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Ford F-150 Lightning Sales Figures In California Revealed

Since its launch, the Ford F-150 Lightning has remained in high demand and short supply, though The Blue Oval continues to work to expand its production capacity. Regardless, the F-150 Lightning was still the best-selling EV pickup in 2022 across the entire U.S. In the EV-friendly state of California, the Ford F-150 Lightning also secured its fair share of the market as well, as the state recently revealed via its zero-emissions vehicle sales data for 2022.

New vehicle shoppers in California scooped up a grand total of 2,233 Ford F-150 Lightning pickups last year. That actually trailed the Rivian R1T, as that model wound up recording sales of 3,604 units in 2022, while the third pickup in the EV segment – the GMC Hummer EV – racked up just 111 sales in The Golden State throughout the course of the year. The Lightning has been helped by its participation in multiple pilot programs in California over the past year, including one at a variety of Sonoma County vineyards.

As Ford Authority reported earlier this week, the Ford Mustang Mach-E was actually the fifth best-selling EV overall in California last year, falling behind only the four-vehicle Tesla lineup in that regard. Meanwhile, Ford continues to eat into Tesla’s market share in the overall U.S. EV market, helping The Blue Oval close out 2022 as the second best-seller of those types of vehicles.

In spite of skyrocketing prices, EV sales in the U.S. in 2022 soared to new levels, as the launch of several new models and high consumer interest pushed sales volumes past 800,000 for the first time – an increase of 65 percent year-over-year, while total EV market share hit 5.8 percent, up from 3.2 percent in 2021.

We’ll have more on Ford’s EV sales soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more 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. SR

    Lol. Just over 2k….wow lol. The Super Duty is not worried. Pathetic.

    1. RWFA

      SD isn’t the competition. Folks that think it is might want to think again.

  2. Jedrek K

    This proves EV have no solid future. ICE F150 sales absolutely destroy this a sad statistic.

    1. Jenny

      LOL, sales are limited by production, not demand.

    2. RWFA

      Conclusion car-wreck of Jędrzej on K-street because nothing of the like is proven by this statistic except that you don’t know of what you talk. (And you seem to be a new member of the bad faith Big Oil comments team.)

  3. Bob

    How embarrassing. This quirky little startup, with the hairbun buyers who definitely aren’t buying the RT for a “truck”, outsells you by almost 40%. Are you kidding?
    Supply chain whah whah whah. Shut up.
    Run the company Jimmy. Dedicate some time to it.
    And total EV market share 5.8%. This might get to 10% eventually, and that’s great for the one’s that can use them. The rest of us will be government mandated. Pay attention to who you vote for.

    1. RWFA

      I wonder if Bob might not realize that Ford is production constrained and has to allocate key components across its various plants, product lines and markets to keep everything running if even at a low rate.

      Whereas Rivian is producing all that it can because it doesn’t have to do allocation balancing.

      Sales total 2022:
      – Lightning: 15,617.
      – R1T: 20,332.

      It’s like the bottom of the 1st inning.

      Once supply stabilizes, and Ford’s battery plants come online and Ford’s dedicated 2G BEV Lightning launches, and other OEM’s like Ram and Toyota eventually show up, we will see an interesting competition develop.

      And yes, do pay attention to who you vote for:
      – Please avoid the party aligned with seditious conspiracists, haters, proud crotch grabbers and cretins, the party that balloons the debt through unfunded tax cuts for the 2% (funded by Social Security and Medicare cuts if they could) and the party playing to the folks who would burn it all down for personal profit and pathological satisfaction.
      – Yes, please do support the people who have made long overdue and funded non-deficit investments in infrastructure and people. The party and people who have in 2 short years achieved historically high employment rates, who have taken actions to eliminate corporate gouging, and have put real policy in place to bring back manufacturing to the USA, and who have brought the economic growth rate nearly back onto the pre-trump Obama growth track.

      1. TGA

        What he said!

  4. Sam

    So even if they make a couple thousand dollars on each one sold… that might cover the windshield washer fluid expenses on the assembly line. That is a very low number, it is literally a financial loss.

    1. RWFA

      Oh hi Sam I am, I stand in awe how you can literally write:

      “Even if they make a few thousand on each one … it’s literally a financial loss.”

      Takes a rare insight and keen intellect to come up with that.

      1. AdamS

        Because it cost them more than that in tooling, line maintenance, employee benefits, etc, etc. You evidently don’t have a clue about business expenses.

        1. RWFA

          No, apparently not a clue at all.

          Just adequate experience in increasing sales of existing products, investing in new portfolio technology, and, importantly, increasing margin in this hyper competitive global industry.

          But who needs to carry a clue if one’s business isn’t going into labyrinths?

          If they took your laundry list of costs and implied concerns, they would never have gotten off the dime.

        2. Steve

          Someone spends a lot of time on here defending Ford pretty aggressively. If these EV’s made the money they expected they would shut down ICE and focus strictly on them but they don’t. Fact is ICE is supporting them financially and without them they couldn’t afford to build them. Ford has no back up plan so if EV’s fail the company fails.

          1. RWFA

            👋 Hi it’s me!

            Not defending, just countering all the bad faith idiotic BS with fact and analysis so if reasonable people stumble in here they might not be swayed by lies.

            Big Oil (trying to slow the move to BEV), short sellers (trying to move the market by spooking retail investors), or possibly competitors scrambling to catch up have the big incentive to pay troll farms to plant seeds of bad faith BS comments here.

            Are you wearing a blindfold?

            Here and elsewhere Ford has been quite transparent with comments about this (they’ve talked of startup costs and investment and higher initial costs due to lack of scale effects and prevailing design and chemistry that will comedown as these items addressed) but maybe you haven’t been paying attention, or possibly have a hidden agenda, or a screw loose to spin it like this. (Also, Ford has said they’ll be in ICE for some time to come, just not in all segments or nameplates.)

            If you have fact or analysis to counter or correct what I’m laying down bring it, else you just read like another of the K-street troll crowd (a bit less scripted here tho.)


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