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Ford stops taking reservations for the F-150 Lightning

Ford has stopped taking reservations for the all-electric F-150 Lightning because it prepares to begin making and transport the new pickup truck in the first half of 2022. The corporate says it has collected 200,000 refundable $100 deposits for the Lightning because it debuted in Might.

That implies that anybody not already in line could have to attend some time to purchase Ford’s first mass-market electrical pickup truck off a seller lot (or order one from the firm’s web site). Ford hasn’t stated what number of it plans to construct in 2022, however Automotive News stories that the automaker is trying to construct as many as 80,000 in 2023. The corporate has publicly stated it desires to construct that many in 2024 after initially concentrating on simply 40,000 yearly and has been hiring new employees to deal with the demand.

The F-150 Lightning begins at $40,000 however can greater than double relying on which model individuals purchase. That base mannequin is meant to supply round 230 miles of vary and has a extra bare-bones inside, together with a 12-inch panorama touchscreen show that runs Sync 4. Larger trims will include the similar 15.5-inch vertical touchscreen from the Mustang Mach-E, and there’s an prolonged vary battery possibility that may push the vary to round 300 miles. Towing capability ranges between 7,700 and 10,000 kilos, relying on the configuration.

Reservation holders will be capable of spec out their Lightnings beginning in January, just some months earlier than the first vehicles are purported to ship.

So long as they begin transport on time, Ford will be a part of Rivian and GMC as the solely automakers with an electrical pickup truck on the market. (Rivian began shipping its R1T pickup in October, whereas GMC’s electrical Hummer pickup is meant to begin reaching prospects by the finish of this 12 months.) Tesla’s long-promised Cybertruck has been pushed to next year, and CEO Elon Musk has stated his firm gained’t begin making them in massive volumes till 2023.

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