Ford Ranger Lightning, Maverick Lightning trademarked in Europe


New trademark filings may sign Ford’s plans to supply electrical variations of its Maverick and Ranger pickup vans.

As first noticed by CarBuzz, Ford on Monday filed trademark safety for “Maverick Lightning” and “Ranger Lightning” with the European Union Mental Property Workplace.

On the time of writing, the emblems aren’t listed within the database of the USA Patent and Trademark Workplace.

Lightning was historically the designation Ford used for F-150 road vans, however with Ford’s newest F-150 the designation has come to indicate the electrical model of the full-size pickup truck which was added for 2022. Likewise, electrical variations of Ford’s compact and mid-size pickup vans would most certainly additionally use Lightning of their names.

New Ford Ranger (Global model)

New Ford Ranger (World model)

Trademark safety does not essentially imply the protected title can be used, however Ford has confirmed plans to launch extra electrical pickup vans. And early reservations for the F-150 Lightning present there is definitely demand for the automobiles. Ford has over 200,000 reservations for the F-150 Lighting, which led the automaker to spice up manufacturing capability to 150,000 models a 12 months, or nearly 4 instances the unique deliberate quantity.

Electrical variations of the Maverick and Ranger may even assist increase Ford EV gross sales outdoors of the U.S., the place the F-150 Lighting could also be deemed too large.

In contrast to the F-150 Lightning, electrical variations of the Maverick and Ranger will seemingly use devoted EV platforms, which suggests the launch is probably going some years away nonetheless. Ford in 2021 confirmed it has two devoted EV platforms within the works, one able to supporting mid-size automobiles together with a pickup truck. The opposite platform is designed for full-size pickup vans and SUVs. For smaller automobiles, Ford will depend on Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform.

Earlier than the arrival of any electrical Maverick or Ranger, we’re more likely to see plug-in hybrid variations. Do not be stunned if Ford finally ends up utilizing the Thunder designation for the plug-in hybrids, as each “Maverick Thunder” and “Ranger Thunder” have been trademarked by the automaker.


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