Even though we just learned Ford’s Maverick Pickup, its CEO talks with the New York Times on the company’s other new electrified pick-up. Apparently the F-150 Lightning The number of pre-orders has already reached 100,000, just three weeks after the official unveiling of the electric vehicle for commercial and retail customers.
In comparison, the Tesla Cybertruck registered some 250,000 pre-orders for the electric vehicle in just five days, and GMC’s electric Hummer had 10,000 pre-orders for a first-edition model sold out within hours. Neither truck is available yet, but according to SEMA Vehicle Landscape Report, Ford’s F-series sold more than 787,000 trucks last year and had 16.1 million trucks on the road in the United States. The models that will be the most popular once you can get one will have to wait until next year.
Looking ahead, after launching a sporty crossover, all-electric workhorse, and a cheaper hybrid utility vehicle, CEO Jim Farley has said the Explorer SUV is next on the block for electrification. A hybrid version of the Explorer that appeared in 2019 touting the same capacity as a gas-powered model, but given the Lightning’s frunk, it’s easy to imagine how much extra storage it could add.
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