2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Receives 44,500 Bookings in 48 Hours – fr

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Receives 44,500 Bookings in 48 Hours – fr

Farley also clarified that production numbers for the F-150 Lightning would be limited in the first year, mirroring the Dearborn-based automaker’s production strategy for the Mustang Mach-E. The number that will be made is an estimate at the moment as reservations are not firm orders and because the Rouge factory leaves many questions unanswered.In addition to the tighter demand compared to combustion engine trucks internally, a huge problem that Ford has yet to solve is battery production. After Korean EV Battery makers LG and SK reach $ 1.8 billion settlement over trade dispute, SK Innovation now free to build lithium-ion cells for F-150 Lightning in joint -venture with FoMoCo.

BluOvalSK is the name of the joint venture and the Georgia-based manufacturing facility aims to deliver 60 gigawatts of cells each year at full capacity. The Mustang Mach-E, by comparison, is powered by LG Chem. The Korean supplier assembles battery cells at the Wroclaw plant in Poland, the facility which is also responsible for the battery cells of the E-Transit van.

By turning our attention back to the F-150 Lightning, the Ford Motor Company has a huge advantage over General Motors, Tesla and Rivian. For one thing, the blue oval pickup is very affordable at $ 39,974 for the base, commercial-oriented model with a range of 230 miles (370 kilometers), while the Hummer Edition 1 costs $ 112,595 in its first year of production. The odd-looking Cybertruck is nowhere to be found, and Rivian lacks Ford, GM, or Tesla’s experience selling or servicing electric vehicles.


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