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2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Reservations Are Closed Until Further Notice

After months of anticipation, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning was revealed back in May, at which time Ford began taking reservations for the first all-electric Ford F-150. Recently, Ford CEO Jim Farley revealed that the automaker had secured a whopping 200,000 Lightning reservations in the months since, demand that far exceeded its expectations and prompted the automaker to double its planned production of the pickup. Now, 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning reservations are closed until further notice, as Ford North America Product Communications director Mike Levine recently revealed via Twitter.

“As we prepare to make history together, we’ve closed reservations so we can start accepting orders,” Ford’s F-150 Lightning reservation page now reads. “Sign up for updates and get exciting news on the electric revolution. We can’t wait to get you behind the wheel of an F-150 Lightning truck.”



Last month, Farley admitted that Ford has been surprised by the level of interest consumers have shown in the F-150 Lightning so far, which is what prompted the automaker to double the truck’s planned production at the Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center and invest an additional $850 million to do so. Originally, Ford believed that it would sell around 20,000 Lightnings per year, a truly conservative estimate in restrospect.

As Ford Authority reported earlier today, Farley also believes that a large percentage of Lightning reservation holders – 80 percent – will convert them to orders. That’s significantly more than the 66 percent of 2021 Ford Bronco reservation holders that ultimately placed an order for a new SUV, but Farley points to rising prices in the new vehicle market, coupled with the low MSRP of the F-150 Lighting as the catalyst behind what he expects to be a robust order conversion rate.

We’ll have more on the F-150 Lightning soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series newsFord F-150 newsF-150 Lightning news, and 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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