Ford will livestream the launch of its first electric F-150 next week. And it has a very familiar name.
The pickup truck will be called the F-150 Lightning. Yes, that’s also the name of a special edition of the popular Ford truck released in the 1990s.
The F-Series dates back to the 1940s, but the F-150 Lightning is the company’s first electric pickup truck. Ford’s Mustang Mach-E, which arrived late last year, was the U.S. automaker’s first all-electric SUV.
The Lightning is expected to start at about $70,000 and come with dual electric motors for all-wheel drive. It will compete with a growing list of electric trucks, including the Tesla Cybertruck, GMC Hummer EV supertruck, Chevy Silverado EV, and Rivian R1T.
You can watch Ford unveil the truck at its Michigan headquarters on May 19 at 9:30 p.m. ET on the company’s Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter pages. The livestream will also be shown at IRL locations such as Times Square in New York City and on Las Vegas Boulevard.