Let’s take a look at why.
Because it’s electric, the F-150 Lightning doesn’t have an engine up front. Instead, there’s a cavernous storage space that Ford nicknamed the Mega Power Frunk.
Perhaps the most interesting part of the Lightning is how much it looks like a normal pickup truck. It’s likely most folks won’t even realize it’s an electric truck.
The interior looks similar to an internal combustion F-150, except for the giant center screen that’s been ripped straight out of a Mustang Mach-E electric car... or a Tesla.
Ford recently began pre-production of the Lightning and said it would increase production capacity at the facility to 80,000 vehicles per year.
These enormous robots calibrate the onboard cargo scales that help the truck figure out how much payload it's carrying. That helps make the range estimate more accurate.
We think the Lightning is the most important EV ever made because the Ford F-150 is the best-selling truck in America.
Instead of selling small electric vehicles, Ford is giving the people what they want: giant trucks, but with features only EVs can provide.