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Ford Delays Electric F-150 Lightning Production Yet Again Following Battery Fire

Ford had big plans for its all-electric F-150 Lightning pickup truck. The much-anticipated vehicle was scheduled to hit the market this Spring, but has faced several delays due to production issues and a battery fire at its Michigan plant. Now, Ford is once again delaying the launch of their electric pickup truck after another incident with the batteries, resulting in yet another delay of production. In this article, we explore why Ford is having such difficulty getting the F-150 Lightning ready for market and what the future holds for this highly anticipated vehicle.

Ford delays production of electric F-150 Lightning for the second time

Earlier this year, Ford announced that it would be delaying the production of its all-electric F-150 Lightning pickup truck. The automaker said at the time that it needed more time to test the vehicle's batteries. Now, Ford has announced that it is delaying production yet again, this time due to a battery fire.

In a statement, Ford said that it is "committed to delivering a high-quality vehicle" and that it "will not compromise on quality." The company did not say when production of the F-150 Lightning will resume.

This is the second time that Ford has delayed production of the electric pickup truck. In February, the company announced that it was pushing back the launch by several months due to battery testing. At the time, Ford said that it wanted to ensure that the batteries could withstand extreme temperatures and terrain.

The F-150 Lightning was originally supposed to go into production in late 2020. The delay means that the truck will now miss its scheduled debut at the Detroit auto show in June. It's unclear if or when Ford will reveal the electric pickup truck to the public.

The reason for the delay: a battery fire

The battery fire that occurred on February 1st has been determined to be the cause of the production delay for the electric F-150 Lightning. The fire happened at a supplier facility in Michigan and caused extensive damage to the equipment and building.

The delay in production is due to the need to replace the damaged equipment and rebuild the affected areas of the supplier facility.In the meantime, Ford is working with other suppliers to increase capacity and meet customer demand for the electric truck.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we thank you for your patience as we work to get production back on track.

What this means for Ford's electric vehicle plans

This latest delay for Ford's electric F-150 Lightning pickup comes as a result of a battery fire during testing. Ford has said that it will not resume production of the truck until it is absolutely confident in the safety of the vehicle. This latest setback means that Ford's plans for electric vehicles are now even further behind schedule.

The delay of the F-150 Lightning is just the latest in a string of setbacks for Ford's electric vehicle plans. The automaker had originally planned to launch its first mass-market EV, the Mustang Mach-E, in 2020 but was forced to push back the launch date due to production issues. Then, earlier this year, Ford announced that it was postponing plans to build an all-electric version of its popular F-150 pickup truck.

Now, with the F-150 Lightning facing yet another delay, it's clear that Ford's electric vehicle plans are facing significant challenges. It remains to be seen if Ford will be able to overcome these delays and finally bring its EVs to market.

When production is expected to resume

As we reported last week, Ford has once again delayed production of its all-electric F-150 Lightning pickup truck. This time, the cause is a battery fire that occurred during testing.

According to Ford, the fire happened on March 18 at a supplier facility in Michigan. The company says it is investigating the cause of the fire and working with the supplier to resolve the issue. Production of the F-150 Lightning was originally supposed to start in late 2020, but it has been delayed several times. Ford now says it expects production to begin sometime in 2022.

The F-150 Lightning is an important vehicle for Ford, as it is the company's first all-electric pickup truck. It is also one of the few all-electric vehicles in its class (the Tesla Cybertruck is another). With production delays and competition from other electric vehicles, Ford will have to work hard to make sure the F-150 Lightning is a success when it finally hits dealerships.


The Ford F-150 Lightning is a highly anticipated electric pickup truck that has unfortunately been delayed yet again following battery fire testing. This delay will likely cause further delays in the production and availability of this vehicle, which could have serious implications for those who are eagerly awaiting its release. It remains to be seen how long these delays may last or if there will be any more major setbacks before the F-150 Lightning is finally ready for consumer purchase, but one thing's certain: Ford must prioritize safety above all else when it comes to their vehicles.

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