In January, Ford will begin inviting reservation holders to configure and order their trucks, the spokeswoman said, with customer deliveries set to start in the spring. But Ford's massive bank of Lightning preorders means it could be years before some people who placed a deposit actually receive their trucks. Anyone who missed the boat on reservations will need to hang tight until orders open more widely. That wait will be even longer.
Ford has raked in nearly 200,000 Lightning reservations, CEO Jim Farley told Automotive News last month. Even if a large chunk of those people doesn't go through with the purchase, those orders will keep the company busy for years. Ford hasn't said how many Lightnings it plans to build in 2022 and 2023, but it aims to ramp up production to 80,000 trucks annually by 2024.
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