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2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Officially Launches On April 26th

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning order conversions have been taking place in staggered “waves” that began back in January, with the second following just a couple of weeks later, though several more have followed ahead of a process that is expected to continue into this summer. With a spring launch for the all-electric pickup planned all along, customers are already receiving scheduled for production emails, and now, Ford CEO Jim Farley has announced that the first-ever all-electric F-150 will officially launch on April 26th.

Farley tweeted out a photo of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, its reveal date, and a simple message – “it’s time,” along with a link to the truck’s official page, which now has a countdown timer leading up to that same date. As it turns out, FoMoCo wants to mark this momentous occasion with a special event of sorts, which Automotive News was able to obtain more information on.

The event will take place at the Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center – where the F-150 Lightning is built – and is intended to celebrate both the start of production and the initial customer deliveries, which will take place shortly after the event. A select number of F-150 Lightning customers will be on-hand for the event, which will be live-streamed for the public to watch. “We will be celebrating the team behind this incredible vehicle and that F-150 Lightnings will be on their way to customers across America,” said spokeswoman Emma Bergg.

Demand for the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning has proven strong from the start after the EV pickup exceeded FoMoCo’s expectations as 200,000+ customers lined up to reserve one. That demand also exceeded the automaker’s production capacity for the 2022 model year and, as Ford Authority recently reported, the Pro and XLT trims are already sold out, while the automaker stopped taking fleet orders earlier this year.

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 non-stop 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. Robert Burden

    I reserved last June/2021 for the F150 Lighting. Called in today to check on when the ordering status is, and I was informed my reservation was canceled last week. Ford customer service has no idea how that happened when my Ford account still shows my reservation is still active. I don’t think Ford’s left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing. Disappointing for someone who owns Ford’s stocks.

    1. pat

      If you change reservation dealership, your initial $100 will be refunded but your reservation is still active. Also if the original dealership changed ownership, name change or other business change will result in a $100 refund. If your reservation is still active on then you will receive an invite.

  2. John Blattner

    When do I get my lightning

  3. Mike

    If the Maverick and Bronco situations can apply to the Lightning ( all the same company ), maybe 2024.

  4. pat

    Received MY 2022 final wave invite to order (day 2 reservation holder) on 4/12/2022. XLT not available so I ordered a Lariat standard range battery base for $70K. Will see if this pricey truck is worth keeping. Still don’t have Ford Options financing info which is scary….


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