Production of Electric Ford Lightning Begins on April 26

With a date set, the wait is almost over.

Ford’s all-electric Lightning pickup will be in customer hands and on the roads soon.Ford

Ford has announced that production of the all-new 2022 F-150 Lightning will begin on April 26. The Lightning is the brand’s first fully electric truck, and should start hitting the streets not long after.

The Lightning will be offered exclusively in Ford’s SuperCrew configuration with four full doors and a 5.5-foot bed. All-wheel drive is standard, and range is expected to be between 200 and 350 miles, depending on battery pack. Power varies, too, with 426 hp and 775 pound-feet of torque or 563 hp and 775 pound-feet, also depending on which option box is ticked. The Lightning has a claimed payload capacity of 2,000 pounds and towing capacity up to 10,000.

Ford and United Auto Workers will host a launch event this month at Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan. Both customers and employees will be there to celebrate the production kickoff. The event will be livestreamed at 1:30 p.m. EST on April 26 at The start of Lightning production is a big deal and marks the start of a new chapter for the country’s bestselling truck, and as long as the release goes better than the Bronco’s botched rollout, we should see the Lightning on the roads soon.