive wrap around LED on the nose. A shorter video highlighting just the last few seconds starring the Lightning was also uploaded.
While we’ve seen various different teasers of the front end of the Ford F-150 Lightning before, another teaser was published that gives us a whole new view of the pickup. This advertisement features a side profile of the truck, and was first discovered by users of the Ford Lightning SVT Club Facebook group. The teaser proved to be just one of many that will be coming before the official debut of the truck. The image makes it clear that the reborn F-150 Lightning will feature a SuperCrew cab layout, as well as a unique rear spoiler affixed to the end of the bed. Perhaps akin to a Gurney flap. The spoiler may hint that Ford is trying to tap into the nameplate’s history as a muscle truck, which is something we can get behind.
Official F-150 Lightning Reveal: May 19 At 9:30 PM EST
Ford has done a great job of keeping details related to this new electric pickup truck under lock and key. That said, there are a few key things that we have come to learn over the past few months. We know that the trucks will be built at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center starting in mid-2022, and that the trucks will start on the same production line as ICE-powered models. We also know that the truck is already proving quite popular, as Ford has announced their intentions to boost production beyond their initial planned allotment due to customer interest. Beyond that, we’re going to have to wait until tomorrow night to get the full lowdown. Based on what we’re seeing, this truck might help solidify Ford’s market share in this new age of the auto industry.