Last night Ford Motor Company disrupted the EV market by revealing the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning. The battery-electric F-150 reportedly has a rather healthy number of reservations already.
Speaking with Phil Lebeau on CNBC this morning, Ford CEO Jim Farley says the company already has 20,000 reservations for the Lightning. That number accumulated in less than 12 hours, given reservations did not open up until the F-150 Lightning’s reveal at 9:30 pm ET last night. Interested buyers are able to put a $100 deposit down in order to make a reservation for the new truck, which goes on sale in spring of 2022.
“We’re off to the races,” proclaimed Farley after disclosing the reservation figure.
The F-150 Lightning debuted offering up to 300 miles of range per charge with an extended battery option. Ford says the starting price will be around $40,000 and it will offer multiple trim levels, including a work truck trim. The EV can even power a home for up to three days during a power outage.