Ford unveiled the all-electric F-150 pickup one day ahead of schedule. The truck, dubbed the F-150 Lightning, was on display at Ford’s Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Michigan on Tuesday during a speech by President Biden.
Images from the event show that the F-150 Lightning largely resembles its gas and hybrid counterparts, although the truck has a more modern grille, with an uninterrupted light bar extending from headlamp to headlamp.
The F-150 EV has been in the works for years and is Ford’s second mass-market electric vehicle after the Mustang Mach-E. The company will reveal full prices, specifications and other details about the electric pickup truck on Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. ET. But the truck is expected to be one of the most powerful F-150s ever made, and it will serve as a massive test of the hunger for an all-electric version of the most popular vehicle in the country.
Biden used Tuesday’s speech to punch his infrastructure plan big in electric vehicles, lithium batteries and EV charging technology. “The future of the automotive industry is electric. There’s no going back, ”he said.
Biden also focused heavily on how he wants automakers to build their electric vehicles in the United States using US parts and labor – a topic especially popular after General Motors announced it would build a number of electric vehicles in Mexico. Ford will build the electric F-150 at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center, but is currently building the Mustang Mach-E in Mexico.