EV-hungry Norway has seen multiple Blue Oval all-electric vehicle launches in recent months, including the Ford E-Transit van and the best-selling Ford Mustang Mach-E crossover – mocking GM’s absence in the process – not to mention other electrified models like the Ford Explorer PHEV. Meanwhile, Ford F-150 Lightning production woes have thus far limited the EV pickup to the U.S., and have also kept it from being exported to places like Australia. Now that FoMoCo has managed to ramp up F-150 Lightning production, however, the popular pickup is officially headed to Norway, the automaker just revealed this morning.
Norway will be the very first global market where the Ford F-150 Lightning will be sold, which makes perfect sense given the fact that it’s the most EV-friendly country on the planet at the moment, with all-electric models representing a whopping 80 percent of new vehicle sales. Ford notes that Norwegian consumers have been clamoring for the EV pickup for some time, which prompted the automaker to fulfill their wishes.
“In my 25 years at Ford, I’ve never seen anything like the passion and demand I’m seeing from drivers right now to get behind the wheel of our F-150 Lightning,” said Per Gunnar Berg, managing director, Ford Norway. “I’ve had customers literally banging on my door and pleading for us to bring the electric pickup to Norway. F-150 Lightning is the perfect match for many customers in Norway – uniquely capable of quenching our thirst for adventure while embracing our passion for protecting the environment.”
Customers in Norway will have one option in regards to which version of the EV pickup they can purchase – the Ford F-150 Lightning Lariat Launch Edition – finished exclusively in Antimatter Blue and available in very limited numbers, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2024.
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