Ford announces a serious production increase for the upcoming 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning all-new EV pickup truck. The company says they plan to produce up to 150,000 Lightning trucks when production ramps up this year. This is nearly doubling the initial estimate of 80,000 Lightning trucks the company planned to build during the first year. Check out all of the new EV truck factory details.
F-150 Lightning reservations holders will be able to convert their reservation into a truck order this week, starting this Thursday – January 6th, 2022. The order conversion process will be executed in a wave-by-wave fashion as previously announced.
Ford says the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center (REVC) in Dearborn, Michigan enters its final pre-build phase before it accelerates the facility to mass production. Some of the trucks you see in these images will undergo further real-world testing before customer trucks are delivered.
Can you guess the purpose of this robot or machine at the F-150 Lightning production facility? Let us know in the comments below.
Check out these detailed images of the REVC. Ford is not using a traditional conveyer-style production line that the company itself popularized. It’s a system that offers additional flexibility. Each vehicle or vehicle component is carried on an automated tray or crane. In some cases, a vehicle can be pulled aside or follow another path depending on the trim level/equipment or to resolve a potential issue.
Ford says the company has a goal to reach a global production of 600,000 battery-electric vehicles per year within the next 24 months. This includes increased investment and production increase of the Ford Mustang Mach-E, and the production of the e-Transit van.
Here is a detailed look at the new F-150 Lightning.