Toronto, Ontario — Ford has announced that France-based aluminum supplier Constellium SE will be providing structural components for the all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning that will go on sale in the spring of 2022.
The Lightning will follow the lead of previous F-150 models in its extensive use of high-strength aluminum parts.
Constellium has been supplying aluminum parts to Ford’s aluminum-heavy trucks and SUVs since 2015.
Constellium also now supplies recyclable aluminum components for Ford’s Broncos, Escapes, Expeditions and Rangers, as well as Lincoln’s Corsairs and Navigators.
The F-150 Lightning aluminum parts to be provided by Constellium include the windshield header, rockers and radiator support.
“Constellium is proud to supply the electric Ford F-150 Lightning with recyclable aluminum and to contribute to Ford’s commitments to sustainability,” said Phillippe Hoffman, President of Constellium’s automotive structures and industry business unit.
“Aluminum is the metal of choice for electric vehicles, and our light, strong, crash- and intrusion-resistant solutions help make electric vehicles safe and more sustainable.”
Constellium auto body components and crash management systems are produced in their plants in Van Buren, Mich., and Bowling Green, Ky.