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Ford doubles electric F-150 lightning production in Dearborn

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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.

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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.

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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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