A leaked dealer schedule reveals everything.
Since the Ford F-150 Lightning was revealed in the spring, the Blue Oval automaker has secured 150,000 reservations for its first all-electric pickup truck. In a surprise revelation, 75 percent of these reservations were made by new Ford customers. Soon, customers will be able to convert their reservations into real orders.
Earlier this month, a dealership report suggested the order books will open on October 26th. Contradicting this, a CarBuzz reader was recently told by their local Ford dealer that F-150 Lightning orders may not start until 2022. So, when will the order books really open?
Ford hasn't announced a date yet, but a member of the F150Gen14 forum claims to know the answer. According to the forum member, orders for the F-150 Lightning will start on October 26th after all. If you need proof, a screenshot from a Ford dealer's internal system confirms the order start date.
An official announcement from Ford should be imminent. With the order opening in just a few weeks, the online configurator for the F-150 Lightning should go live soon too, allowing customers to select their desired exterior, interior, package, and accessory options. Pricing for the entry-level F-150 Lightning starts at $39,974, while the Platinum trim will cost at least $90,474.
When the configurator goes live, we'll be able to find out how much a fully loaded F-150 Lightning with all options ticked will cost. The base version produces 426 hp and 775 lb-ft of torque while offering 240 miles of range, while the more range-topping Platinum is rated at 563 hp and has an increased range of 300 miles.
Pre-production of the F-150 Lightning has already begun, and Ford is doubling productionfor the first model year in response to the huge demand. If everything goes according to plan, the first customer deliveries for the F-150 Lightning will start next spring.