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The production of the Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup is underway

Ford is now producing the F-150 Lightning pickup truck with vehicles expected to ship in the “coming days”. (Image source: Ford)
Ford is now producing the F-150 Lightning pickup truck with vehicles expected to ship in the “coming days”. (Image source: Ford)
At a launch event, Ford announced that it had started to produce its electric F-150 Lightning pickup trucks. The vehicles are being built at a new facility in Michigan, with customers expected to receive their pre-ordered trucks in the “coming days”. The 2022 production volume for the model is currently unknown.

Ford has started full production of its F-150 Lightning trucks. The vehicles are being manufactured at the new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan. According to Ford, the pickup will start to ship in the “coming days”, though the company did not give an exact timeline.

Bill Ford, Ford Executive Chair, described the factory as a “fitting backdrop”, given the Rouge Complex is where the company honed its production line. There are currently over 200,000 reservations for the F-150 Lightning, with Ford recently putting orders on hold for the less expensive trims.

It is unclear how many vehicles the company expects to produce this year; however, it plans to hit an annual run rate of 150,000 units in 2023. This is part of Ford’s broader goal to deliver over 2 million electric vehicles annually by 2026, which would equate to around a third of the company’s output.

The F-150 Lightning electric pickup has up to 320 miles (~515 km) of EPA-estimated range from a 131 kWh battery. Vehicle-to-home charging technology enables you to power a house for three days. The EV has 400 L of lockable storage and can travel from 0 to 60 mph (~0 to 100 kph) in around 4.4s. Prices for the vehicle start at US$40,000.

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Polly Allcock, 2022-04-29 (Update: 2022-04-29)