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Ford Raises Prices of F-150 Lightning Electric Truck

Ford Motor on Tuesday grew to become the newest automaker to boost the value of electrical automobiles when it considerably elevated costs of its widespread F-150 Lightning due to rising supplies prices.

The corporate started making the Lightning in April and has offered greater than 4,400 by means of the tip of July. Ford has taken reservations for greater than 200,000 and the brand new greater costs will go into impact for the 2023 mannequin 12 months.

Ford mentioned it was rising the beginning costs of the truck by $6,000 to $8,500 for newly ordered automobiles. After the rise, the truck will value from $46,974 for a base mannequin to $96,874 for a high of the road Platinum model with an extended-range battery pack.

The will increase don’t have an effect on clients who’ve already positioned orders and are ready for his or her vehicles. Reservations give clients a spot in line to put an order to purchase a truck. Ford stopped taking orders due to sturdy demand however mentioned it could resume doing so on Thursday, when the brand new costs go into impact.

“We’ve introduced pricing forward of reopening order banks so our reservation holders could make an knowledgeable resolution round ordering a Lightning,” Marin Gjaja, chief buyer officer for Ford’s electrical car division, often known as Mannequin e, mentioned in an announcement.

Different automakers have additionally been elevating costs of their electrical vehicles. Tesla has elevated the value of its Mannequin 3 and Mannequin Y by hundreds of {dollars} in latest months, with the vehicles now beginning at round $47,000 and $66,000.

All automotive costs, together with for standard gasoline fashions, have been rising due to a scarcity of pc chips that has prevented producers from producing as many automobiles as customers wish to purchase. The worth of electrical automobiles has additionally been going up as a result of the provision of supplies wanted to make batteries has not saved up with fast-growing demand. The prices of uncooked supplies have additionally been affected by disruptions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic and Russia’s battle in Ukraine. Ford executives mentioned in July that the corporate anticipated materials prices to rise by about $4 billion this 12 months.

The local weather and well being care invoice often known as the Inflation Discount Act working its manner by means of Congress may assist make electrical automobiles extra inexpensive by providing consumers tax credit. However many present fashions just like the F-150 Lightning could not qualify as a result of the invoice requires {that a} sure proportion of a automotive’s battery be made in North America with supplies from allies. The share must improve yearly for vehicles to proceed qualifying for the tax break.

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