Ford has trademarked the title “F-150 Flash,” hinting that yet one more model of the best-selling pickup truck is likely to be on the best way.
A trademark software first noticed by CarBuzz was filed with america Patent and Trademark Workplace (USPTO) on June 16. It was filed beneath Worldwide Class 12, which covers “vehicles, 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 folks immediately know what you are speaking about.
As CarBuzz notes, Ford teased a sooner Lightning earlier this yr in the course of the announcement of its Formulation 1 partnership with Purple Bull Racing. Ford will likely be Purple Bull’s expertise companion starting in 2026, when new guidelines take impact, however the partnership may even prolong to street autos—together with the Lightning.
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Ford first teased the Lightning efficiency idea in a graphic displaying EV efficiency idea autos, together with the Mustang Mach-E 1400, the electrical Supervan that raced on the Pikes Peak Worldwide Hill Climb, and a 1978 F100 electrical 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 per week after that tease CEO Jim Farley tweeted a photograph of himself and then-Purple Bull reserve driver (now AlphaTauri race driver) Daniel Ricciardo pulling again the quilt on a excessive efficiency Lightning idea. Ford hasn’t mentioned when the idea will likely be revealed, however now we a minimum of have one chance of what it will likely be known as.