Ford Doubling Production of the New F-150 Lightning
Due to overwhelming demand, Ford is already planning on nearly doubling the production of the new F-150 Lightning all-electric pickup truck at its new Rogue Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan. Ford says they plan on producing around 150,000 trucks per year to meet the high demand for the first all-electric F-150.
The first group of reservation holders have started receiving their invites to place their orders for the new F-150 Lightning, with more groups to follow soon. If you submitted a reservation, expect to see an email from Ford inviting you to log into your Ford.com account over the coming months. Those who are not able to place an order for a 2022 model year F-150 Lightning will have the chance to order a future model year.
“With nearly 200,000 reservations, our teams are working hard and creatively to break production constraints to get more F-150 Lightning trucks into the hands of our customers,” said Kumar Galhotra of Ford Motor Company. “The reality is clear: People are ready for an all-electric F-150 and Ford is pulling out all the stops to scale our operations and increase production capacity.”
Ford has been working with its suppliers and unions to find ways to increase capacity of key parts needed to produce electric vehicles, including battery cells, electric drive systems, and more. Ford is also continuing to rigorously test the F-150 Lightning in real-world conditions, ensuring that it lives up to the reputation of Ford’s incredible trucks.
Starting at under $40,000 before potential tax incentives, it’s no surprise why the Ford F-150 Lightning has been in such high demand. Customers are starting to see the benefits of all-electric driving, and Ford is on track to produce many more electric vehicles this year, including the Mustang Mach-E and new 2022 Ford E-Transit.
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