The F-150 Lightning is a very important vehicle for Ford and Jay Leno recently had the opportunity to take the truck on its steps.
This latest episode of Jay Leno’s garage features not only the F-150 Lightning, but also Ford CEO Jim Farley. In the video, he explains the philosophy of the truck and the work to make it a reality.
Farley said that when Ford’s people first began to resent the number of F-150 Lightnings, they said they would not make much profit from the electric truck and did not want to sell it, and suggested limiting annual production to 20,000 units. thank you so much. However, Farley came in and told Ford that it was important to take a different approach. Now it has committed to build up to 150,000 units a year.
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Farley also notes that care must be taken not to leave Ford’s traditional truck owners. He described most of them as reasonable and practical people, and said that if the car offered better fuel economy and towing ability than the ICE equivalent, it would be a car that pickup enthusiasts would buy.
Towards the end of the video, Leno jumps into the role with Farley in the passenger seat. He immediately notices how quiet the car is and how fast it can accelerate.
About four weeks ago, Ford announced that the F-150 Lightning 2022 would go on sale that year, proving just how popular it has been since its launch. In fact, it only took the automaker six months to secure about 200,000 bookings for an electric pickup, which of course helped with prices starting at just $ 39,974 before federal or state tax credits.