From today, January 4, 2022, the first wave of reservation holders for the F-150 Lightning can begin to convert their reservations to orders.
The Blue Oval has started sending invites to order to the first group of the Ford F-150 Lightning reservation holders. So, those who received the invitations can place the actual orders now.
Ford will invite additional reservation holders in phases to order over the next few months. The rest – not invited for the 2022 model year – will be able to place orders for a future model year in due course.
Ford is asking and will ask the reservation holders to watch for an invitation via email from the manufacturer or to log into their Ford.com account.
The carmaker will commence customer deliveries this spring. The F-150 Lightning’s starting retail net price is $39,974 before the federal tax credit, destination and delivery charge, taxes, other fees/charges and options.
Currently, the F-150 Lightning is in the last stage of preparation to mass production. Pre-production pickups have rolled off the assembly line at Ford’s plant in Dearborn, Michigan, and they are being undergone testing in the real world.
The company plans to double the production capacity of the model to 150,000 units per year to meet strong consumer demand. There are nearly 200,000 reservations to date and, what is interesting, more than 75 percent of the F-150 Lightning reservation holders in America never owned a Ford vehicle before.
The Blue Oval is working with key suppliers and its own facilities to find ways to increase the capacity of electric vehicle parts. In addition, the automaker is going to triple the Mustang Mach-E production to reach 200,000-plus vehicles per year by 2023. Ford’s goal for the next 2 years is to reach the global capacity for building 600,000 battery-electric vehicles annually.
Moreover, the Blue Oval is constructing a large facility in Tennessee to assemble next-gen F-Series electric pickups, and three plants (one in Tennessee, two in Kentucky) to make lithium-ion batteries for future Ford and Lincoln EVs.