Ford is trying to build them as fast as they can
When Ford introduced they were constructing an electrical F-150, many were cynical. Would certainly typical pickup buyers wish or steer clear of a green maker in one of the most standard of vehicle classifications? Well, if orders for the F-150 Lightning are any type of sign, Ford’s ambitious plan seems to have actually repaid. The waiting checklist for the e-truck is already over three years long.
In fact, Ford has obtained many reservations that they’ve had to place a momentary quit on them. Dearborn is no longer taking the $100 refundable down payments. The landing page for the non-binding bookings now checks out, “As we prepare to make background together, we have actually closed reservations so we can start approving orders. Enroll in updates and also get interesting information on the electric revolution. We can not wait to get you behind the wheel of an F-150 Lightning vehicle.”
Initially, Dearborn stated they prepared to generate 15,000 systems in the initial year, when the truck launches in springtime 2022. The following year, according to a Ford source, production would certainly ramp up to 55,000. In 2024, that number would certainly enhance to 80,000 devices, currently representing a doubling from the preliminary target of 40,000 thanks to the consent of an $850 million spend.
If you do the math, that’s 150,000 systems. However as CEO Jim Farley told CNBC on Tuesday, Ford has obtained 200,000 bookings currently. To put it simply, over 3 years of manufacturing capacity are currently spoken for.
To compensate, Ford informed Carscoops that they are looking into fast-tracking production to 80,000 in Lightning’s second year. If that occurs, that’ll still be short of the stockpile, presuming appointments become tough orders.
Ford had actually additionally established a target of 160,000 systems a year by 2025, when the second-generation F-150 Lightning was set to debut. As it stands currently, the truck seems a significant success– bear in mind, Ford had expected 20,000 systems a year at first– which need to aid silent the skeptics.
Certainly, not one hundred percent of appointment holders will certainly follow through, but it leaves those that do are lucky sufficient to obtain the associate a brand-new problem. Drive it or turn it? It’s clear the need is there.