Ford doubles electric F-150 lightning production in Dearborn

Ford doubles electric F-150 lightning production in Dearborn

Ford Motor Co. is planning to double production of the F-150 Lightning at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn to 150,000 vehicles per year to meet the high demand for the first all-electric version of its vehicle.

Seven months after revealing the first all-electric Ford F-Series pickup, Ford is now inviting the first wave of retail reservation holders to place orders for the all-new 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning. Ford says that in North America more than 75% of reservation holders are new to the Ford brand. Deliveries of the 2022 F-150 Lightning pickup will begin in spring 2022 with a starting MSRP of $39,974 before any available tax incentives.

Ford has invested more than $30 billion in electric vehicles through 2025. Over the next two years, Ford says it aims to emerge as the No. 2 electric vehicle maker in North America and then challenge the No. 1 spot as huge investments in battery and electric vehicle manufacturing come onstream. Within 24 months, Ford will have the global capacity to produce 600,000 battery electric vehicles annually.

In addition to scaling Lightning production, Ford recently announced the tripling of production for the Mustang Mach-E and expects to reach more than 200,000 units per year by 2023. Ford’s all-electric van, the E-Transit, goes on sale early this year.

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