Ford raises production of its F-150 electric pickup truck

Ford raises production of its F-150 electric pickup truck

November 15, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The American automaker plans to increase the previously planned production volumes of the F-150 electric pickup truck by 50 percent due to the great excitement for this car among potential buyers.

Obviously, Ford has done its best when it comes to electrifying its lineup, especially its most popular models. First, the Mustang, which now has an all-electric version in the form of the Mustang Mach-E crossover. The latter will go on sale next month. The best-selling American car, the full-size Ford F-150 pickup, will also be available in an all-electric version by mid-2022.

More recently, it became known that Ford is going to increase the planned production volumes of the electric F-150.

This is due to the rather great interest in this car from consumers – this was officially announced back in September. The official announcement indicates that the increase will be 50 percent of the original plan.

The automaker is adding 200 new jobs at its manufacturing facility in Dearborn, USA, to ensure more electric pickup trucks are produced. This is in addition to the previously added 300 jobs as part of the $ 700 million investment in the River Rouge manufacturing complex – all to boost production of the first all-electric F-150 truck.

“We are investing heavily in our automotive programs as well as expanding our manufacturing capabilities,” said Howe Tai-Tang, Chief Product Platform Specialist and Chief Operating Officer, Ford. “This will allow us to scale quickly as customer interest in these new products grows.”

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote about the published data on the fuel consumption of the Ford F-150 pickup 2021. The US Environmental Agency (EPA) has published data on the fuel consumption for the full-size pickup Ford F-150 2021 model year. The data for the diesel engine is not included in the list. The new PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6 is the most efficient so far.