Even with out having pushed it but, I really feel assured in proclaiming this year’s Ford F-150 Lightning some of the necessary new autos of 2022. It’s the primary battery electrical variant of the automaker’s best-selling—and its most quintessentially American—machine, and even earlier than the primary vehicles attain prospects later this year it appears clear Ford has successful on its fingers.
In response to almost 200,000 reservations on its books, the Blue Oval has determined to enhance annual manufacturing of the F-150 Lightning. It’s almost doubling the unique manufacturing plan on the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan, and will churn out 150,000 Lightnings a year to meet demand.
A stripped-out F-150 Lightning Pro, aimed at the commercial market, begins at $39,974 for the model with the usual battery pack and 230 miles (370 km) of vary, or $49,974 for the 300-mile (482 km) extended-range Lightning Pro.
The better-equipped F-150 Lightning XLT is the entry trim for non-commercial customers and begins at $52,974 earlier than any tax credit or incentives.
Ford says that three-quarters of the reservations have come from individuals new to the model. Due to demand, it will be emailing reservation holders primarily based upon when it acquired these reservations and asking them to log in to their Ford.com account to convert the reservation into an order. According to Ford, “Those who don’t receive invitations to convert for the 2022 model year will have an opportunity to order a future model year vehicle in due course.”
The Lightning seems prefer it’s not the one electrical Ford to discover favor with the general public. Last month, the automaker introduced that it’s going to triple annual manufacturing of the Mustang Mach-E crossover to 200,000 items a year by 2023. And world manufacturing of the battery electrical Transit van—which Ars goes to drive later this month—is about to give Ford the annual capability to produce 600,000 BEVs a year.