Ford Set To Unveil All-Electric F-150 on May 19

This photo shows Ford 2018 and 2019 F-150 trucks on the assembly line at the Ford Motor Company's Rouge Complex on September 27, 2018 in Dearborn, Michigan. - Ford Motor Company's Rouge complex is the only one in American history to manufacture vehicles including ships, tractors and cars non-stop for …
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Ford will unveil an all-electric version of its ultra-popular F-150 truck on May 19 at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, the company said Monday.

The vehicle has been branded as the F-150 Lightning. The gas-powered F-150 is America’s best selling automobile.

 

“Every so often, a new vehicle comes along that disrupts the status quo and changes the game … Model T, Mustang, Prius, Model 3. Now comes the F-150 Lightning,” said Ford President and CEO Jim Farley. “America’s favorite vehicle for nearly half a century is going digital and fully electric. 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 release of the F-150 will be livestreamed across dozens of platforms, the compaany said.

The vehicle will be produced at the Ford Rouge Center in Dearborn, Michigan.

Shares of Ford rose from around $11.81 prior to the announcement to $11.90.

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