An Electric Ford Maverick Lightning Could—and Probably Should—Happen
It seems, barring some unlikely series of events, that an electric Maverick will happen. It also seems that, judging by the little truck’s front-end styling, it may be a natural fit for the standard smooth-grille EV look, as seen on the F-150 Lightning, Mustang Mach-E, and others. Filling in the upper portion—whether, as we imagine, smoothly in base models (as seen above) or with a stylish texture in higher trims (as seen below)—doesn’t jar the eye thanks to the stylish bar linking the headlights and a bit of texture. And the smaller proportions of the Maverick’s front end help; by comparison, the F-150 Lightning’s filled-in grille looks overly wide between its small, wide-set headlights.
The wheels seen here are pulled straight from the F-150 Lightning’s selection; they may not be representative of a design a Maverick EV would actually wear, but they follow the contemporary EV wheel styling tropes. Other changes are mostly minor: a charging door on the front fender, the bedside “LIGHTNING” badge, a partially-filled-in lower air intake.
Around back, however, the F-150 Lightning’s taillight connection strip looks right at home adapted to the Maverick’s rear proportions. Beyond that, the Maverick doesn’t need much to visually communicate that it’d be right at home as an EV—something that would have been baked in, stylistically, right from the start of development.
The F-150 Lightning will, if all goes to plan, hit dealers in May 2022. We haven’t had official confirmation of an electric Maverick yet, although Ford seems to be spelling out that it’s coming, so assume that a Ford Maverick Lightning would be announced in the next few months, with production trailing by roughly the same timeframe as its larger stablemate.
We are now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@TechiUpdate) and stay updated with the latest Technology headlines.
For all the latest Automobile News Click Here