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Ford F-150 Lightning On Track To Sell 15K Units In 2022

The Ford F-150 Lightning debuted to much fanfare, as could be expected from the all-electric version of The Blue Oval’s perennially best-selling pickup. Since then, the F-150 Lightning has faced tremendous demand, yet is also hampered by limited production capacity, forcing many to wait for their new pickups and watch as those that already have are flipping them for big profits. Regardless, production of the EV pickup is progressively ramping up, and according to the automaker’s most recent sales report, it’s on track to sell 15k units in 2022.

In November, FoMoCo sold a total of 2,062 Ford F-150 Lightning pickups, bringing its year-to-date total up to 13,258 units. Since recording its first sale at the end of May, the F-150 Lightning is averaging a little more than 2,000 units per month, which means that if it continues moving at that pace, it will exceed the 15k mark by the end of this month.

This number is notable as Ford continues to battle various supply constraints, which have hampered production for more than two years to this point. A large number of Ford F-150 Lightning pickups were spotted sitting in parking lots awaiting parts back in October, but that hasn’t stopped the EV pickup from steadily gaining steam in terms of sales. In fact, it enjoyed its best sales month to date in October as well.

In the meantime, Ford continues to convert Lightning reservations to orders via a “wave” process, and recently added a third shift at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center to help ramp up production of the EV pickup. The goal is to build 150k units of the F-150 Lightning next year – a large portion of the 600k total EVs the automaker intends to produce in 2023.

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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. Mike

    Ford is unlikely to produce 150,000 EV pickups next year. Maybe 30,000 and that’s it. This is a teaser EV, much like the Maverick with very limited production.

    1. RWFA

      Please cite your sources.

  2. Sean Dav.

    We are already hearing of a few buy backs of these due to quality problems. Not a surprise given the Mach E was dropped by Consumer Reports due to poor quality. Also read that Ford uses the most money for warranty claims out of every single industry sector in the world. More than any electronics, appliance, computer, or aviation company. As most mention other manufacturers have smartly recently stated they will not focus on EVs, and their finances are much better as a result.

    1. RWFA

      And then comes in troll number 2 with the carefully crafted talking points to amp up those of Steven.

      Given the early focus on finances, it was feeling like a short sellers convention but given the hard right turn into EV FUD, anti EV is still running nose to nose.

  3. Alfred Gipson

    So, where to believe they are going to make 185,000 trucks in 2023 to complete the orders for the 1st generation truck?

    1. RWFA

      I don’t think that’s the right way to look at it.

      The article is more about production capacity expanding to 150k per year. Doesn’t necessarily mean that this is all new orders. It could include some rolled in unbuilt 2022 orders.

  4. RWFA

    Here’s Suspicious Sebastian deploying the stock shorting troll farm’s favorite talking points with narrow departures from and new adds to the script.

    “Not sustainable”, why?

    “Every analyst”, really? Funny I’m not seeing that. Please point us to their remarks. (Negative points and no dessert if you cite other commenters on this site or Zero Hedge.)

    Financial hole? Funny, and suspicious you should say that, because Ford’s long term debt keeps decreasing and is at its lowest level in over a decade.

    “Pointless EV’s (ill adapted to) “our expansive roadways”, you seriously hanging your empty headed hat on that nonsense? Is there really something special about US roadways, in a country where the vast vast majority drive under 100 miles a day?

    Other OEM’s? You mean like Toyota, the brand most of your colleagues turn to to bolster their poppyc*ck? In many ways F and TMC have similar financial challenges with Toyota’s being proportionately larger (I.e. greatest long term debt of any OEM.)

    As for not putting focus on EV’s, that’s sheer nonsense. Toyota announced a major EV offensive last spring showing a bunch of vapor ware. Then more recently it realized it’s incremental EV platform variant intended to be built on the same assembly line as ICE variants wasn’t meeting the moment and scrapped it, with a new concept proposal to management timed for late January.

    Failed EV push? Where’s the evidence behind this popcorn fart of an idea? Ford has record interest and order backlogs on its EV vehicles and with small improvements in supply chain, has added capacity to reach record production as it addresses those backlogs.

    Stoking FUD-induced “bail-out” fever, really? Why? (Is this the new “grassroots boycott” your group tried and failed to launch earlier?)

    Super Duty sells like hotcakes, but on all the other hands, regular F-Series also sells like hotcakes, Lightning also sells like hotcakes, Maverick also sells like hotcakes, the refreshed Ranger will also sell like hotcakes, Transit sells like hotcakes, EV Transit too. Ford’s got hotcakes for all different truck buyers. So what’s your point exactly?


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