The primary hiccup within the 2023 F-150 Lightning’s manufacturing was again in February when a battery hearth broke out within the Rawsonville Plant, the ability that produces the battery for the automobile. This halted manufacturing of the F-150 Lightning, with solely a skeleton crew on the job, as Ford investigated the reason for the battery points. Throughout that point, Ford’s provide chain government answerable for battery manufacturing stepped down. Nonetheless, it is unclear if this was associated to the incident.
That wasn’t the one manufacturing woe for the F-150 Lightning. In June, Ford shut down manufacturing of the F-150 Lightning as soon as once more, this time on the automobile’s manufacturing plant, the Rouge Electrical Automobile Middle. It was later revealed that this was orchestrated to “develop and retool” manufacturing to maintain up with demand. Ford, hopeful that this might get the automobile out sooner and keep aggressive, slashed the F-150 Lightning all the way down to below $50,000.