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News Ford F-150 Lightning Waiting List Now Reaches Three Years

Ford F-150 Lightning Waiting List Now Reaches Three Years

  • Ford has stopped taking reservations on the new Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck

  • Current capacity means a three-year waiting list for Lightning reservations holders

The Ford F-150 Lightning waiting list is now over three years long, and Ford has shut down reservations for its new electric pickup.

Those lucky enough to have their name on the list still may need to wait a while, as the F-150 Lightning apparently has nearly 200,000 pre-bookings. Although Ford is working to increase capacity per the company’s CEO Jim Farley, the initial interest in the new Ford F-150 electric truck has far exceeded capacity.

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Ford had planned to build 15,000 F-150 Lightning units at first with 55,000 units coming in the second year of production, so 2023. Now, Ford is hoping to build 80,000 units of the Lightning within two years, but that still leaves a long waiting list for buyers who have put their name down already.

In an interview with Automotive News earlier this week, Farley said he expected about 80% of reservation holders to follow through with their purchase. If that should prove true, perhaps the waiting list for the F-150 Lightning could be cut down to around two years.

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning | Photo: Sami Haj-Assaad
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning | Photo: Sami Haj-Assaad

Ford will be building a new assembly plant on its Blue Oval campus in Tennessee in the next few years which should help supply catch up with demand, but the increased production is still far off. For now, it seems that anyone interest in the F-150 Lightning will need to be patient, whether they have a reservation or not.

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