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2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Order Conversions Begin This Week

This morning, FoMoCo announced that it will double its planned Ford F-150 Lightning production to 150,000 units annually after the automaker secured 200,000 reservations for the forthcoming all-electric pickup, a high level of demand that admittedly took Ford by surprise. CEO Jim Farley recently stated that he expects that a significant 80 percent of F-150 Lightning reservation holders will convert them to orders, meaning that many folks are anticipating the start of the ordering process, which is now scheduled to begin this week.

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning ordering process will take place in waves, as Ford Authority recently reported, meaning that a select number of reservation holders will be contacted and invited to convert them to orders in different phases over the next few months. The first wave beings this Thursday, January 6th, at which time the first group of reservation holders will be able to begin placing orders for their new pickups.

Ford says that it is taking this staggered approach to ordering because of the unprecedented amount of demand it has received for the F-150 Lightning, which is what prompted the automaker to ramp up production sooner than originally planned. Regardless, invitations will be sent out to reservation holders via email, which can also be viewed by logging into one’s account. Reservation holders that do not receive one of these invitations will be invited to order an F-150 Lightning for a future model year at a later date.


Ford declined to say how many customers will be part of each wave, nor how many waves it will ultimately offer. However, due to production limitations, depending on how many Lightning reservation holders convert them to orders, it’s very possible that not all customers will receive a 2022 model, as Ford Authority previously reported.


2022 Ford F-150 Lightning production entered its final pre-build phase this week. The production-level trucks emerging from the assembly line now will be used for testing in real-world conditions over the course of one million collective miles before full-scale production begins, followed by the very first deliveries this coming spring.

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 ongoing 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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