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2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Had Its Best Month Yet In October

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning debuted to tremendous demand, to the point where reservations/orders quickly exceeded the automaker’s production capacity. Not much has changed in the months since, as the EV pickup is still a red-hot entity on the new vehicle market, as well as quite elusive for those that would like to purchase one. The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning continues to set new records in terms of sales with each passing month as well, and that trend continued in October, according to the automaker’s latest sales report.

Ford sold a grand total of 2,436 F-150 Lightning models last month, which is a bit more than the 1,918 units it moved in September, as well as the 2,373 it sold in August, which was the EV pickup’s previous best sales month. Demand for the F-150 Lightning certainly hasn’t slowed by any measure, as dealer stock turned in just eight days in September in spite of the fact that it’s one of the more commonly marked-up vehicles on sale today.

As Ford Authority recently reported, the F-150 Lightning is also attracting customers from other brands at a high rate, but its three biggest conquests are the Ram pickup, Tesla Model 3, and Tesla Model X. Meanwhile, the vast majority of the automaker’s EV sales have gone to customers that have come from other brands, too.

In some respects, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning continues to improve throughout its life cycle as well. As Ford Authority reported last month, the automaker recently revealed that the EV pickup is even quicker than originally thought, with the extended range battery-equipped model reaching 60 miles-per-hour from a standstill in less than four seconds.

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. Joe

    Yes they are showing up on Bring a Trailer every week as people are trying to take the tax credit and then flip them for a profit.

  2. Bob

    When can Ford make these at scale? Also, when are you going to solve the towing issue. Maybe a aero add on or a portable generator so it can tow more than 100 miles.

    1. pat

      I never tow nor haul in my Lariat Lightning. If you need such a heavy towing truck, better you should look at the PowerBoost hybrid or diesel HD/SD truck. EV first gens are not the best tool for heavy towing..

      1. RWFA

        Agreed. The folks banging on about towing are trying to hold the product to a use case that few informed buyers intend to do.

        It’s obvious that if you haul heavy or long distance off road that an ICE F-series is a better fit. That said many F-150’s are not used for such extreme duty cycles so the occasional short range under load is NBD.

    2. Kevin

      There’s no towing issue. None. It tows great. It’s not rocket science than when you tow a trailer it takes more energy. If you need to tow often on the interstate for over 100 miles, use a different truck. Done.

  3. John

    The picture shows a truck with a motorcycle in the back. No tailgate shown, how do you get a motorcycle into a truck with a 4 foot bed?
    My current 2015 F-150 super cab with 6 foot bed can carry two Suzuki DR650s. Mine and my Sons.
    When they make an electric truck with a real bed, I will consider buying one.

    1. Kevin

      It’s a 5.5′ bed plus the tailgate length.

  4. velardo

    When will Ford re open the reservation list so mysef and many others place an order for a Lightning?

  5. velardo

    Please help!

    1. RWFA

      Tuesday, don’t know which one though, although it could be any other day too besides Sunday and probably not Saturday.

  6. Chris Jacob

    30k over sticker sad that noone can actually afford one


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