Ford makes moves towards new electric trucks

By July 21, 2022 News

Ford has filed for the names Ranger Lightning and Maverick Lightning to be trademarked with the European Union Intellectual Property Office.

The recent trademark filing suggests the automaker’s electric intentions for both the Maverick and Ranger models.

Ford CEO Jim Farley hinted at a fully electric version of the Ranger at the F-150 Lightning premiere, explaining another electric truck was being tested.

“So, we made sure the platform was capable of it, and engineered electrification into it to make sure that all the different propulsion technologies would be able to fit within the platform, going forward,” Ford T6 platform engineer Ian Foston said.

While no specifics have been released or confirmed, Ford plans for EVs to account for half its global sales volume by 2030 so we can expect to see more electric models soon.