Ford F-150 Lightning Electric Truck Tops 130,000 Reservations

Ford announced on Thursday is has hit a milestone for its electric F-150 Lightning truck, with reservations surpassing 130,000.

The news was shared by Mike Levine, Ford North America Product Communications director.

Ford unveiled its electric truck back in May, starting from just under $40,000 USD for the base model, which has 230 miles.

The reservation milestone has emerged after recent reports claimed Ford was doubling its F-150 Lightning production, citing high demand.

Ford is said to have adjusted its output from 40,000 to 80,000 by 2024. The electric truck is slated to launch in 2022, the same year as Tesla’s Cybertruck, which is said to have 1 million reservations.

It remains unclear how many of these F-150 Lightning reservations will follow through, plus if the American company can meet its production goals. Ford, like other automakers, is dealing with a global chip supply shortfall, affecting production.