Watch: Is Ford working on an F-150 Lightning convertible?

Ford has clarified the display of a drop-top F-150 Lightning convertible is nothing but the result of a technology glitch.
By : HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 03 Oct 2021, 17:07 PM
The instrument cluster of Ford F-150 Lightning erroneously shows a convertible version of the electric pickup truck. (Image: Youtube/MrTruck)
The instrument cluster of Ford F-150 Lightning erroneously shows a convertible version of the electric pickup truck. (Image: Youtube/MrTruck)
The instrument cluster of Ford F-150 Lightning erroneously shows a convertible version of the electric pickup truck. (Image: Youtube/MrTruck)
The instrument cluster of Ford F-150 Lightning erroneously shows a convertible version of the electric pickup truck. (Image: Youtube/MrTruck)

Ford has garnered pretty good attention with its F-150 Lightning, the all-electric avatar of the iconic F-Series pickup truck. A video has emerged online showing an interesting discovery about the Ford F-150 Lightning.

(Also Read: Ford doubles production of F-150 Lightning EVs due to strong demand: Sources)

The digital instrument cluster display showed a convertible version of the pickup truck. This is interesting though, as so far, there are no drop-top electric pickup trucks available in the world. In this case, if Ford really decides to drive in an all-electric pickup truck convertible, it will certainly give birth to a new niche.

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The upcoming GMC Hummer EV pickup truck has removable roof panels though, which the automaker refers to as Sky Panels. The video at its 4:30 mark reveals the animation that fuelled speculation.

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However, when this ignited speculation about a drop-top variant of the famous Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck, the US auto major clarified that it is nothing but a software glitch in the EV's display, reports InsideEVs.

The Ford F-150 Lightning will be available for buyers in 2022. The electric pickup truck will compete with rivals like Rivian R1T, Tesla Cybertruck etc.

Ford already revealed last month that the F-150 Lightning has received,more than 130,000 bookings for the F-150 Lightning. Due to the strong demand, the automaker had to increase the production of the pickup as well.

Ford F-150 draws power from dual electric motors, each powering one axle. The EV is capable of churning out 563 hp power output and 1,050 Nm of massive torque output. The electric pickup truck is claimed to be able to accelerate 0-100 kmph in four seconds.

Ford Motor Company is aiming to produce more than 80,000 units of F-150 Lightning in 2024, up from its previous target of more than 40,000.

First Published Date: 03 Oct 2021, 17:06 PM IST
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