Despite not having built a single production truck yet, Ford has already announced a production increase to 80,000 F-150 Lightning electric pickup trucks annually. Ford will invest another $250 million across three Michigan plants involved with F-150 Lightning production, and hire 450 more workers to build them. The Drive has more details.
It may seem a bit bold, even cocky, to make such an investment before the truck has even hit the road. But considering that Ford has received 150,000 reservations for the Lightning, I think it’s a pretty safe bet.