Ford has trademarked the title « F-150 Flash, » hinting that yet one more model of the best-selling pickup truck could be on the way in which.
A trademark utility first noticed by CarBuzz was filed with the US Patent and Trademark Workplace (USPTO) on June 16. It was filed below Worldwide Class 12, which covers « cars, pickup vans, electrical autos, sport utility autos, and their structural components. »
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The inclusion of F-150 within the title confirms a variant of the pickup truck, whereas Flash connotes one thing associated to the all-electric F-150 Lightning. Point out a « flash of lightning » and other people immediately know what you are speaking about.
As CarBuzz notes, Ford teased a sooner Lightning earlier this yr throughout the announcement of its Formulation 1 partnership with Red Bull Racing. Ford might be Crimson Bull’s expertise companion starting in 2026, when new guidelines take impact, however the partnership will even lengthen to highway autos—together with the Lightning.
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Ford first teased the Lightning performance concept in a graphic exhibiting EV efficiency idea autos, together with the Mustang Mach-E 1400, the electric Supervan that raced on the Pikes Peak Worldwide Hill Climb, and a 1978 F100 electric restomod. Additionally proven was a Lightning-shaped define marked « coming quickly. »
Ford did not initially connect the Lightning title to this yet-to-be-revealed idea, however every week after that tease CEO Jim Farley tweeted a photograph of himself and then-Crimson Bull reserve driver (now AlphaTauri race driver) Daniel Ricciardo pulling again the duvet on a high performance Lightning concept. Ford hasn’t stated when the idea might be revealed, however now we a minimum of have one risk of what it is going to be known as.