Ford’s 400-HP, All-Electric F-150 Will Revive ‘Lightning’ Nameplate

After an eighteen year hiatus, the blue oval is bringing back the Ford Lightning nameplate on the all-electric 2022 Ford F150. The new Lightning is the first model in the F-Series line of pickup trucks with an all-electric power plant that Ford says is capable of powering a house. Ford teased the new truck on YouTube with a short video, prior to the official release on May 19. 

Few details can be gleaned from minute-long teaser video, but several aspects of the new Lightning are nearly guaranteed. It is obvious from the video that the Lightning will have a body-width light bar across the top of the grill, connecting the LED headlights. A Lightning logo decal will adorn each of the rear quarter panels, but like the Lighting classic, the rest of the truck will likely hug closely to the aesthetics of the regular F150.


Ford representatives have said that the new F150 Lightning will accelerate faster than the previous Lightning with a supercharged V8, which is no small feat. The new model will be propelled by twin electric motors capable of over 300 miles of range and over-the-air software updates.  


The new Ford F150 Lighting will be available Fall 2022 to compete with electric offerings from General Motors, Rivian, and Tesla. Pricing and build details will likely be unveiled next week, but I assume the Lighting will share the large infotainment system, on-board generator, and work desk with the F150 models. Although the new Lighting will likely not be a popular overlanding rig initially, we are excited about electric trucks coming to market with more than 300 miles of range. The fact that the F150 Lightning looks as good as it does is an added bonus.

Photos & Video by: Ford

Overlanding Industry News by Zach Elseman. Follow Zach @okienomads.

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