The F-150 is a crucial vehicle for the Lightning Ford, and Jay Leno recently had the opportunity to keep the truck moving at its own pace.
This latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage features not only the F-150 Lightning’s flagship camouflage, but also Ford CEO Jim Farley. Throughout the video, he explains the philosophy behind the truck and the work he did to make it a reality.
Furley said that when Ford’s men began crushing numbers on the first F-150 Lightning, they suggested limiting annual production to 20,000 units, noting that the company would not make too much money from electric trucks and did not want to sell. Too much. However, Farley came and said it was important for Ford to take a different approach. It is now committed to building up to 150,000 units annually.
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Farley added that Ford must be careful not to shut down traditional truck owners. He described most of them as rational and practical people, saying that if a vehicle provided better fuel economy and towing capabilities than the ICE alternative, then pickup enthusiasts would buy that car.
Towards the end of the video, Leno jumps behind the wheel with Farley in the passenger seat. He immediately notes how cool the car is and how fast it can come.
About four weeks ago, Ford announced that the F-150 Lightning 2022 model had gone on sale for the year, proving just how popular it has been since its unveiling. In fact, it took just six months for car manufacturers to secure about 200,000 reservations for electric pickups, with prices no doubt starting at $ 39,974 before the federal or state tax credit.