A pair of Ford Mavericks sit parked in front of a city skyline. On the right is an orange truck facing away from us so we see its left side. On the left is a powder-blue truck, positioned so that we see its right side.

Ford has a obvious lead about its usual rivals in the electric truck race. It might be attempting to get a next electric powered pickup on dealership loads before some rivals develop their pretty initial.

The Michigan-based mostly automaker was the next firm to release an electric powered pickup. Its 2022 F-150 Lightning electrical truck reached its 1st customer in May well, just a several months just after California startup Rivian shipped its initially R1T pickup.

But that destinations Ford effectively ahead of conventional Detroit rivals. GM designs to release its Silverado EV as a 2024 truck. Ram has an electric powered pickup notion set to debut this fall but claims it won’t attain creation right before the 2024 design yr.

Tesla’s most current announcement claims its Cybertruck will occur in 2023. But the organization has moved that date many situations.

The Lightning, in the meantime, could seem following to you at a stoplight nowadays.

For its future electric truck, Ford will likely build a smaller sized one.

The corporation has utilized for trademark security for the phrases “Ranger Lightning” and “Maverick Lightning.”

Ford CEO Jim Farley teased the thought of a next electric powered pickup in April. At the time, he claimed, “We’re presently pushing dirt down in Blue Oval Metropolis in Tennessee for an additional electrical pickup truck which is different” than the F-150 Lightning.

Ford’s newest filings with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office make it feel very likely that he was referring to a lesser truck. We’ll carry far more information as Ford reveals them.