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2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Trucks Are Being Scheduled For Production

Ever since the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning was revealed in May of 2021, FoMoCo has maintained that the all-electric pickup would launch this spring, even when false rumors began circulating that the model had been delayed. Now, it seems that at least one Ford F-150 Lightning order holder – Sergio Rodriguez – has received a scheduled for production email that he posted via Twitter, which seems to further confirm that the EV pickup will in fact launch this spring, even if it is later in the season.

Rodriguez’s F-150 Lightning Lariat is scheduled for production at the Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center the week of April 18th, 2022, which certainly puts it on track for a late spring launch. It’s unclear how many Lightning scheduled for production emails have gone out as part of the model’s first wave of order conversions, but this is certainly a good sign for those awaiting delivery of the first-ever all-electric Ford F-150.

Thus far, the F-150 Lightning has proven to be a hot commodity as demand has far exceeded Ford’s production capabilities, which will inevitably push some orders to the 2023 model year. Currently one of the top considered electrified vehicles on the market, Ford recently put commercial orders for both the Lightning and the E-Transit on hold amid high demand. In the meantime, Ford is working to double its production capacity for the pickup by mid-2023.

This sharp supply-demand curve has also led some dealers to surprise F-150 Lightning order holders with markups, though the automaker maintains that most are being sold at MSRP. Regardless, Ford did institute a one-year no-sale provision on the pickup to prevent flippers from trying to make a quick buck on the new model.

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 continuous 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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  1. William B Ricks

    My name is William B ricks I built my Ford and I’m waiting to receive it as soon as possible the price 45000 And some change Thank you ford what a wonderful invention

  2. Darrell

    I work at REVC and we launch 2/28/22

    1. B

      Any of your co-workers sharing their employee discount??

  3. RDW

    I follow Sergio. What a coinkydink.

  4. Gary

    What round of emails is Ford on?
    I never received a email to order my F150 Lightning yet.!

  5. Gary Sexton

    I have never received my email to order them


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