Ford doubles F-150 Lightning production numbers
Ford is to have doubled production targets for the electric version of its F-150 pickup truck ahead of the market launch in spring 2022. According to a news report, the second-largest US carmaker is now aiming for annual production of more than 80,000 vehicles in 2024.
Ford builds out US plants for production of EVs
Ford has announced a number of investments to build out several US plants to produce electric models and components. The Van Dyke transmission plant will also build electric motors in future and in Kansas City, Ford will invest 100 million dollars in manufacturing capabilities for the e-transit.
Ford lays founding stone to produce the F-150
Ford has now officially laid the foundation stone for a new facility next to its truck plant in Dearborn, Michigan, to produce the electric version of the F-150 pickup truck from mid-2022. A hybrid version of the pickup truck will also be produced there.
Ford presents F-150 with a hybrid drive
Ford presented the new edition of its US customer F-150, which is now being offered with a full hybrid drive for the first time. For the promised fully-electric version of the pickup, interested parties may have to wait for up to two years.
Bring it on!
Part of the Tesla Cybertruck presentation was a video featuring the electric pickup in a tug of war against Ford’s popular F-150. Ford lost, but manager Sunny Madra found the conditions unfair, and challenged Musk to a rematch.
Ford announces new plans for American market
Ford has released their new plans for the future direction in the North American market: five new hybrid SUVs and one electric SUV are included in the 8 announced vehicles. The first fully battery electric Ford is expected in 2020.