Ford Has Been Forced to Quit Accepting New Reservations For the F-150 Lightning
Ford has definitely hit a home run with its first-ever EV pickupby Isaac Atienza, on
Just a few days ago, we reported that Ford is aiming to be the world’s second-largest electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer in the world, and as a matter of fact, the company has confirmed that it now has 200,000 reservations for the F-150 Lightning. Unfortunately, it is also because of that reason that led the Blue Oval brand to close reservations for its full-size EV pickup.
On Ford’s website, the F-150 Lighting reservation page has been taken down. It now says the following:
As we prepare to make history together, we’ve closed reservations so we can start accepting orders. Sign up for updates and get exciting news on the electric revolution. We can’t wait to get you behind the wheel of an F-150 Lightning truck.
As EV specialist website Electrek says, 200,000 bookings now represent a three-year backlog for Ford. The company’s original production plans include 15,000 units in 2022, 55,000 units in 2023, and 80,000 units in 2024. That’s a total of 150,000 units within a span of three years.
In short, if Ford continued to accept reservations for the Ford F-150 Lightning, it’ll eventually reach a point where its reservations far exceed its production capacity. The F-150 Lightning has clearly been a homerun success for Ford, and it even beat the Tesla Cybertruck ahead to market despite being unveiled a little bit later.
As a recap, the Ford F-150 Lightning starts at under $40,000 for the Pro variant, and this is before any federal tax incentives. As a result, the F-150 Lightning Pro has a lower starting price versus the gas-powered entry-level variant.
Two powertrain options are available. With the Standard Range model, the electric motors produce 426 horses and 775 pound-feet of torque, while its range is good for 230 miles. On the other hand, the Extended Range model now produces 563 horsepower, with torque remaining the same. Its range, meanwhile, is at 300 miles.