Ford Gets Lightning Back in a Bottle with F-150 Production Restart
After tapping the brakes on F-150 Lightning output for over a month, Ford has flipped the switch back on at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center. CEO Jim Farley sparked excitement by tweeting that the team is “increasing #F-150Lightning production” thanks to expansion and tooling tweaks.
Range of up to 300 miles on a single charge, and the ability to tow up to 10,000 pounds, the Lightning proves that going electric doesn’t mean compromising on performance or capabilities.
With revamped facilities, FoMoCo plans to crack the throttle wide open, gunning for a production rate of 150,000 F150 Lightnings per year. That’s great news for customers awaiting these electric workhorses, as Farley confirmed they’re “on track for production capacity run rate of 150K. So proud of this team—they keep raising the bar.”
This pickup push comes after Ford lowered Lightning prices in July to juice demand. The entry-level Pro shed over $10k off its price tag, now starting at just $49,995. Even the loaded Platinum got a haircut down to $91,995 (Ford Strikes Back with Price Cuts for EV F-150 Lightning in Response to Tesla’s EV Price War).
With incredible performance and tech like hands-free driving, the Lightning proves EVs can be just as capable and fun as their gas-guzzling counterparts. With increased production capacity and a commitment to fulfilling consumer demand, Ford aims to deliver the Lightning to pre-order customers as soon as possible.