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Ford to restart production for F-150 Lightning following battery problems

Ford Electric Pickup
Posted at 11:59 AM, Mar 03, 2023

Production of Ford's F-150 Lightning will resume this month.

The company will begin production on March 13, according to a company spokesperson.

Ford halted production last month as it investigated potential problems with the electric pickup's battery. Earlier this month, Ford told Car Driver that it identified a fix, which was being delivered to the Lightning production line.

The Lightning has been a popular vehicle for Ford. The company's CEO said in December they capped orders at 200,000 because there was so much demand.

The all-electric pickup was named the 2023 MotorTrend Truck of the Year. The truck earned high marks in various categories, including design, efficiency, performance and safety.

The 2023 F-150 Lightning retails for $51,974. That's a $5,000 increase from the 2022 model. Ford attributes supply chain issues for the increased price.