Construction continues on Ford’s BlueOval City EV hub. It is designed to be Ford’s first carbon-neutral vehicle manufacturing and battery campus and is being built to be more efficient than other vehicle plants. (Ford photo)
STANTON, Tenn. — Ford Motor Co. on Friday said its BlueOval City manufacturing plant here will be able to produce 500,000 electric pickups per year when it comes online in 2025, according to a report by Automotive News.
The site will build a next-generation truck that CEO Jim Farley has said would not be another F-150 Lightning. Ford on Friday said the vehicle program is codenamed “Project T3,” which is short for “trust the truck,” a mantra engineers and designers have used while developing it.
“Project T3 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to revolutionize America’s truck,” Farley said in a statement. “We are melding 100 years of Ford truck know-how with world-class electric vehicle, software and aerodynamics talent. It will be a platform for endless innovation and capability.”