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    Ford F-150 Lightning Electric Truck Doubles Production goals from 2022 to 2025 when the Second Generation will come out.

      According to sources via Reuters news services, Ford has doubled production goals for the F-150 Lighting electric truck for 2022 to 2025 due to strong demand.

    According to Reuters, strong demand has already made Ford increase production again ahead of the 2022 launch. Ford plans to increase spending an additional $850 million to meet the new targets according to people familiar with the plan inside Ford and at their suppliers.

    Ford initially had very simple easy goal of less than 5,000 trucks initially for the production launch in 2022, but by the approach of the truck reveal they had upped it to 7,500. Since then with the strong 150,000 customer reserves on top of production orders by Ford Dealers, Ford has again upped production. This time Ford has doubled production estimates all the way through 2025 when the generation two F-150 Lighting comes out.

    Ford production plans now stand as follows:

    • 2022 - 15,000
    • 2023 - 55,000
    • 2025 - 160,000

    Share of Ford rose 1.3% today on this news as investors are very positive about big growth for Ford as they move over to electric auto's. Ford officials have confirmed that they are pleasantly surprised by the early demand for the Ford Lighting electric truck.

    While various Industry observers have questioned if consumers will give up their gas-powered pickups for electric, commercial customers are looking to reduce their carbon footprint with trucks and vans and have been a huge source of interest and pre-purchases.

    Ford has not stated how many commercial reservations they have only focusing on retail customer reservations, but the constant increase in production numbers would imply a rather large push to change over from gas/diesel to electric.


    EXCLUSIVE Ford doubles Lightning production target on strong pre-launch demand -sources | Reuters

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    Exciting to see that Ford has started Pre-Production of the F-150 Lightning pickup truck and the pictures show they have moved along fast in auto production mode at the new factory. They are also increasing investment due to orders of an additional $250 million dollars.

    Ford F-150 Lightning electric trucks already produced, first deliveries still due for spring 2022 (greencarreports.com)


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    Ford has released an update on the F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck production.

    Originally Ford had this schedule:

    Ford production plans now stand as follows:

    • 2022 - 15,000
    • 2023 - 55,000
    • 2025 - 160,000

    Ford now expects to move to 80,000 trucks produced per year from the start due to overwhelming demand from both commercial and retail customers.

    Ford Begins Pre-Production of All-Electric F-150 Lightning Truck, Boosts Investment, Adds Jobs in Michigan | Ford Media Center

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