Ford F-150 Lightning fans, take note: the Detroit company is restarting production of the all-electric pickup on March 13.
Sales and production were stopped a few weeks ago after one of the trucks caught fire in a pre-delivery inspection. Further investigation revealed a problem with the truck’s battery, made by SK On, but Ford says the problem has now been rectified and battery cell production has already commenced. The company did not specify what the problem was, but also notes that trucks sold already should not be affected.
Ford was first out of the gate with an all-electric full-size pickup when the F-150 Lightning went on sale last year. Later this year, General Motors will begin production of its Chevrolet Silverado EV and GMC Sierra EV, while Ram will debut its 1500 REV electric pickup. Tesla says it will also have its Cybertruck, though the company has repeatedly delayed the production version over the last few years.