The Ford Motor Company has suspended production and shipments for the F-150 Lightning electric pickup trucks, but why?

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Ford F-150 Lightning

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Ford unveiled its first full-size battery-powered pickup truck in May of 2021. It was in April of 2022 when the first electric F-150 rolled off the assembly line.

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Ford had no problem getting orders for the new line of electric F-150s when they received a 3-year backlog of reservations from consumers who were eager to get behind the wheel of a Lightning.

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I have a pretty long drive to and from work and have already seen several of the Ford F-150 Lightning traveling up and down U.S. 131. They are good-looking pickup trucks that don't make a sound and you don't have to stop and buy gas anymore. You do have to charge them but not having to pay these high gas prices pays for the truck.

Ford Motor Company Suspends Production & Shipping of the F-150 Lightning

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A day after Ford announced its new battery plant that will be built in Marshall Township, Michigan, the company had to halt all production and shipping of the F-150 Lightning.

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This has to be very frustrating for the Ford Motor Company along with all the consumers that have reserved one of the F-150 Lightning pickups.

Why Did Ford Stop Production of the F-150 Lightning?

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According to FOX 17, an F-150 Lightning battery caught on fire during a pre-delivery quality check. It will take a few weeks to figure out what happened and how to fix the problem. Until that gets worked out, no F-150 Lightnings are being built or shipped out.

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