The rendering, which is based on the facelifted '24 Ranger, has fresh style that resembles that of the F-150, the Ranger's larger sister.

It also draws influence from Ford's initial attempt at an electric pickup truck, the F-150 Lightning.

That's not strictly the case since Ford did manufacture an electric Ranger EV in

the 1990s, but more significantly, there's a third element at play: the Raptor. This ultimate rugged/electric hybrid operates as follows.

As an EV, that's where it may excel. Although Ford demonstrated the viability of full-size electric pickup

trucks, a more affordable, lighter, and more compact model may be the answer.