Ford will double production of its electric trucks due to strong demand


Ford will increase production of its F-150 Lightning electric trucks from 80 thousand to 150 thousand per year due to excessive demand. Together with the number of cars produced, their price may also rise, although not a single commercial copy of a Ford electric car has yet rolled off the assembly line.

Ford will double production of its electric trucks due to strong demand

Ford plans to double production of its F-150 Lightning and Pro electric trucks by 2023 writes The Verge.

Initially, the company set a plan for the production of 40 thousand electric pickups a year, then raised the bar to 80 thousand copies. This is what Ford was aiming to achieve by 2023. Now, by the same date, the automaker intends to increase production up to 150 thousand cars per year.

Ford’s production capacity has been driven by strong demand for its electric vehicles. In early December, the automaker closed reservations for electric trucks after collecting 200,000 $ 100 deposits from interested customers.

Earlier, Ford announced that it would triple production of its Mustang Mach-E to 200,000 units per year. It is worth noting that not a single commercial copy of the Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning has rolled off the assembly line yet. Ford expects its first electric vehicles to arrive in the spring of 2022.

Ford intends to invest more than $ 30 billion in the production of electric vehicles by 2025. $ 11.4 billion of this will go to the construction of three SK Innovation factories in the United States. They will be used to produce batteries for electric vehicles Ford and Lincoln.

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