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Here is a good video of production

WOW…. Ole man FORD would have to be proud of what his family and all those folks they employed have accomplished over a century. What’s it gonna be like over the next century?
 

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REALLY nice video. I’m more interested in this than ever, to look into it when my 5.0 F-150 lease expires in 23 months.
 


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WOW…. Ole man FORD would have to be proud of what his family and all those folks they employed have accomplished over a century. What’s it gonna be like over the next century?
Reminds me of this, one of my favorite ponderances:
 

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REALLY nice video. I’m more interested in this than ever, to look into it when my 5.0 F-150 lease expires in 23 months.
I'd say put in a reservation if you don't already have one as it may still be hard to get these trucks even into 2024. 22 model year and 23 as will will probably be all sold to current reservation holders.
 

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I'd say put in a reservation if you don't already have one as it may still be hard to get these trucks even into 2024. 22 model year and 23 as will will probably be all sold to current reservation holders.
Money changes everything. Ford will build the profitable product – the Lightning is going to sell like … like a great F-150 … (the world's most popular vehicle, ever.)

At 80,000 units per year, Ford can scale to build as many as people order (not ignoring there's already a "version 2" Lightning.)
I think it's reasonable to expect 50% of the "$100 why not?" reservations will stay reservations or just evaporate because those people never intended to spend $50K on a short range electric pickup, so I'm optimistic my order will go in and get built and I'll be hosing mud off it to put snow tires on it for winter '22.

The thing to note about this production line video is … it exists … look at other EV Pickup vendors … other than Rivian … where's GM? … where are their production line sneak peak videos? : )
 

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Money changes everything. Ford will build the profitable product – the Lightning is going to sell like … like a great F-150 … (the world's most popular vehicle, ever.)

At 80,000 units per year, Ford can scale to build as many as people order (not ignoring there's already a "version 2" Lightning.)
I think it's reasonable to expect 50% of the "$100 why not?" reservations will stay reservations or just evaporate because those people never intended to spend $50K on a short range electric pickup, so I'm optimistic my order will go in and get built and I'll be hosing mud off it to put snow tires on it for winter '22.
I definitely started as "$100 why not?" But within a couple of days I decided to to buy $35K short range EV truck.
 


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I definitely started as "$100 why not?" But within a couple of days I decided to to buy $35K short range EV truck.
Ya, I started as a cyber truck and Rivian are too expensive and when I saw $40k I got my reservation in as fast as I could. I know I can convince the Mrs of a $35k truck but I don't know if I'll manage getting the XLT ER @ $60k.
I know Tesla built a new factory in Texas and I believe that it is building model 3/y vehicles now and I believe it is where they plan to build the trucks if they make it to market. I have not however seen any photos from the facility although I'd imagine they exist.
It will be interesting to see how long it takes for GM or Stellantis (Ram) to officially unveil the Silverado and Ram
 

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I got my reservation in Day 1 as a $100 placeholder. Not really sure if I was going to jump in or not. After everything that has come out about the truck I'm sold and am definitely getting one ASAP.

The Cybertruck honestly looks like a stupid metal turd from a bad futuristic video game. Honestly, if Tesla had designed the CT with anything other than Elon's ego in mind I probably would have gotten that.

Rivian is a little too much for my taste and are a completely unproven company. Gen 1 Ford Lightning is a little different than Gen 1 Rivian, as the Ford has years of F-150 development and testing to build off of since they are using the same basic frame and interior as the ICE. This also isn't Ford's first EV.
 

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Ya, I started as a cyber truck and Rivian are too expensive and when I saw $40k I got my reservation in as fast as I could. I know I can convince the Mrs of a $35k truck but I don't know if I'll manage getting the XLT ER @ $60k.
I'm in the same boat. Originally wanted a XLT ER but I'm having a hard time justifying $20k extra for a couple cosmetic things that don't mean much to me and a slight bump in performance. I also might use the extra 70 miles a couple of times a year. I'm pretty sure I'm going to get the Pro SR and we'll use our ICE for any road trips. Worth keeping $20k in my pocket, I'll sell in 4 years and get the newer tech with better range then.
 

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GM has been showing factory teasers and the Hummer EV truck is about done with pre-production, they have been building captured-fleet vehicles and demos as they finish up. I think the battery fire fiasco with the Bolt has set them back a little bit. But I’ll bet first Hummer EV trucks get delivered to customers in November. GM is set to unveil the Silverado EV next month.

Electric RAM is probably a year out from it’s full reveal. It’s supposed to be a 2024 model year production.

Tesla is now saying Cybertruck production to begin late ‘22 to early ‘23. They have to get Model 3/Y production up to capacity in Texas first. The demand for those cars is off the charts and the factory construction ran into some setbacks. They can’t meet demand building just in Fremont, CA. So while Cybertruck was supposed to be first for production in Texas, it now comes after 3/Y. It also needs the new 4680 cells for it to be possible and while Tesla is having a > 99% success rate rolling those cells by hand, reliable mass production is still a challenge. Can’t make the millions of cells they need if they have to be made by $75K+/year technicians who can only crank out 4 to 6 cells per hour. This is why the new Model S Plaid+ (above the current new Plaid model) was first delayed, then canceled… It was to use the new 4680 cells and they can’t make those batteries in quantity yet.

Sorry if I’m derailing the thread, just others were commenting about the competition.

This production video is a nice glimpse into the Lighting production.
 

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I think the battery fire fiasco with the Bolt has set them back a little bit.
The Hummer and standard GMC/Chevy truck use a completely different battery pack to include a completely different cell and chemistry.

 

 
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