Ford Lightstream title trademarked

Ford has filed a trademark utility for the title “Lightstream,” and the submitting hints it may very well be used for a future EV.

The appliance, which was filed with america Patent and Trademark Workplace (USPTO) on Nov. 22, covers “motor automobiles, particularly, passenger cars, four-wheeled motor automobiles, sport utility automobiles, off-road automobiles, electrically powered motor automobiles, structural elements and fittings thereof.”

2024 Ford F-150 Lightning Flash

2024 Ford F-150 Lightning Flash

One other latest Ford trademark submitting for the title “Flash” turned out to be a brand new variant of the F-150 Lightning pickup truck. Ford could also be planning one more variant, maybe with added off-road functionality, as hinted at by the point out of “off-road automobiles” within the submitting.

One other chance is the brand new electrical pickup, codenamed T3, that Ford plans to launch in 2025. This new truck, which Ford CEO Jim Farley has mentioned “goes to be just like the Millennium Falcon—with a again porch connected,” shall be based mostly on a devoted EV platform. That differs from the Lightning, which is derived from the present internal-combustion F-150.

Ford Gen 2 electric SUV after efficiency improvements

Ford Gen 2 electrical SUV after effectivity enhancements

The trademark utility additionally mentions “sport utility automobiles,” and Ford has a brand new electrical SUV within the works as effectively. Additionally scheduled to debut in 2025, it is going to have three rows of seats and 350 miles of vary, Ford introduced earlier this 12 months. The automaker claims that vary shall be achieved with efficiency-focused engineering and design, reasonably than simply enlarging the battery pack.

It is also potential that Ford will not use the Lightstream title for something. Automakers usually trademark names simply to dam opponents from utilizing them. Given the similarity of “Lightstream” to “Lightning,” that may be the case right here.

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