F-150 Lightning won’t be built or delivered until battery issue is resolved
Ford Motor Co. says a battery problem forced the second-largest U.S. automaker to stop production and supply of its F-150 Lightning electric truck after it just announced it would cut 3,800 jobs in Europe to focus on increasing its share of the electric vehicle market. sector.
Ford spokeswoman Emma Bergg said: “I can confirm the build stop and ship stop en route for the F-150 Lightning.”
“As part of our pre-delivery quality checks, a potential battery issue was identified in the vehicle and we are holding the vehicles while we investigate,” she added. “We are not aware of any instances of this problem in this area.”
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Ford said in January that its electric vehicles had set a monthly record with 5,247 combined Mustang Mach-E, F-150 Lightning and E-Transit van deliveries.
Ford is up 10% since the beginning of the year.
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Meanwhile, Ford said sales were up 2% on the month as parts shortages continue to ease and production rates improve. The automaker also said F-series truck sales were up 8.8% year-over-year, when 55,001 trucks were delivered.
The Bronco SUV also had a big month, Ford said, with 10,170 deliveries, just three short of the Jeep Wrangler.
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Gary Gastelu of FOX Business contributed to this report.
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