The F-150 Lightning will not be Ford’s only electric pickup

Ford started production of the F-150 Lightning Tuesday, and the company took the opportunity to share some future news about electric pickup trucks. According to Automotive News, Ford CEO Jim Farley said the automaker intends to build a “brand new” electric truck on their Blue Oval City campus in Tennessee.

“It’s another truck,” Farley told reporters at Tuesday’s event. “We said very clearly that we want to be a leader in electric pickup trucks.”

Farley gave no details about the future electric truck, so it could be anything from one Maverick-size compact pickup for something far more rugged as one F-Series Super Duty. The Blue Oval City facility is expected to be up and running in 2024.

Other U.S. automakers entering the electric pickup room are focusing on full-size rivals for the F-150 Lightning. Chevrolet will launch one Silverado EV in the not too distant future, and Ram recently announced an electric truck, as well. Of course there are too Tesla Cybertruckeven if it is unclear exactly when it will finally get in the way.

Right now, though, Ford is focusing its efforts on the F-150 Lightning. The truck “is going to change our business forever,” said CEO Bill Ford, according to Automotive News. Look for the first Lightning trucks to hit Ford dealers this month.

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