Possible battery issue halts Ford F-150 Lightning production

On Tuesday, Ford spokesperson Emma Bergg confirmed to Green Car Reports a stop-build and in-transit stop-ship order has been given for the F-150 Lightning pickup truck due to a potential battery issue.

Ford’s electric pickup truck has received three large price hikes since it went on sale just under a year ago. The current base price of $57,869 is nearly 40% higher than the original pricing.

On Monday Ford announced a new battery plant, which is set to play a key role in making the automaker’s EVs affordable. Part of that announcement included the transition to LFP batteries for some future F-150 Lightning models.

greencarreport Possible battery issue halts Ford F-150 Lightning production