Order Bank for F-150 Lightning opens when?

Truck451

New member
Joined
May 20, 2021
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
Location
Warren, Michigan, USA
Vehicles
6th Generation Bronco Outer Banks 4-Door Model On
When does the Order Bank open up for the F-150 Lightning?
Advertisement

 

midmack

Active member
First Name
Mark
Joined
May 19, 2021
Messages
31
Reaction score
17
Location
Waco, TX
Vehicles
VE Jetta, Chrysler Pacifica
Occupation
Family Physician
When does the Order Bank open up for the F-150 Lightning?
I don’t think anyone knows yet, but probably not till November/December at the earliest.
 

F150ROD

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 14, 2021
Messages
375
Reaction score
316
Location
SoCal
Vehicles
F150 XLT on Order/Mazda Roadster Club/Model 3
Occupation
U.S. Navy Retired/Student
They said Fall… probably October
 

audiomikej

Member
First Name
Mike
Joined
May 19, 2021
Messages
20
Reaction score
20
Location
Lincoln, NE
Vehicles
2018 RAM 1500, 2010 Camaro, Prius V, 300C
Occupation
Manufacturing Engineer
Order book doesn't mean anything, It's not until they get the battery factory up and running in Georgia that matters. Until then we'll see huge wait times. GM has the same problem with the battery factory they're building in Tennessee. With the way labor shortages are right now I don't see then making deliveries any quicker than Tesla did at launch. For the record Tesla has a 9-year head start in scaled large battery production.
 

ChasingCoral

Well-known member
First Name
Mark
Joined
May 3, 2021
Messages
290
Reaction score
358
Location
Silver Spring, MD
Vehicles
2021 Mustang Mach E, 2016 Leaf, 2003 Toyota Tacoma
Occupation
retired oceanographer
Order book doesn't mean anything, It's not until they get the battery factory up and running in Georgia that matters. Until then we'll see huge wait times. GM has the same problem with the battery factory they're building in Tennessee. With the way labor shortages are right now I don't see then making deliveries any quicker than Tesla did at launch. For the record Tesla has a 9-year head start in scaled large battery production.
Funny thing about that head start? Tesla doesn’t produce batteries. They are all made by Panasonic.
 

Blainestang

Well-known member
Joined
May 20, 2021
Messages
316
Reaction score
355
Location
FL
Vehicles
F56, R55
Funny thing about that head start? Tesla doesn’t produce batteries. They are all made by Panasonic.
Eh, that makes it sound like they just called up Panasonic and ordered a bunch of batteries out of a catalog. Gigafactory Nevada is a joint venture in a Tesla building and the batteries were jointly designed by Tesla/Panasonic.

They're also building their own battery factories in Austin and Berlin, now, to build their own designs.

They also buy batteries from CATL, in addition to the Panasonic partnership.

Reality is probably somewhere in the middle of a "9-year head start" (that doesn't necessarily mean a 9-year lead) and a kinda dismissive "they're all made by Panasonic".
 

F150ROD

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 14, 2021
Messages
375
Reaction score
316
Location
SoCal
Vehicles
F150 XLT on Order/Mazda Roadster Club/Model 3
Occupation
U.S. Navy Retired/Student
I thought I read somewhere that Fords was a joint venture with LG? Or is that GM?
 

ChasingCoral

Well-known member
First Name
Mark
Joined
May 3, 2021
Messages
290
Reaction score
358
Location
Silver Spring, MD
Vehicles
2021 Mustang Mach E, 2016 Leaf, 2003 Toyota Tacoma
Occupation
retired oceanographer
I thought I read somewhere that Fords was a joint venture with LG? Or is that GM?
LG makes the batteries for the Mach E. SKI is making the batteries for the Lightning.
 
Advertisement

 
Advertisement
Top