Ford supplied an upgrade Friday on the building and construction of its enormous brand-new EV production complex in western Tennessee, where it states it will construct its next electrical truck, codenamed “Job T3.”
The so-called BlueOval City school will not come online till 2025, however when it does, Ford has stated it will be a “mega school” that houses a vehicle-production center for Ford’s F-series pickup and a battery assembly department. Now, the business states it will likewise work as the primary assembly line for its next electrical truck.
Information are still limited, however the brand-new truck will sit along with an electrical Europe-only Ford Explorer, in addition to the car manufacturer’s Mustang Mach-E, F-150 Lightning, and E-Transit van, as Ford’s household of electrical cars starts to submit by the mid-point of the years.
” Job T3 is an unbelievable chance to change America’s truck,” Ford CEO and president Jim Farley stated in a declaration ” We are combining 100 years of Ford truck knowledge with first-rate electrical lorry, software application and aerodynamics skill. It will be a platform for unlimited development and ability.”
While the F-150 Lightning is almost similar to its name, the gas-powered F-150, the brand-new truck is anticipated to be more of a departure for Ford, both with regard to style and efficiency. Particularly, there will be ” active and deployable aero,” according to remarks made by Farley in a 2022 podcast interview.
” Job T3 is an unbelievable chance to change America’s truck”
Enhanced performance will likely equate into longer variety. The F-150 Lightning can as much as 320 miles, while the Job T3 truck might reach 400 miles on a single charge.
” PJ O’Rourke when explained American pickups as ‘a back deck with an engine connected.’ Well, this brand-new truck is going to resemble the Centuries Falcon– with a back deck connected,” Farley stated in a news release today.
Ford strategies to construct 500,000 electrical trucks a year at the BlueOval City complex, with production set to begin within “30 months,” according to Farley. The business just recently began increasing production of Mustang Mach-Es, doubling per hour assembly in an effort to bring its yearly production run rate to a targeted 210,000 systems by the end of 2023. Ford likewise revealed it would slash rates on the Mustang Mach-E after the No. 1 EV seller, Tesla, likewise minimized its rates
On the other hand, production of the F-150 Lightning is on track to triple this year, with Ford targeting a yearly production run rate of 150,000 by the end of 2023. The business is investing $2 billion throughout 3 plants in Michigan to increase production for the electrical truck.
In Tennessee, in addition to Kentucky, the business is investing billions of dollars to construct out its EV production capability. All informed, Ford has stated it would invest $11.4 billion with SK Development, the South Korean battery provider, to construct a network of factories throughout the South.