DEARBORN, MI—Ford has begun construction of the new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center here, where it will build the all-electric F-150 by mid-2022.
Once complete, the new assembly facility at Ford’s historic Rouge manufacturing complex will add 300 jobs. The project is part of a $700 million investment in building the all-new F-150 lineup, including the first-ever F-150 PowerBoost hybrid. The new jobs will support battery assembly and production of the F-150 PowerBoost hybrid and fully electric F-150.
Including investments for Bronco and Ranger at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI, announced last year, Ford plans to invest more than $1.45 billion and create approximately 3,000 jobs over the next three years in Michigan alone.
Ford will debut new technology on the electric F-150 that allows mobile power generation so customers can use their trucks as a power source for places from campsites to jobsites when needed. The all-electric F-150 will feature dual electric motors designed to deliver more horsepower and torque than any F-150 available today. The truck will be able to accelerate quickly and tow heavy trailers.