After an eight-month hiatus due to tremendous demand, Ford U.S. is again accepting reservations for the 2023 model year of its F-150 Lightning Electric pickup truck.
DEARBORN – For the 2023 model year, Ford Motor is increasing the base price of its F-150 Lightning Electric Pickup to $5,000, citing escalating expenses and supply chain problems. Ford Motor announced a 6,000- to $8,500 price hike for the Lightning, depending on model, less than two months ago.
Ford, a venerable American automaker, said this week that sales of electric vehicles (EVs) in the U.S. through September had quadrupled, with the F-150 Lightning pickup/ute taking the lead.
In comparison to the same month a year earlier, Ford’s total sales of EVs from renowned American automakers climbed by 197.3 percent, reaching 4,691. Ford increased total sales by 307.3% over the same month last year thanks to the sale of 5,897 electric vehicles.
It’s encouraging that the total number of Ford and Lincoln automobiles sold in the United States in June jumped 31.5% from the same month last year to 152,262. In comparison to the same month in June of previous year, Ford Motor Company F’s overall sales of electric cars increased by 76.6 percent to 4,353.
In June, the F-150 Lightning’s first full month on the market, it was the most popular electric truck in America, according to Andrew Frick, Ford’s vice president of sales, distribution, and vehicles.
Ford U.S. expects to sell 150,000 units of the F-150 Lightning annually by 2023, with 200,000 reservations already made. Ford claims that it will boost output at its Rouge electric vehicle facility in Dearborn, Michigan, with a target of around 80,000 units for the second-generation F-150 Lightning.
Although the name of a previous Ford performance is used for the new F-150 Lightning, the F-150 Lightning is a brand-new vehicle in the Ford truck lineup for the 2022 model year.
Prior to the spring 2022 delivery of its electric-powered F-150 truck, Ford is anticipated to double its manufacturing goals. According to sales data revealed today for October, Ford’s all-electric F-150 Lightne truck sold 2,436 more units than it has in any month since it introduced last spring (opens in a new window).
Since the F-150 Lightning’s announcement, Ford has been accepting bookings for the vehicle and collecting $100 refundable deposits. Initially, Ford said the truck had 20,000 reservations on its first day and 44,000 reservations on the next 48 hours.
Ford stopped accepting bookings for the Lightning earlier this year after receiving 200,000 refundable $100 deposits since the vehicle’s launch in May 2020. Ford’s official statistics show that there are now 120,000 client reservations for the first-generation electric pickup truck.
According to Ford U.S., the standard-range battery-equipped F-150 Lightning Pro, XLT, and Lariat versions will have an EPA-estimated range of 386 kilometres when they are produced starting this autumn in the Northern Hemisphere (September through December 2022). (240 miles).