Ford doubling F-150 Lightning production to meet high demand

Reservation holders are also being invited to place their final orders

Ford will certainly double its manufacturing routine of the new 2022 F-150 Lightning electric pick-up in the face of solid preliminary demand, the business confirmed very early Tuesday. Ford states its brand-new annual production target for the Lightning will be 150,000. Those who were first in line to reserve a 2022 version will certainly soon be contacted to completed their orders with their local dealers.

” F-150 Lightning transfers to the final phase of pre-production as pickups roll off the line for real-world longevity and also high gas mileage testing ahead of customer deliveries this spring,” the business’s news stated. “With virtually 200,000 appointments, our teams are striving and also artistically to break manufacturing restrictions so as to get more F-150 Lightning vehicles into the hands of our customers,” Ford exec Kumar Galhotra said.

The very first wave of appointment owners will certainly have the ability to settle their 2022 Lightning orders beginning Thursday, Ford claimed, with later appointment windows opening up as each wave wraps up. Those who don’t have existing bookings however want to get a new Lightning will probably need to wait on a minimum of the 2023 version year, but Ford ensured them that the opportunity will occur “eventually.”

Heaven Oval additionally lately revealed that it was shunting sources from growth of its Lincoln Aviator and also Ford Traveler electrical versions to strengthen result of the Mustang Mach-E, which has actually seen consistent demand even after its initial reservations sold out. Intro of the new all-electric Ford and also Lincoln SUVs (neither of which the firm has actually yet exposed) was supposedly pushed back by 18 months.