BUSINESS: Ford Plans To Nearly Double All Electric F-150 Lightning Production To 150,000 Units Annually; First Wave Of Reservation Holders Invited To Order

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DEARBORN, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ford Motor Company said today it is planning to nearly double production of the F-150 Lightning(tm) pickup at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn to 150,000 trucks per year to meet high demand for the first all-electric version of America’s best-selling vehicle, the F-Series. And beginning Thursday, the first group of reservation holders will be invited to place their orders for the F-150 Lightning.

“With nearly 200,000 reservations, our teams are working hard and creatively to break production constraints to get more F-150 Lightning trucks into the hands of our customers,” said Kumar Galhotra, president of The Americas & International Markets Group, Ford Motor Company. “The reality is clear: People are ready for an all-electric F-150 and Ford is pulling out all the stops to scale our operations and increase production capacity.”

Due to unprecedented customer interest, Ford is implementing a wave-by-wave reservation process, with reservation holders being asked to watch for an invitation via email from Ford or to log into their Ford.com account over the next few months. 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.

Flexibility plays a key role in Ford’s production system. This is evident in the way that Ford’s teams are working to produce its future line of electric vehicles. A small group of people from manufacturing, purchasing and strategy are working together to adapt the pickup’s production and increase its capacity. Ford is working with key suppliers, as well as its own manufacturing facilities Rawsonville Parts Plant and Van Dyke Electric Powertrain Center, to find ways of increasing the capacity of electric vehicle parts including battery trays, electric drive systems, and battery cells.

“The pride and quality UAW members are putting into building the iconic Ford F-150 Lightning is evident in the high pre-production demand for the new F-150 Lightning truck,” said Chuck Browning, UAW vice president. “UAW members are leading the way in doubling the amount of vehicles Ford is producing for this game-changing model of our legendary union-built vehicle.”

This week marks the final pre-build phase before accelerating into mass production of F-150 Lightning trucks for retail customers and F-150 Lightning Pro for commercial customers. These trucks, which have accumulated over 1 million miles collectively, will be tested in real-world customer conditions.

The Lightning is drawing interest from customers of competitor brands at a record rate in North America, with more than 75% of reservation holders new to the Ford brand. Production of the 2022 F-150 Lightning pickup will begin this spring at a starting MSRP of $39,9741 before potential federal tax incentives2.

Ford is committed to leading the electric vehicle revolution, investing more than $30 billion in electric vehicles through 2025. Ford’s goal is to be the No. 2 electric vehicle maker in North America within the next two-years. Ford aims to be the No. 2 electric vehicle manufacturer in North America, and then challenge for the No. As huge investments are made in electric vehicle manufacturing and battery manufacturing, Ford will be able to fill the No. 1 spot. 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 200,000-plus units per year by 2023. Ford’s all-electric van, the 2022 E-Transit, goes on sale early this year.

Ford is building the largest, most advanced, most efficient auto production facility in its 118-year history in Tennessee, where it will assemble next-generation F-Series electric pickups. Ford, SK Innovation and two other BlueOval SK batteries plants are being built in Tennessee and Kentucky to produce lithium-ion batteries for next-generation Ford and Lincoln vehicles.

This $11.4 billion investment will create nearly 11,000 new jobs at BlueOval City and BlueOvalSK Battery Park in Tennessee and Kentucky and build on Ford’s position as America’s leading employer of hourly autoworkers.

To learn more about the all-electric 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning truck, click here.

1MSRP for base vehicle. Excludes delivery/destination fee, taxes, finance charges, government fees and taxes, as well as any dealer processing and electronic filing fees. Equipment not included.

2The federal tax credit is a potential future tax savings. Your individual tax situation will determine the amount of tax savings you can make. To determine eligibility and the amount of rebates or incentives available, consult your tax or legal professional. Credit phase-out rules may reduce the amount of federal tax credits. Ford cannot control incentives or additional rebates. This information is not intended to be a tax or legal advisory. For additional information, go to https://www.afdc.energy.gov/laws/409.

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan, that is committed to helping build a better world, where every person is free to move and pursue their dreams. Ford+, the company’s plan for growth and value-creation, combines existing strengths with new capabilities to enhance customer loyalty and enrich their experiences. Ford manufactures, markets, and services a complete line of connected, electrified passenger, commercial, and van-sized vehicles. These include Ford trucks, utility vehicles and cars as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. Ford Motor Credit Company provides financial services, including self-driving technology and connected vehicle services, to help it achieve leadership positions in electrification and mobility solutions. Ford employs about 184,000 people worldwide. More information about the company, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company is available at corporate.ford.com.

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