Ford to boost production of F-150 Lightning to meet high customer demand.
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Ford to boost production of F-150 Lightning to meet high customer demand.

The high-demand Ford F-150 Lightning XLT model gains the largest initial production increase with new retail orders made today estimated to deliver as early as September.

Ford is gearing up to ramp up production of the F-150 Lightning at its Rouge Electric Vehicle Center this autumn. The move comes as a response to the overwhelming customer demand for the all-electric truck.

The F-150 Lightning XLT model, in particular, will witness the largest initial increase in production capacity. Customers placing new retail orders today can expect their vehicles to be delivered as early as September. To facilitate the ordering process, Ford offers the convenience of purchasing the F-150 Lightning online at or through local dealerships.

The F-150 Lightning XLT, priced with a starting MSRP of $64,474, boasts an impressive EPA-estimated range of 240 miles. For those seeking extended range capabilities, an available battery option offers an EPA-estimated range of 320 miles and an impressive 580 horsepower, starting at $78,874. It’s worth noting that the F-150 Lightning XLT, equipped with a standard-range battery or most configurations for the extended-range battery, qualifies for potential federal tax credits of up to $7,500.

Ford’s decision to increase production of the F-150 Lightning is in line with the company’s broader strategy to scale up its electric vehicle offerings and make them more accessible to a wider range of customers. By tripling F-150 Lightning production by the end of this year, Ford aims to achieve an annual output of approximately 150,000 units, catering to the rising demand for this high-tech electric truck.

To support the expanding electric vehicle infrastructure, F-150 Lightning drivers will enjoy the benefits of the BlueOval Charge Network, one of the largest public charging networks in North America, boasting over 84,000 chargers. Furthermore, starting from next year, F-150 Lightning owners will gain access to more than 12,000 Tesla Superchargers, creating the most extensive integrated fast-charge network across the United States and Canada. Ford dealerships are also playing their part by adding approximately 1,800 public-facing fast-chargers and locations to the BlueOval Charge Network by early 2024.

Customer interest for XLT has considerably outstripped supply since the F-150 Lightning launch and we’ve worked with our suppliers to help address that,” said Marin Gjaja, chief customer officer, Ford Model e. “We heard loud and clear from our customers that they want their truck deliveries as close as possible to their orders. As we scale production, we are making this possible.”

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