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F-150 BEV to be called Lightning

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Well, there’s probably not a better name you could pick for an EV. The article mentions it will be the fastest/most HP of any F150 so performance wise it fits too. 
 

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21 minutes ago, Ramrod79 said:

Will they make a regular cab short box though??

With the Flareside bed too? lol 😂

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26 minutes ago, Ramrod79 said:

Let’s not ask for to much now!  Lol. 

 

:) 

 

Good point Ramrod79. Ford got the name for BEV F-150 right, so what really matters at this point is Ford's ability to launch BEV F-150 (Lightning) on schedule and without any major quality control issues. 

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I was always a fan of the 2nd gen lightning.. wanted a silver one but never got it.

 

I actually like that they are doing this with the name.

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Lightning rod.. requiring 1.21 gigawatts.. Know a guy working on the flux capacitor... LOL

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What a coup d’ etat in naming the truck the “Lightening”.

 

Absolutely perfect use of that storied name. 
 

Can’t wait to see what they do with the “frunk” on an F150. 
 

Ford has driven a stake into the hearts of Ram and the GM twins. They are apparently life cycles behind but hey they have hemis and Corvettes. 
 

Seriously Ford was kind of sucking wind with the relatively weaker 4.6/5.4 in terms of torque. 
 

An entire generation ago they introduce an EcoBoost line of engines which turned out to be fabulous and really changed customers perceptions on light truck power. 
 

Them they go and take a ton of crap thrown at them for the aluminum bodies but it turns out their payload capacity is most often higher because of the vehicle weight savings. 
 

Now this! An electric F150 that probably will not be so far out as to turn off traditional customers but at least be on the cutting edge in terms of where the future is going. 
 

FCA was buying Tesla carbon credits to offset their hemi into everything strategy. 
 

GM has probably got some solid plans but they certainly aren’t leading like they have in the past. They seem to be lost a little bit. 
 

They have no Raptor fighter, they have no serious off roader close to being ready. 
 

To my knowledge they have no answer to the F450,550 and 600.

 

I’m not saying they can’t or won’t but they have some catching to do in my humble opinion. 

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4 minutes ago, Stray Kat said:

GM has probably got some solid plans but they certainly aren’t leading like they have in the past. They seem to be lost a little bit. 

 

The GM EV truck will be built on the same skateboard chassis as the Hummer EV. That's already known.

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4 hours ago, twintornados said:

 

The same crowd that hates the name Mustang Mach-E...

Oh look.  The “us against them” mafia has arrived.  Who cares if someone doesn’t like the name?   It’s a god damn car.  

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7 hours ago, blwnsmoke said:

I was always a fan of the 2nd gen lightning.. wanted a silver one but never got it.

 

My next door neighbor has one...he also has a nice F450 Contact truck for work he drives every day.

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10 hours ago, 02MustangGT said:

Oh look.  The “us against them” mafia has arrived.  Who cares if someone doesn’t like the name?   It’s a god damn car.  

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This will have the same reaction as calling a Holden Commodore a GTO

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They could call a performance model Lightning Thunder lol.

 

(I thought about Lightning Bolt, but Chevy has the Bolt name now).

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34 minutes ago, rmc523 said:

They could call a performance model Lightning Thunder lol.

 

(I thought about Lightning Bolt, but Chevy has the Bolt name now).

Thunderbolt is an older Ford name—they were drag strip monster Galaxies back in the ‘60s. 

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59 minutes ago, SoonerLS said:

Thunderbolt is an older Ford name—they were drag strip monster Galaxies back in the ‘60s. 

 

Thunderbolt and Lightning.

 

Very very frightening me.......

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4 hours ago, akirby said:

 

Thunderbolt and Lightning.

 

Very very frightening me.......

Signed,

 General Motors

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38 minutes ago, SoonerLS said:

Signed,

 General Motors

General Motors

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2 minutes ago, sullynd said:

General Motors

Fiat too. 
 

(Stelantis didn’t work)

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6 hours ago, SoonerLS said:

Thunderbolt is an older Ford name—they were drag strip monster Galaxies back in the ‘60s. 

 

Actually the Thunderbolt is a 1964 Fairlane.  

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5 hours ago, mackinaw said:

 

Actually the Thunderbolt is a 1964 Fairlane.  

So it was. Not sure why I remembered it as being a Galaxie.

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