Ford’s all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning is already a hit. According to CEO Jim Farley, enthusiasts made about 45,000 reservations in less than 48 hours.
The company officially unveiled the truck on Wednesday, a day after doing a cameo during President Joe Biden’s speech at Ford’s factory in Dearborn, Michigan.
The F-150 Lightning boasts 563 horsepower and up to 775 lb.-ft. Torque as well as fast charging.
— Jim Farley (@jimfarley98) May 21, 2021
Ford is targeting an EPA-estimated range of 230 miles as standard and 300 miles with the extended model. The truck starts at $40,000 and will ship next spring.
The impressive pre-order figures for the F-150 Lightning are in line with the high demand for other electric trucks. An early batch of 10,000 Hammer Edition one reservations sold out within 10 minutes last year.
Meanwhile, at the end of 2019, Tesla received 250,000 pre-orders for Cyber Truck within five days.