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Ford F-150 Lightning Plant Expansion Opens Up More Space

After a relatively slow start – which is somewhat to be expected for a brand new vehicle built in a brand new plant amid global supply chain issues – The Blue Oval has been working to ramp up Ford F-150 Lightning production at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center for some time now. Part of that process involves expanding the existing Rouge plant to ramp up its speed and efficiency, and that’s precisely what has already taken place.

Ford CEO Jim Farley showed off this recent expansion via Twitter, and it’s a pretty obvious one when comparing these before and after images. According to Farley, these changes will help the automaker on its quest to ramp up its targeted production run rate of the Ford F-150 Lightning to 150k units annually by this fall, which has been the company’s goal for some time now. That number will also represent a sizable chunk of its mission to build 600k EVs per year by 2024 and two million by 2026, too.

Ford F-150 Lightning Rouge Electric Vehicle Center Expansion - Exterior 002 - Rear Three Quarters

The Ford F-150 Lightning – which just received yet another round of price changes – is one of a handful of Blue Oval models getting a production ramp up, a list that includes the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Ford Transit and E-Transit, Ford Bronco Sport, Ford Maverick Ford F-150, and F-150 PowerBoost hybrid. As for the Lightning, in addition to this expansion, FoMoCo is also moving a total of 800 workers from the Dearborn Truck plant over to the Rouge facility next door and hiring an additional 300 employees, too.

We’ll have more on the F-150 Lightning soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series newsFord F-150 newsF-150 Lightning news, and continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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