By Brian Normile
With the debut of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, we get our first look at Ford’s vision of an electrified pickup truck and it’s … decidedly normal. Rather than go the Tesla Cybertruck route, Ford gave the current F-150 a slight visual update in addition to mechanical and feature updates beyond the obvious battery-electric powertrain.
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Various statistics have not yet been provided or finalized, but the numbers provided by Ford paint a picture of a fairly capable pickup with a few tricks up its sleeve — but also one that may not meet all of the traditional pickup truck benchmarks.