As for the pony car, the Blue Oval has already laid the groundwork for electrification with the Lithium. A one-off concept introduced two years ago at the SEMA Show, the Lithium combines two electric motors with dual power inverters for a mind-boggling 900 horsepower, an 800-volt battery, as well as a Calimer Performance Getrag M82 six-speed manual tranny.
Hau Thai-Tang, the chief product platform and operations officer at the Blue Oval, cheerily declared that “we’re electrifying our most popular nameplates. This prototype showcases to our customers what a new electrified powertrain can do for performance in a car they already know and love.”
Turning our attention back to Automotive News, the report further mentions at least two electric vehicles based on the MEB vehicle architecture developed by the Volkswagen Group. One has already been spied as a clay model, and its proportions are very similar to the ID.4 crossover.
At the Delivering Ford+ Capital Markets Day conference on Wednesday, America’s second-largest automaker is further expected to confirm the TE1 electric truck platform for the next generation of the F-150 Lightning. Due to arrive in late 2025 as a 2026 model, the half-ton pickup may also be joined by EV versions of the full-sized Expedition and Lincoln Navigator.