A render on the “charged” electric pickup Ford Lightning Raptor appeared on the web


Independent artist KDesign AG unveiled his vision of a “charged” performance of the Ford Lightning Raptor electric pickup truck. So far, there is no indication that the American brand is planning to introduce such a version of the electric truck.

Ford unveiled an electric version of the full-size F-150 pickup truck last week, which received the Lightning designation and has 70,000 bookings to date. It won’t go on sale until spring 2022, although some are wondering if Ford will tackle a more powerful version of the electric truck. The company did not say that such a model would appear and the designer of KDesign AG decided to imagine what such a version of the truck might look like.

What helps present the off-road Lightning Raptor is how similar the Lightning is in design to a conventional F-150 powered by an internal combustion engine.

The two cars are very similar, which makes building the Lightning Raptor a breeze. The truck has a raised suspension, and there are simply no exhaust pipes. The bold Lightning graphics on the front and rear fit perfectly with the Raptor’s tough off-road aesthetic. The truck gets a huge Lightning badge in the back.

It is unlikely that Ford will develop a high-performance Lightning Raptor right away. The company has big plans for electric vehicles for the next decade: by 2030, 40% of the brand’s global sales will be electric vehicles, and Ford plans to do so by electrifying some of its iconic models. The automaker is developing a new architecture for electric vehicles with a platform that will power future Ford trucks and crossovers.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that the Ford Explorer and Aviator crossover will receive an electric version. Today he announced special platforms for electric cars, the development of IonBoost batteries and more accurate information about future upcoming electric cars. Such news sounded at the presentation in honor of Capital Markets Day.