Construction has begun at a new factory in Dearborn Michigan where Ford plans to build its upcoming electric F-150 pickup truck. The new factory is being built next to the companies current company in the same city.
As the leader in the pickup truck segment, Ford sold about 900,000 F-Series pickup trucks last yea racking in around $42 billion in revenue. Now, with stakes higher than ever, the American multinational automaker is planning on bringing an electric F-150 to infiltrate the electric pickup market come 2022.
Bloomberg has now reported that Ford has started building a new plant next to its Dearborn factory to build the new electric version of its F-150: “Ford will temporarily shut a factory in Michigan next month to install machinery for the redesigned F-150 pickup going on sale next year. The automaker also is constructing a new facility adjacent to its Dearborn, Michigan, truck plant to build an electric version of the F-150, according to people familiar with the project. Prototype production is expected to start next year, said the people, who asked not to be identified revealing internal plans.”
The electric F-150 will be the company’s first electric vehicles to be produced in the US. The first production prototypes are expected next year while they won’t be seen in dealerships until 2022. It will compete directly with names like the Tesla Cybertruck, Lordstown Endurance, Rivian R1T, among others.