The Ford F-150 Lightning – the electric pickup that will change motoring

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    The Ford F-150 Lightning – the electric pickup that will change motoring

    The Ford F-150 EV is set to launch on May 19 and, when it does, motoring in the US will change forever. This sounds like the kind of big statement you’d expect in Ford’s marketing materials, but I believe it’s true for a number of reasons.

    Firstly, the Ford F-150 is not just the best-selling truck in the US, it’s the best-selling vehicle, full stop. According to Car and Driver, in 2020 it sold 787,422 units – 200,000 more than its closest rival, the Chevrolet Silverado (also a pickup). Interestingly, it’s only second place globally, too. So, when a vehicle that sells such huge numbers goes electric – or at least, offers an electric version – it’s going to be a big thing.