Ford to resume production of F-150 Lightning

Ford will begin production of the F-150 Lightning following an investigation into its battery.

Ford F-150 Lightning in showroom
Ford F-150 Lightning in showroom
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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. 

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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. 

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