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Ford could be making headlines for all the wrong reasons when the F-150 Lightning electric truck finally hits dealerships. The F-150 Lightning pickup truck has been in high demand since it debuted, but we never really understood just how high the demand was…until now. Some F-150 Lightning trims are already sold out.

These Ford F-150 Lightning trims are already sold-out

A blue 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck is driving on the road.
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning | Ford

If you had your eyes on a new 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro or XLT trim, there’s good news and bad news. The good news is that there are still other trims to choose from, albeit more expensive trims. The bad news is that the Pro and XLT models are completely sold-out. That’s right if you haven’t already made a preorder then no F-150 Lightning Pro or XLT for you.

What hurts most about this news is that the two sold-out trims are the most affordable trim levels. This means that the only options left for consumers that didn’t place pre-orders are options that start above $67,000. That’s a considerable chunk of change. The available Lariat trim is $27,500 more than the base model Pro trim. It costs $14,500 more than the XLT trim.

This isn’t a great look for consumers but it’s tough to imagine that the Blue Oval doesn’t see this extreme demand as a success. Ford is already looking to ramp up production on the F-150 Lightning in the future, and that still may not be enough to quench America’s extreme thirst for the first electric Ford pickup truck.

According to InsideEVs, Ford has 200,000 reservations for the electric truck. This sounds like another shipping nightmare reminiscent of the Bronco shipping debacle. If Ford manages to pull off deliveries as smoothly as possible, then its new nameplate will truly take America by storm.

Why are people excited about the F-150 Lightning?

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The Ford F-150 Lightning is an amazing truck, but Ford’s marketing efforts played a huge role in the demand for the EV. The idea to make nameplate spinoffs for its EVs was genius. Furthermore, unlike the Mustang Mach-E. the F-150 Lightning looks very similar to its gas-powered relative. The world is waiting to experience the electric F-150.

The Ford F-150 became the most popular pickup truck in America in recent years. As a result, naming the Blue Oval’s first electric truck the “F-150 Lightning” was bound to get consumers curious about the model. The brand then showcased the pickup’s amazing capabilities. The F-150 Lightning can power tools and even power homes in certain configurations. The F-150 is America’s work truck, but the F-150 Lightning is the American work truck of the future. Ford combined familiar elements with innovative tech to create a truck that the U.S. clearly can’t resist.

Should you try to buy a Ford F-150 Lightning?

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning may be amazing, but the only trim levels available to buy that aren’t reserved models are much more expensive than the average pickup truck. The Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck should be around for a long time. You may not have scored a 2022 F-150 Lightning Pro, but hopefully there will be an opportunity sooner than later.


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