Just before Ford (F) is set to launch the 2022 F-150 Lightning, it has announced that it is already sold out of the electric pickup truck, according to a notice on its website.

Ford will officially roll out the Lightning truck on Tuesday, but customers won’t be able to order the pickup any longer for 2022.

A notice on its website reads, “Due to high demand, the current model year is now longer available for retail order. Contact your dealer for more information.”

While interested buyers may be able to hunt the electric truck down at a local dealer, they can no longer make a reservation for the Lightning. Ford secured almost 200,000 reservations for the EV in less than six months, CarScoops reported.

Reports indicated that the cheaper trim models of the F-150 Lightning were the first to sell out.

The truck had a starting price of $39,974 before federal and state tax credits for the entry-level Pro version, while the XLT model had a price tag of $52,974, and the Lariat and Platinum configurations were priced at $67,474 and $90,874, respectively.

Customers will have to wait to make a reservation for the 2023 model year of the truck or pay a markup if they want a Lightning, Galpin Ford, a sales representative for the automaker, told Cars Direct, confirming that Ford had stopped taking orders for the 2022 model year of the F-150 Lightning truck.

The 2022 F-150 Lightning pickup trucks are expected to be completed by late spring, with production shifting to the 2023 models in the fall. Orders for the 2023 model year of the truck are expected to open this summer, Cars Direct said.

Ford has said that it is ramping up production of the Lightning truck to 150,000 units a year due to the high demand for the pickup by mid-year 2023.

The Lighting pickup truck has an EPA estimated 320-mile range on a single battery charge, 2,000-pound payload, and 10,000-pound towing capacity. It can also hit 60 mph in about 4 seconds.

Ford also recently stopped taking orders for the 2022 Mustang Mach-E, which has also sold out due to high demand for the EV.

As of Monday's premarket hours, shares of Ford were trading at $14.88, down 25 cents or 1.65%.

The all-electric F-150 Lightning is seeing a surge in demand, with Ford tallying 200,000 orders so far
The all-electric F-150 Lightning is seeing a surge in demand, with Ford tallying 200,000 orders so far AFP / Frederic J. BROWN
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