The first-ever Ford F-150 electric truck is coming in mid-2022, a fact that’s already been confirmed by The Blue Oval. What we didn’t know about the forthcoming F-150 EV, however, is that Ford will be producing it in a brand new facility, adjacent to the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant. This bit of news comes to us from Bloomberg, which cites sources familiar with the project.
The story also notes that prototype production is expected to begin as early as next spring, with regular production following in 2022. The Ford F-150 electric pickup will be the automaker’s first ground-up EV produced in the United States, as the Mustang Mach-E will be produced at the Ford Cuautitlan Assembly Plant in Mexico. The EV truck plant will employ around 300 people.
In addition to this new facility, Ford will temporarily shut down the Dearborn Truck Plant for two weeks beginning on September 7th to retool it for the all-new 2021 Ford F-150. The Blue Oval will also idle the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant, where the F-150 is also built, to prepare it for production of the 14th generation pickup.
Ford is planning a staggered approach for this changeover, which means the Kansas City Assembly Plant will continue to produce the current F-150 while the Dearborn Truck Plant is shut down. This is intended to minimize lost production, an important factor given the current shortage of inventory stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Production of the 2021 Ford F-150 will begin at the Dearborn Truck Plant on September 21st. This is one week earlier than originally expected. Meanwhile, the new F-150 will enter production at the Kansas City Assembly Plant on October 26th.
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