The all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck is set to begin Job 1 production this month, April 26th to be exact. As it stands, there’s currently a three-year wait list to order one of these all-electric pickup trucks, as demand seems to have pleasantly caught everybody off guard. That said, your hopes of securing one of the cheapest trims out there however are slim to none at this point as the cheapest of them – the fleet-only F-150 Lightning Pro and F-150 Lightning XLT – are already sold out.
According to The Drive, a bulletin was sent out to dealers that said allocations for all Lightning Pro and XLT models were completely gobbled up for the 2022 model year. Those models are among the cheapest trims available for the new all-electric truck, and are designated for more fleet-oriented customers, with the Lightning Pro being exclusive for fleets. The latter could be ordered for a price tag of $39,974 before any state or federal tax incentives. The XLT on the other hand carries a price point of $52,874.
With both of those trims sold out, only the F-150 Lightning Lariat and F-150 Lightning Platinum trims remain. The Lariat has a starting price point of $67,474 which is an almost $30,000 jump ($27,500) over the Pro while the Platinum comes in at $90,874, a $38,000 difference from the XLT. Conversely, the jump from XLT to Lariat sits at $14,500 and the gap between Pro and Platinum comes in at a whopping $50,900. Interestingly enough however according to early order data the two most popular trims were the Platinum and Lariat.
A sliver of hope does exist for those with an existing reservation. Part of the dealer bulletin states that as materials become more plentiful the company will take into account those with an existing reservation who also chose to “extend my reservation.” That being said, if you don’t have a reservation already you’ll have to wait for the 2023 model year to spool up production which is expected to yield more units than 2022 as demand for the F-150 Lightning remains sky high.