Don’t let your Ford dealer gouge you. If you fear paying above sticker price to be among those lucky enough to get a 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck first—so, this spring—because demand is vastly greater than production can handle, take some heart.
Ford is more than aware of the need to build as many electric Lightnings as it can, as fast as it can, at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan. The good news is the automaker has come up with ways to increase annual production to 150,000 full-size trucks a year, almost doubling the 80,000 it previously promised and hopefully heading off at least some dealer markups on the hotly anticipated pickup.
Also this week, Ford started building the final stage of pre-production Lightnings, both retail Lightnings and the 2022 F-150 Lightning Pro for commercial customers. The final pre-build pickups will be tested in real-world customer conditions to evaluate whether any final tweaks are needed before mass production of the trucks begins for delivery to buyers this spring.