Enough for now: Ford no longer takes orders for the F-150 Lightning

Enough for now: Ford no longer takes orders for the F-150 Lightning

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Ford has collected 200,000 pre-orders for the F-150 Lightning electric pickup. This is enough to load production for 3 years in advance. Further acceptance of applications has been stopped.

RBC-Ukraine Auto reports this with a link to the official Ford website.

They rub their hands at Ford: 200 thousand pre-orders have already been collected for the F-150 Lightning electric pickup with a refundable deposit of $ 100. If all these people confirm the purchase when batch production starts, then the company will have to spend over 3 years to fulfill orders.

Production plans assume the production of 15 thousand cars in 2022, 55 thousand – in 2023 and 80 thousand – in 2024. Thus, the last 50 thousand customers will have to wait for their cars right up to 2025. Few will want to postpone a purchase for four years – most people would prefer to buy a similar car from a Hummer, Rivian or Tesla competitor.

Therefore, Ford is now working hard to increase production by 45% in 2023, to 80 thousand cars, to satisfy orders. Well, a side effect of the rush demand for the Ford F-150 Lightning was the cancellation of further applications.

Customers looking to reserve an electric pickup now see the following message when visiting the Ford North American website:

“While we are getting ready to make history together, we had to suspend accepting new pre-orders.”

Recall that the price of the Ford F-150 Lightning starts at $ 40,000 (excluding the $ 7,500 federal tax credit). Buyers can choose between the Standard and Extended Range versions with a range of 370 and 483 km respectively.

For the Standard Range, a twin-engine power plant with a return of 432 hp is provided. and 1050 Nm. In the Extended Range version, the power is increased to 571 hp. at the same torque.

Earlier it was reported that in the US, drivers are given $ 400 each. Offer valid in Michigan subject to certain conditions.

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