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.