Ford was originally planning to deliver the first F-150 Lightning electric trucks to customers in the spring of 2022.
Despite their website indicating they are sticking with a spring start, it appears as though deliveries might not begin until the fall.
The updated timeline comes from Ford representatives James Morgan and Nathan Gyori while speaking a DriveElectricTN webinar this week.
According to a recap of the call posted to the F150Gen14.com forums, production has slipped to June 2022, and deliveries won’t begin until September 2022.
While this was mostly focused on fleet talk, the one big relevant reveal for us retail order holders is when Ford representatives James Morgan and Nathan Gyori provided this timeline for Lightning ordering, production and deliveries. Unfortunately, deliveries have slipped from the original Spring estimate to now September.
- January 2022: Lightning order banks open for both retail and fleet
- June 2022: Lightning production begins
- September 2022: First Lightning deliveries begin
F-150 Lightning customers were hoping to be able to place official orders for the electric pickup truck in October. In an email sent to reservation holders last month, Ford delayed the opening of the order books until December 2021.
If the Ford representatives at this webinar were accurate with their timelines, that too has been pushed back one month.
UPDATE 2:09pm PST: Ford’s Director of EV Communications Emma Bergg has confirmed on Twitter there is no delay.
— Emma Bergg (@ebergg) December 3, 2021
When contacted by our friends at InsideEVs for confirmation, Ford denied the claims made by their two employees, saying nothing has changed with their proposed timeline.