It’s been three weeks since the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning was revealed, at which time reservations for the pickup also opened up. Interest in the first-ever all-electric Ford F-150 was strong from the start as the automaker secured 20,000 Ford F-150 Lightning reservations in the first 12 hours, then hit the 70,000 mark one week later. Now, the Detroit Free Press has confirmed with Ford that it has reached a big milestone three weeks after the Lightning was revealed – 100,000 reservations.
“We’re super excited about the demand,” Ford spokesperson Emma Bergg told the Free Press. “Reservations are getting added all the time.” Bergg also confirmed that order banks for the Lightning will open later this year.
Those that place $100 down to secure Ford F-150 Lightning reservations will have to wait a while to take delivery of their shiny new pickup, which is scheduled to launch in the spring of 2022 after production begins at the new Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center.
The commercial customer-focused F-150 Lightning Pro starts out at $39,974 with the standard range battery, which provides an EPA estimated 230 miles of range. Adding the extended range battery, which provides an estimated 300 miles of range, adds another $10,000 to that price. However, it’s worth noting those range numbers might be a bit understated, as Ford Authority recently reported.
Meanwhile, the consumer-oriented Lightning XLT will start out at $52,974. Pricing for the more luxurious Lariat and Platinum trims has not yet been announced, but Ford did note that prices can reach as high as $90,000, depending on how the truck is equipped.
It’s currently unclear how many Lightnings Ford will produce for the 2022 model year, as CEO Jim Farley recently admitted that production of the electric pickup will be limited, but stopped short of saying just how limited it might be.