The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning hasn’t even been available to reserve for a few days. Despite this, Ford is already boasting some seriously impressive reservation figures for its latest all-electric truck. While this might not seem like a massive feat for America’s best-selling model, it’s an entirely new and somewhat controversial direction.
This latest information comes from an interview with Ford CEO Jim Farley on CNBC covered by Motor1. While it is definitely too early to tell, these reservations might indicate that even traditional buyers are open to this electrified version. Additionally, the American carmaker appears just to be getting started.
How much does the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning cost?
Before we cover these new reservations, let’s go over exactly how much the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning costs. As you might imagine, the American carmaker hasn’t unveiled all of the details surrounding this newest model. Despite this, we know it’ll start at $39,974. Keep in mind that even this base price is illegible for a $7,500 tax credit.
The next trim level we know about is the XLT which should start around $52,974. For context, an internal-combustion-powered F-150 XLT starts at around $35,000. Ford estimates that a fully-loaded version of this truck should cost somewhere around $90,474. Given that massive spread, there are likely many trim levels we don’t know about.
In terms of power, Motor1 reports that the most powerful 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning variant available will offer 563 hp and 775 lb-ft. However, it should also be able to cover around 300 miles on a single charge. Since these are estimates, expect these figures to vary slightly for the production model.
It already received over 20,000 reservations in a day
Now that we know how much the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning costs, let’s talk reservations. If you want to get on the waiting list for one of these trucks, you’ll need $100. This puts your name on a very long list of reservations; this is by no means an official order.
According to Ford, you’ll be able to order your truck starting later this fall officially. According to Motor1, over 12,000 people had placed a reservation 12 hours after the truck’s debut. At the time of writing, it’s been over 24 hours since it has arrived. As a result, expect that number to be significantly larger.
However, you’ll be waiting quite some time for your new F-150, even if you’re quick to reserve it.
When will the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning arrive?
Since 2020 was the year of massive delays, don’t be surprised if the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning doesn’t arrive exactly on time. Ford is currently battling with issues surrounding its all-new Bronco SUV. However, if everything remains on schedule, you should be receiving your all-electric truck sometime in the spring of 2022.
Given all of the electric vehicles the American carmaker plans to launch over the next few years, this timeline isn’t completely unreasonable. However, given the F-150’s mainstream popularity, the waiting lists could become incomprehensibly long.
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