President Biden Is Getting a Sneak Peek at the Ford F-150 Lightning EV Pickup

The Ford F-150 Lightning EV will be unveiled at the automaker’s Dearborn headquarters on May 19, 2021. President Joe Biden plans to visit the Michigan-based plant to get a sneak peek at the all-new F-150 EV pickup truck before the reveal. The president’s visit to the plant was first reported by The Detroit News. The visit has since been confirmed by Ford.

When will the Ford Lightning EV be revealed?

The rear of a Ford F-150 Lightning EV pickup
Ford F-150 Lightning | Ford

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The automaker plans to unveil the F-150 Lightning EV on May 19, 2021. The Detroit News reports that team members at the Dearborn automotive plant have spent the last few days preparing for the unveiling. Preparations have included installing a giant projector screen that will be used to highlight the all-new EV pickup truck.

The electrified F-150 is one of several new EV models the automaker has introduced in the last year. Recently introduced models include the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, which went on sale this year. The automaker also recently announced an electrified version of its Transit van. These new EV models are part of Ford’s commitment to invest more than $11.5 billion in electric vehicles through 2022. 

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President Biden will visit Ford to get a look at the Ford F-150 Lightning EV

The Detroit News was the first to report that President Biden would be visiting Ford’s headquarters prior to the F-150 EV launch. The president will reportedly tour Ford’s new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center, where the Ford F-150 Lightning will be built. 

During his visit to Ford’s Dearborn headquarters, President Biden is also expected to get up close and personal with the all-new EV pickup truck. The Detroit News reports that the president will meet with Ford engineers to learn more about the truck too. 

“We’re honored to host President Biden at Ford Motor Company and excited to preview for him the new F-150 Lightning and the exciting technologies that made it possible,” Mark Truby, Ford vice president for communications, shared Tuesday on Twitter. “Electrifying America’s best-selling vehicle is a milestone in our country’s transition to cleaner transportation.”

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What is Biden’s electric vehicle plan?

If you haven’t heard, President Biden has big plans for electric vehicles. In fact, the administration recently announced its progress on investing $15 billion to build a national network of 500,000 charging stations. 

According to The New York Times, President Biden’s electric vehicle plans were first announced as part of the administration’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan. The Biden administration’s electric vehicle plans include combatting climate change by encouraging Americans to choose electric vehicles over gas and diesel-powered ones.

The New York Times added, “He aims to lower the cost of electric vehicles by offering individuals, businesses and governments tax credits, rebates and other incentives.”

CORRECTION - President and CEO of Ford Motor Company Mark Fields (R) shows US Vice President Joe Biden (L) the Ford GT, President Biden will visit Dearborn to see the Ford F-150 Lightning EV pickup next week
US Vice President Joe Biden in a Ford in 2017. | JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images

When does the Ford F-150 Lightning EV come out?

While the Ford F-150 Lightning EV will be unveiled on May 19, 2021, production of the EV pickup truck won’t begin until next spring. The odds are we won’t find out when the F-150 Lightning EV will arrive at dealerships until then.