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The only major body difference between a Lightning and an F-150 is the front clip, so an SUV on the Lightning platform is easy... except that the Expedition body is not quite the same as an F-150 body (there isn't a single external body panel in common), and the longest Expedition wheelbase (3,343 mm or 131.6") is much shorter than the only Lightning wheelbase (3696 mm or 145.5") and the extra length can't be cut out of the Lightning without losing battery capacity.

As a DIY project, I think that it would likely be easier to do a limousine stretch on an Expedition Max body to fit an unmodified Lightning donor than to shorten the Lightning chassis.

Yes, Ford could build a Lightning SUV quickly if they wanted to, but I have not seen any indication that they are interested in doing so... so it will be years.
 

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I didn't say Expedition. Expedition is on the Superduty chassis, not the F-150.

EDIT: WAS Superduty. Seems they can turn an SUV on a dime if there was demand for one. Being a gas guzzler, maybe a 80 MPGe Thunder may have that demand...

 

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I didn't say Expedition. Expedition is on the Superduty chassis, not the F-150.
You said "the F-150 SUV", and the Expedition is the SUV which has always been on the same platform as the F-150 (although sometimes lagging in generation, and in recent generations with IRS). The Expedition was never SuperDuty - the SuperDuty-based SUV was the Excursion. The "E" names can make it difficult to keep the Ford SUVs (including the Explorer, Escape, and Edge) all straight, and "Expedition" and "Excursion" are particularly close.

Yes, it would probably be technically easy for Ford (or even a DIY builder) to put an SUV body (which is the Expedition) on the Lightning chassis... if that chassis were short enough, and it's not. Unlike an ICE pickup, the frame cannot be easily made shorter, because the battery fills the available length, instead of having relatively empty space.

The old Expedition SVT Thunder using some parts usually available only the F-150 was a minor variation of the regular Expedition, as the Expedition was then (as always) on the F-150 platform.
 

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The article seems to have been removed - the link now just gets a 404 error and a search in Teslarati for "Ford F-150 Lightning customer deliveries pushed back to Q3" finds nothing. Search the web for the same title on other sites and there are a few, apparently re-posts of the Telsarati content, such as the copy in Autobody News.
 

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The article seems to have been removed - the link now just gets a 404 error and a search in Teslarati for "Ford F-150 Lightning customer deliveries pushed back to Q3" finds nothing.
Yup, seems like they've removed it. There was one comment saying Ford's comms director replied on Twitter saying there is no delay, so perhaps the author recognized the error and dropped it. Will see.
 

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I don't know how you define a "real truck", surely F150 Lightning looks like a truck look everyone is accustomed to, but... given its electric drive train, that will be a problem.

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Cybertruck really is THE ONLY EV truck in the list. Others may lack truckiness, or EVness, but CT is the only one that is expected to combine the two worlds.
Just spotted this in town.

Let's see your Cyber"truck" do this rather mundane TRUCK task, fanboy 😂
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