“The Lightning is the best thing I have ever purchased,” said Chris Ashley, a resident of Maryland and a first-time electric vehicle buyer. 
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The F-150 Lightning electric truck has been delivered to customers in all 50 states.

It is a nice milestone for Ford as it tries to ramp up production and deliveries of its flagship electric vehicle. It all happened in less than two months.

Ford is counting on its years of production and delivery expertise as well as its vast network of dealerships to help it get electric trucks to the most people.

Texas is the truck capital of the US and leads in F-150 Lightning deliveries. Ford didn't anticipate how popular the F-150 Lightning would be, so it may have had the effect of blunting criticisms that they didn't anticipate.

Jeff and Tammy Head have primarily used their new electric truck to tow a boat from Anchorage, Alaska, to the Kenai River.
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In its first few years of production, the number of electric F-150s Ford planned on making has changed. Initially, the company only wanted to sell 40,000 vehicles a year, but later told suppliers it wanted to sell 80,000 by early 2023. It is not clear how many trucks will reach customers this year.

Ford is using a process to let customers know when they can go online to spec out their cars. Ford stopped taking reservations earlier this year after collecting 200,000 deposits for the new car. The Rouge Electric Vehicle Center wants to produce 160,000 units a year.

There is not enough battery materials for 150,000 F-150 Lightnings, 270,000 Mustang Mach-Es, 150,000 Transit EV, and 30,000 units of a mystery all-new SUV destined for release in Europe. Ford says it has enough battery cell production capacity to build 600,000 electric cars and trucks a year by the end of the decade.