After announcing that the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning order conversion process would take place in a series of “waves,” FoMoCo sent out its first series of order invitations to reservation holders earlier this month. Now, CEO Jim Farley has revealed that the second wave of order conversion invitations will be sent out to 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning reservation holders this Thursday, January 20th, while also noting a few other interesting details about the orders that have been taken thus far.
Week 1 of #F150Lightning orders: Top states: TX, CA & NY. Lariat & Platinum are faves. Lots of colors!
We’re inviting reservation holders to order in waves so customers have time to consider & complete their order. Wave 2 invite on Jan 20.
Love seeing your builds. Keep sharing!
— Jim Farley (@jimfarley98) January 14, 2022
So far, the top states ordering a new F-150 Lightning are Texas, California, and New York, while most are opting for the more luxurious (and more expensive) Lariat and Platinum trims. As far as colors go, Farley notes that the first wave of order holders are choosing a pretty diverse array of hues.
Things got off to a bit of a rough start for some F-150 Lightning reservation holders, who were surprised by markups as high as $30,000 in some instances, as Ford Authority recently reported. This came as no major surprise, given the fact that Ford can’t build enough of its all-electric pickups in 2022 to satisfy demand, even after ramping up production considerably.
Regardless, Ford recently threatened to take away allocations from dealers that ask reservation/order holders to place additional deposits on their trucks to secure delivery, and also imposed a one-year no-sale provision on the F-150 Lightning to prevent flippers from profiting on the pickup. However, as Ford Authority reported last week, the vast majority of dealers are not marking up the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, instead opting to sell the new model at MSRP.
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I have one question if your in winter weather and you get stuck in traffic and your down to have half a charge left on batteries with lightning f150. How long can you last to stay warm before you run out of juice?
Notice in this post that they state that Ford can’t keep up with orders even though they have “ramped up production considerably”. This tells you that they have that ability. They want the shortage. They want the chip shortage. They want their dealers to attempt to sell at thousands over MSRP. People that are giving their hard earned cash are fools. I know eventually I will have to buy a new vehicle but Ford will be at the bottom of my list. They are shameless. You take note, when that Silverado EV comes out, there will be Lightnings at every dealership in abundance.
“Regardless, Ford recently threatened to take away allocations from dealers that ask reservation/order holders to place additional deposits on their trucks to secure delivery, and also imposed a one-year no-sale provision on the F-150 Lightning to prevent flippers from profiting on the pickup.
That doesn’t sound like Ford want the price jacked up to me.” Maybe you should hold out for a Chevy.
You are wrong. Ford has taken into account price gouging, and it is being addressed at every dealership across the states. These vehicles will be sold at MSRP according to your build out.
$100K minimum for the first Silverado…..reservations anyone?
Idling an ICE can use between a quarter and a half gallon of fuel per hour, while there’s enough charge in the Lightning to power most houses for over ten days. If you’re not interested in doing the math yourself- on a half tank you’ll probably get about a day of heat before you run out of gas, while the Lightning will keep you toasty, (assuming it takes less wattage to run your Lightnings heater than it does to power an entire house) for at least 3-5 days on half a charge.
If I have a reservation made May 2021, why can they not tell me when I can configure??? They must know their production capability, and they must know how many they have configured. Its a simple math question. When will I be able to order and configure my lightning??? Why is this so difficult Ford? Please let reservation holders when they can expect to order and deliver. I may just jump ship if I don’t hear anything soon.