Rumor has it that Ford will design and develop a second electric pickup from scratch
It is reported that Ford will release the F-150 Lightning all-electric pickup in May 2021. In less than 48 hours of its launch, the car garnered more than 44,500 reservations. In early September last year, Mike Levine, Ford’s director of product communications for North America, said the pickup had already reached 130,000 pre-orders.
In early August, the company raised the price of the F-150 Lightning electric pickup, citing higher raw material and supply chain costs.
Back in April, rumors surfaced that a new electric pickup from Ford was in development. At the time, the company’s CEO Jim Farley revealed that Ford was developing a new pickup at its Blue Oval City, Tennessee, plant. Farley did not name the car at the time, but said it would be an all-new model.
Earlier this week, foreign media also reported that Ford is developing a new electric truck, which is expected to go on sale in 2025. Foreign media pointed out that this car may be a new full-size pickup under the company’s F series, and its target customers are more retail buyers.
Details of the new truck are not yet known, but the reason the company is motivated to launch more electric trucks is because its F-150 Lightning defined the electric truck industry, the only one currently under 50,000 The production version of the electric truck that you can buy for a dollar. Next year alone, Ford plans to produce 80,000 vehicles.