Ford has delivered the first F-150 Lightning to a retail customer today, where else but in the automaker’s home state of Michigan.
The lucky new owner is F150LightningForum member oneguynick, who confirmed with Ford’s public relations department that he took the first official delivery of the electric pickup truck.
According to Nick, he lives in Standish, Michigan and placed his pre-order for the top-of-the-line F-150 Lightning Platinum in Iconic Silver on May 20, 2021. That reservation was later converted to an order on January 7, 2022 after the orders books opened.
Just a few months later his fully loaded truck entered production on April 18, and a little over five weeks later was delivered today, May 26, 2022, nearly one year to the day after first placing his pre-order.
Ford CEO Jim Farley took to Twitter to congratulate Nick on his new truck, saying he was interested in hearing his feedback.
— Jim Farley (@jimfarley98) May 26, 2022
Ford customers have been waiting for this day since the automaker announced on May 2, 2022 that deliveries would begin “in the coming days.” Interestingly, Ford said at the time those first deliveries would be of the Pro Series Lightning, and not the Platinum.
At the same time, Ford announced that Lightning will come with more horsepower and payload capacity than originally advertised.