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Ford F-150 Lightning Officially Named, Will Debut On May 19

•, By Mark Kane

Ford has announced today that its upcoming all-electric F-150 pickup will be launched under  the Ford F-150 Lightning name (as rumored), related to the performance Lightning sport truck from 1993.

The world premiere of the Ford F-150 Lightning is scheduled for May 19 (at 9:30 p.m. EDT) at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn and will be live-streamed for millions to watch.

Not only that, but the electric pickup truck livestream will be shown also at "18 impactful out-of-home locations such as Times Square in New York City and Las Vegas Boulevard."

Ford appears to treat the F-150 Lightning quite seriously, comparing the introduction of this model with the Model T and Mustang, as well as some groundbreaking models from other manufacturers like Toyota Prius and Tesla Model 3.

The brief comment from the CEO underlines a few important features, like power export to power a home during an outage, high performance (better than original, conventional F-150 Lightning truck) and over-the-air updates.