Ford stops taking orders for the most affordable F-150 Lightning trims
The red-hot American car market and constrained supply chains have established automakers like Ford struggling to meet the incredibly high demand, especially for new all-electric trucks like the wildly popular F-150 Lightning. Unfortunately, the work-focused and therefore most affordable trims of the electric truck have now completely sold out, at least for the current model year.
According to a report by InsideEVs, which refers to a bulletin sent to Ford dealerships a few days ago, private customers can no longer order the standard range F-150 Lightning Pro and the XLT. List prices of these two trims officially start at around US$40,000 and $53,000 respectively, but budget-oriented truck buyers will now have to wait and hope that they can snatch a 2023 F-150 Lightning Pro or XLT when Ford starts taking orders for the second model year of the practical EV.
More expensive F-150 Lightning trims remain orderable
However, the Michigan-based automaker leaves the door open for customers who are willing to spend significantly more money on their new electric truck. The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Lariat and Platinum trims, which are priced at US$67,500 and US$91,000 respectively, can still be ordered for the time being. Ford further offers prospective buyers with an existing reservation to extend their reservation to the 2023 model year. Either way, extensive delivery and waiting times will apparently continue to be an issue for impatient electric truck buyers in the foreseeable future.
InsideEVs, Image: Ford