The F-150 Lightning Is Again In Manufacturing, And Ford's EV Truck Has Adjustments Incoming

Apart from using the additional manufacturing capability to make amends for deliveries to affected person reservation holders, Ford additionally intends to make use of the respiratory room to introduce a few new trim ranges for the F-150 Lightning. Whereas the precise particulars of the brand new trim ranges aren’t but out there, Chief Buyer Officer Marin Gjaja acknowledged that “We’ve got realized so much from our first-ever EV truck clients, together with a choice for expertise and visible differentiation,” which suggests {that a} better distinction between the Lightning and its ICE-powered siblings is forthcoming. As it’s, the Lightning is essentially the most tech-heavy F-150 ever with Professional Energy Onboard (a 9.6-kilowatt cell generator), Ford BlueCruise, and an out there Lively Driving Help System. 

In complete, Ford’s Rouge EV Middle is forecasting over 70,000 F-150 Lightning electrical vehicles produced in 2023, with an annual capability of 150,000 models going ahead. Though the latest manufacturing facility pause was voluntary, Ford misplaced a number of weeks’ value of manufacturing time earlier this yr when battery provide and security considerations compelled the Rouge EV manufacturing facility to quickly shut.