Ford Motor Co. announced the official launch of the F-150 Lightning, the all-electric version of its best-selling pickup truck.
“It’s time. #F150 Lightning,” Ford CEO Jim Farley said in a tweet Wednesday morning, saying that F-150 Lightning will be launching on April 26.
The automaker will mark the launch with an event at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, where the electric vehicle is built.
Ford had previously announced that Lightning would begin deliveries in the spring. The company stopped accepting deposits for the truck in December following receiving 200,000 reservations ahead of the launch.
Executives said that the early demand for the truck–determined by reservations that require a refundable deposit was far beyond their expectations.
Ford is already working to increase the annual production capacity of the Lightning by 150,000 units annually which it hopes to achieve sometime next year.
The automaker plans to produce an annual volume of 2 million EVs globally in 2026–representing about one-third of its global production, and the company anticipates the proportion to rise to half by 2030.
Last month, Ford confirmed the final EPA-estimated battery range for F-150 Lightning. The truck’s range on a single charge is between 230 miles and 320 miles, depending on trim level and battery pack.