After a production pause in February due to a battery problem, orders for the 2023 F-150 Lightning from reservation holders have been resumed by Ford. The automaker reported that it resolved the issue, which was a battery cell manufacturing fault, and resumed production on March 13 at the Rouge plant in Dearborn, Michigan, where the electric truck is produced. This week, production has been fully restored, and customers have received their trucks.
Despite the challenges in production resulting in the delivery of only 15,617 trucks in 2022, Ford is determined to increase production and achieve an annual run rate of 150,000 units by autumn. The company had 200,000 reservations at the end of 2021, but new reservations are not currently being accepted, and there is no information on when this will change.
The F-150 Lightning Pro’s entry-level price has been increased by Ford from $57,869 to $61,869, including a $1,895 destination fee. The automaker designed this version of the truck for commercial use and currently, it is available only to commercial customers, with the retail version sold out.
This is the fourth time the electric truck’s price has been increased since its launch almost a year ago, where it was initially priced at $41,669. Additionally, other popular trims, including the 2023 F-150 Lightning Lariat standard range and the top Platinum trim with the standard extended-range battery pack, will also see a price increase.