Planning to buy Ford F-150 Lightning? Orders delayed until December
- Ford F-150 Lightning will be available in two different range options.
US auto major Ford is delaying its much-awaited upcoming electric pickup truck F-150 Lightning orders until December. Ford was supposed to start receiving bookings for the much-hyped F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck from October 26. However, the date has been pushed back by more than a month by the automaker, reports Ford Lightning Forum.
Market launch of the Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck is slated for next year. The automaker has already received more than 150,000 reservations for the EV till mid-September. With the production of this electric pickup going to be limited, placing an order early might be crucial.
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Ford Motor Company has increased its production target from 40,000 to 80,000 units a year in 2024. The Ford F-150 Lightning will be built at the automaker's new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan.
Ford F-150 Lightning will compete with rivals such as Tesla Cybertruck and Rivian R1T, GMC Hummer EV. The upcoming electric pickup truck will come using in-house developed dual-motor, all-wheel drive (AWD) and battery cells sourced from SK Innovation.
The Ford F-150 Lightning will be available in two different battery and range options. The standard variant will be able to run 370 km on a single charge, while the extended-range variant will be able to run 483 km on a single charge.
The price of the upcoming Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck will start from $39,974, before any incentives. The range-topping variant of the electric pickup truck will be priced at $90,474. The price difference between the two different battery sizes would be around $10,000.
Ford F-Series has been the bestselling vehicle in the North American market for quite a long time. Introducing an all-electric variant of the mighty pickup truck will certainly boost its appeal and sales further. It is also expected to strengthen Ford's position in the global EV market.