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Ford Motor Begins Pre-production of the F-150 Lightning and is Boosting its Investment Due to Strong Demand

Ford Motor Begins Pre-production of the F-150 Lightning and is Boosting its Investment Due to Strong Demand

Based on the number of reservations Ford Motor Co received for the upcoming F-150 Lightning, the automaker is boosting its investment and increasing production to meet demand. The bigger investment will help increase production capacity of the electric Lightning to 80,000 trucks a year.

Eric Walz2021-09-16 11:30 PT

Ford Receives Over 130,000 Reservations for the F-150 Lightning, Strong Demand for Electrified Vehicles

Ford Receives Over 130,000 Reservations for the F-150 Lightning, Strong Demand for Electrified Vehicles

Ford’s all-electric pickup truck looks like it’s going to be an incredible hit with consumers, as roughly 130,000 consumers have placed a reservation for the F-150 Lightning.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-09-04 07:20 PT

Ford to Double its Production Target for the Electric F-150 Lightning Due to Strong Demand

Ford to Double its Production Target for the Electric F-150 Lightning Due to Strong Demand

Ford Motor Company has doubled its production target from the new F-150 Lighting electric pickup based on strong early demand for the electric version of the best-selling truck in the U.S., sources told Reuters on Monday. Ford’s annual production target has been increased from 40,000 units to 80,000 units by 2024.

Eric Walz2021-08-23 15:15 PT

Ford’s Electrified Vehicle Sales Were Up 184% in May, F150-Lightning Reservations Reach 70,000

Ford’s Electrified Vehicle Sales Were Up 184% in May, F150-Lightning Reservations Reach 70,000

​Ford Motor Co released its May 2021 sales figures this week and the automaker appears to have bounced back since the pandemic of last year, while at the same time growing its electrified vehicle sales. The company's electrified sales, which includes both fully-electric and hybrid models, were boosted by the electric Mach-E SUV, the automaker’s first EV.

Eric Walz2021-06-04 15:45 PT

Ford is Boosting its EV Investments to More Than $30 Billion, Stock Reaches 5-Year High

Ford is Boosting its EV Investments to More Than $30 Billion, Stock Reaches 5-Year High

U.S. automaker Ford is boosting investments in electrification as it looks to take on Tesla, Volkswagen and General Motors and others in the electric vehicle space. The increased investments in EVs is part of a plan called "Ford+" in which Ford would be more like a technology company rather than an automaker in the eyes of investors.

FutureCar Staff 2021-05-26 13:35 PT

Ford Motor Co. Goes for Function Over Fashion With its Electric F-150 Lightning Pickup

Ford Motor Co. Goes for Function Over Fashion With its Electric F-150 Lightning Pickup

The fully-electric Ford F-150 Lighting was officially unveiled during a live streamed event on Wednesday evening, and its poised to become a huge hit, given the popularity of the automaker's F-Series lineup of trucks. “This is a historic day for our company.” said executive Chairman Bill Ford, kicking off Wednesday’s unveiling for the F-150 Lightning at Ford’s headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan.

Eric Walz2021-05-20 09:00 PT

 President Biden Visits Ford Motor Co to Promote His $174 Billion Electric Vehicle Plan, Checks Out the F-150 Lightning Ahead of its Unveiling

President Biden Visits Ford Motor Co to Promote His $174 Billion Electric Vehicle Plan, Checks Out the F-150 Lightning Ahead of its Unveiling

​President Joe Biden traveled to Michigan today to meet with executives from the Ford Motor Co and to promote his $174 billion electric vehicle plan, which includes substantial investments in zero-emissions vehicles and EV charging infrastructure in the U.S. While visiting Ford in Dearborn, Biden also got a sneak peak and a test drive in the Ford F150 Lightning electric pickup truck ahead of its global reveal on Wednesday evening.

Eric Walz2021-05-18 14:05 PT

With the F-150 Lightning, it’s Ford, Not Tesla or GM, That’s Poised Dominate the Electric Truck Market

With the F-150 Lightning, it’s Ford, Not Tesla or GM, That’s Poised Dominate the Electric Truck Market

On Monday, Ford Motor Co surprised the industry by announcing that the all-new F-150 Lightning electric pickup will be revealed on May 19 at a global live-streamed event from the company’s global headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. The Lightning will be the first battery-powered F-150 pickup, and its potential is huge, not just for electric vehicles, but for the highly profitable truck and SUV segment that so far electrification has not touched.

Eric Walz2021-05-11 14:50 PT