(Pocket-lint) - Ford has announced the name of its electric pickup truck. Called the F-150 Lightning, it is set to be unveiled at an event in Michigan.
The entire show will be live-streamed. Here's how you can watch it for yourself, plus everything you can expect.
When is Ford's F-150 Lightning event?
Ford's F-150 is one of the bestselling trucks in the US, and such, the electric version is much-anticipated. Ford is making the reveal into a big deal, streaming it across multiple platforms and even hosting 18 in-person events around the country, including in Times Square and Las Vegas.
The electric truck will debut at 9:30pm EDT on 19 May 2021. Here are the different times around the world:
- New York: 9:30pm
- California: 6:30pm
- London: 2:30am (20 May)
- Paris: 3:30am (20 May)
- Berlin: 3:30am (20 May)
- New Delhi: 7am (20 May)
- Tokyo: 10:30am (20 May)
- Hong Kong: 9:30am (20 May)
How to watch Ford's F-150 Lightning event
What to expect from Ford's F-150 Lightning event
Ford, so far, has only announced a few details about the F-150 Lightning, such as the dual-motor configurations, mobile power generation, “hands-free” driver-assist options, and over-the-air software updates. Ford is expected to not only unveil its electric truck and confirm more details during the event but will also play up its Lightning branding. It has a history at Ford, having appeared on the SVT F-150 street trucks in the early 1990s.
Keep in mind the F-150 Lightning won’t actually go on sale until 2022, and it will be produced at a new manufacturing plant in Michigan. Ford has said it plans to spend $22 billion on manufacturing over a dozen EVs and gas-electric hybrid by 2025. The all-electric and hybrid F-150 are among those EVs planned.