In a teaser, Ford shows a glimpse of future F-150 Lightning EVs
The fully electric Ford F-150 Lightning is a solid truck with excellent performance. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in about four seconds and reaches a total speed of 180 km/h. The truck achieves that speed mainly due to the large battery and two electric motors that are incorporated in it. However, we may see a new model of this truck as Ford’s CEO recently teased a new “Performance EV” model on social media site Twitter.
Ford has also announced its return to Formula 1 for the first time in almost two decades through a new partnership with Red Bull. While it may not use an F-150 Lightning EV in the races, this next Lightning could serve as a preview of things to come.
Ford CEO Jim Farley has released a photo on Twitter showing a modified Lightning EV. This truck is a special model made by Ford Performance, who have previously built notable “special EV performance demonstrator” versions.
Like the Mustang Mach-E Performance Demonstrator that came before it and boasted more than 1,400 horsepower, the new Lightning is likely to demonstrate the extreme capabilities of future Ford electric vehicles. Only the front of the F-150 Lightning EV is a bit different. It’s clearly dropped to the ground, similar to the original SVT Lightning, and some flashy new graphics are visible.
Enormous battery packs and many electric motors may have been concealed under the truck shown, making it appear identical to the existing model. Ford Performance regularly builds unique, custom vehicles to showcase future technology, test the limits and serve as mobile ads for Ford. I assume this new Lightning will be similar.
Nevertheless, there’s a good chance that whatever makes an electric truck burn rubber and reach incredible speeds will help shape the lightning of the future. Leaked photos of two unidentified upcoming Ford vehicles add fuel to the fire. The viewers can’t wait to see whatever it is in action.
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