The Ford F-150 Lightning debuts on March 19, but we still don’t have a clear idea of what the truck looks like as a whole. WB.Artist20 has given Motor1.com permission to republish their renderings of the electric pickup appearance.
The front is the part of the truck that we know the most. The running lights cover the entire width of the nose, including the LEDs under the hood. WB.Artist20 adds a Lightning logo where Ford is generally expected. The grille is closed, which makes sense as electric vehicles do not require the airflow of a combustion engine and there is a cooling inlet in the lower fairing.
On the side, the Lightning largely resembles the standard F-150. So far, we only see the truck as a four-door SuperCrew cab. It is not clear whether other configurations would be available as well.
Ford keeps the ride height low enough, which would aid aerodynamics, which would improve range. However, the company is not positioning the model as a die-hard off-roader.
At the rear, there is a subtle spoiler on the tip of the tailgate. WB.Artist20 gives the vehicle a pair of full-width LEDs along the upper and lower portions of the taillights. There is also a big Lightning emblem on the back.
At this point, we don’t know anything about the mechanical aspects of the F-150 Lightning. There are at least two electric motors to provide all-wheel drive. The range should be at least 300 miles and can reach 400 miles for a variant with a larger capacity battery.
The F-150 Lightning will begin production at the new Red Electric Vehicle Center in mid-2022. The early interest in EV is already high enough for Ford to increase production volume at the site by 50%.