Ford introduced its new F-150 on June 25th and is currently in the works of retooling of its plants in preparation for its production. Now we are learning that Ford is building a new manufacturing plant for the EV version of its F-150 adjacent to its current F-150 plant in Dearborn, Michigan.
The company’s main plant in Dearborn will be closed for two weeks, starting on September 7 in order to complete its retooling, according to Bloomberg. In an attempt to minimize the impact of its main plants closure, the companies current F-150 plant near Kansas City, Missouri, will continue the production of the original version.
Ford’s new Dearborn location will house the production of the companies battery-electric Ford F-150 Electric, based on the new-generation F-150. The facility is expected to house around 300 new employees.
The new EV version of the F-150 is expected to start sales in 2022, meaning electric trucks such as Tesla’s Cybertruck and Rivian’s R1T will beat it to the market as long as they stay on track with their 2021 timelines.