A minimum of you will get monetary savings on gasoline.
Ford is once more growing the worth of its common F-150 Lightning electrical truck, which we’ve seen a minimum of twice because it was launched final summer season. It was already arduous to name the electrical pickup “inexpensive,” contemplating most orders are for larger trims with prolonged vary, however even the bottom mannequin isn’t inexpensive anymore.
This week, Ford reopened orders, permitting potential consumers to pre-order one or fill an earlier reservation after shortly promoting out final time. Solely now, choose fashions price upwards of $4,000 greater than earlier than.
Now, the F-150 Lightning Lariat trim is $1,500 greater than anticipated. Plus, the MSRP of the Platinum mannequin goes from $96K to $98,074. Even worse, the bottom mannequin, which initially debuted for under $39,995, now prices $61,869 after the vacation spot price, a rise of over 50%.
Ford isn’t the one one growing costs. We’ve seen this time and time with Tesla, Rivian did the identical, and virtually each EV introduced finally ends up arriving with a barely larger price ticket.
For these paying consideration, the bottom Lightning initially arrived in the course of the summer season of 2022 at $39K. By August, all fashions noticed a leap of round $6,000 or extra, adopted by one other worth hike in October. Then, Ford added one other $4,000-5,000 to all fashions in December.
This week’s change takes the bottom mannequin Ford F-150 Lightning to $60,000, which is a considerable enhance in lower than a 12 months. Beneath is one other picture of all costs from final 12 months, though take word that the Lariat doesn’t have the swap enabled for prolonged vary, which takes the worth to $86,000.
Whereas the configurations and choices proceed to vary, as do which fashions Ford is filling and sending to consumers, it’s clear that costs proceed to climb. That stated, it shouldn’t come as a shock, given every part prices a bit extra nowadays.
Ford says the worth will increase are “in response to present materials prices, market elements, and provide chain constraints.” Nonetheless, it’s vital to notice that Ford remains to be busy bettering the manufacturing course of, constructing new manufacturing crops, and transitioning into electrical autos at scale.
We’re hopeful its new headquarters will assist reduce prices, to not point out ship the next-gen Ford “Venture T3” electrical truck in 2025. Both approach, in the event you’re curious about a Ford F-150 Lightning, be able to spend a fairly penny.