There are a few visual differences compared with the normal F-150.
The fully electric Ford F-150 truck, officially named the F-150 Lightning, will challenge truck purists when it makes its debut this week. Is a truck still a truck without a big combustion engine under the hood? Well, the answer to that will be revealed imminently. Ford CEO Jim Farley, however, is confident that the F-150 Lightning will succeed. But before the full reveal, we have another teaser image of the new truck that shows its outline along with a side view of the headlights and taillights. The image was found by a user in the Facebook group Ford Lightning SVT Club.
Ford confirmed that the teaser image is legitimate. In the image, the F-150 Lightning seems to sit quite low to the ground and looks like it could be a SuperCrew with four doors. While the silhouette is similar to the regular F-150, one of the F-150 Lightning's most defining features will be the full-width LED lighting strip running across the hood. We have previously seen the effect of this from the front of the truck before and it's also visible in this new teaser. The taillight's lighting signature has a more defined kink in it relative to the regular F-150 and a subtle spoiler can be seen on the tailgate.
Ford has managed to keep technical details of the F-150 Lightning under wraps but we expect the truck to possibly produce over 400 horsepower and have a range of around 300 miles. That means it could be similarly powerful to the existing F-150 PowerBoost V6 hybrid which produces 430 hp and can reach 60 mph in under 5.5 seconds. Ford previously told us that the new F-150 Lightning will be "quicker than any SVT Lightning". The SVT, of course, was an entirely different prospect with its big V8 producing up to 380 hp. A new era for the F-150 begins tomorrow.