The F-150 Lightning was a huge success in terms of the number of pre-sales and deposits received, so much so that Ford Motor Company dramatically increased production to meet the demand for more units. While some new EVs are more steam than electric, Ford has continued to make progress in producing this truck. Ford Motor Company today announced great news to buyers of the all-new, all-electric F-150 Lightning: an expected arrival date.
Ford F-150 Lightning fans can rejoice as these trucks are expected to arrive in dealerships on or around April 26, 2022. However, don’t plan to walk into the dealership with a test drive in mind, as the majority of between them trucks have been pre-sold and are heading to their new owner before arriving at the dealership. In less than a year, Ford was able to introduce, market, and build massive pre-sales numbers for the F-150 Lightning. We are only weeks away from seeing these trucks on the road, not just on the track.
What makes the F-150 Lightning such a sought-after product? Well, in addition to being based on the best-selling truck in America, it also had a winning streak in almost every category. The F-150 Lightning beat the Hummer EV in efficiency by 33%. The Rivian R1T matched the F-150 Lightning in efficiency, but lost in overall range when comparing their larger batteries. Although purely opinion, the fit and finish compared to the recent Tesla Cybertruck presentation also leaves a significant gap between the two.
To celebrate the start of production of the F-150 Lightning at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan, Ford and United Auto Workers will host an event for customers and employees. The “Job 1” event will showcase the first-ever full-size all-electric pickup truck to go on sale. If you’re interested, but haven’t been lucky enough to get a plane ticket, you can have fun with Ford here. Hopefully this will include a pilots meeting, track time and onboard footage, or one might hope.