UPDATE: Ford Says F-150 Lightning Deliveries Are Still Happening In Spring 2022, Despite Recent Production Info

Some new dates, if you're awaiting your electric F-150

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
While Ford is building the new F-150 at its Rouge plant, the Tennessee and Kentucky plants will support the brand’s next-generation EVs. (Images: Ford)

At a recent event DriveElectricTN webinar (by way of F-150 Gen14 forums), Ford’s James Morgan and Nathan Gyori provided a timeline for Lightning ordering, production and deliveries. This event was mainly for fleet sales, and forecasting the impact of EVs in the state of Tennessee. One morsel Ford revealed had to do with the updated build, production and delivery dates for the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning.

When are Ford F-150 Lightning deliveries happening?

According to Ford, the order banks for the Lightning will open as of January 2022. Keep in mind, this is for both retail and fleet Ford Lightnings. In June 2022, production begins and deliveries should ramp up by September 2022. Ford has pushed back the originally projected dates.

UPDATE 12/3/2021: Ford’s official statement goes against the information above posted to the F-150 Gen14 forums. Though we’re striking it through in light of this update, we did still want to provide the context for what a company spokesperson told us, shown below:

“There is no delay to delivery timing – customer deliveries are on track to start in spring 2022. F-150 Lightning order banks will open soon.”

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
We’ve seen Ford’s pre-production units, but now we have a timeline on when the actual production trucks will roll off the line and out to customers.

As it stands, even with the original delivery timing, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning will have to contend with other electric pickup trucks emerging on the market like the Rivian R1T. To do that, however, Ford is pricing its truck competitively against the segment as well as some internal combustion options.

The new F-150 Lightning will be an all-electric pickup truck that will be offered with two levels of range and power. Priced to be affordable for truck-buyers, most analysts project the F-150 to be a sales success out the gate. Especially with the sheer amount of pre-orders.

The base/fleet/work model 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro starts at $39,974. Fully loaded, the Lightning Platinum starts at $89,874. This massive price gap is similar for base – top-end gas-powered F-150s as well.

We expect to learn a lot more about he Lightning in the very near future, which will (hopefully) be part of a near-future drive as well. A special thank you goes out to our friends at F150Gen14 for the information!

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.