Ford Resumes F-150 Lightning Shipments to Dealers

Ford has announced it is resuming shipments of its all-electric F-150 Lightning to dealers this month after a temporary halt due to undisclosed quality issues that arose in early February.

The resumption of shipments comes alongside significant price reductions in the US across several models of the electric pickup.

The pause in shipments gave Ford an opportunity to address several minor issues detected in the vehicles. Ford’s Chief Operating Officer, Kumar Galhotra, did not go into specifics about the issues that caused the stop-ship order, but did say the issues were resolved with engineering solutions and software updates. (via CNBC)

With shipments set to resume, Ford announced price reductions earlier this week, ranging from US$2,000 to US$5,500 on several models of the F-150 Lightning. The most significant cut was made to the mid-level Flash trim, now priced at US$67,995, representing a US$5,500 decrease. Other models, including the Lariat and XLT trims, saw reductions of US$2,500 and US$2,000, respectively, setting new price points at US$74,995 and US$62,995.

However, the entry-level Pro model and the high-end Platinum model prices remain unchanged.

To help boost sales after the stop-ship order, Ford is also offering Tesla owners a US$1,500 discount if they buy a F-150 Lightning, which when combined with other available discounts, can result in savings of as much as US$14,000.

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