Electric vehicles have taken off. Automakers weren’t ready

Automakers rushing to produce electric vehicles have generated long waiting lists. Now they have to try not to disappoint customers like Louie Figueroa.

Mr. Figueroa put down a $100 refundable deposit on an F-150 Lightning shortly after Ford engine unveiled the electric pickup in May 2021, keen to use it for its construction work. But there’s a long order book, and it’s unclear when he’ll be able to order one.


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