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2021-09-28 Economy
Ford says it will spend $11.4 BILLION to build two new electric car plants in Tennessee and Kentucky that will employ 11,000 people to build its F150 trucks and batteries for them
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Posted by Skidmark 2021-09-28 06:03|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [179 views ]  Top

#1 Electric F150??????
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2021-09-28 07:30||   2021-09-28 07:30|| Front Page Top

#2 As recently as Trump's term in office, US manufacturers were looking to move as much manufacturing capacity to Mexico as they could. Now, not so much. It's almost as if some corporate bigs have foreknowledge that the border ain't gonna be so open forever.
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-09-28 07:46||   2021-09-28 07:46|| Front Page Top

#3 With coal 'bad', I'm betting on more nuc power facilities.
Posted by Skidmark 2021-09-28 08:10||   2021-09-28 08:10|| Front Page Top

#4 Yup...called the "Lightning" G(r)om. Think their order list is at about 300000 now. Starts at $40K base price. They also make a Ford F-150 Hybrid. 3.5L twin turbo powerplant that also charges the batteries. Runs a 7.2KW generator built into the bed.
Posted by Warthog 2021-09-28 09:35||   2021-09-28 09:35|| Front Page Top

#5 ^😢
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2021-09-28 09:57||   2021-09-28 09:57|| Front Page Top

#6 I can't help but wonder where they think they're gonna get all the chips they'll need for these electro's. I though my '18 F150 was bad... (electric power steering...jeez)
Posted by ed in texas 2021-09-28 10:27||   2021-09-28 10:27|| Front Page Top

#7 So what happens when NYC goes all electric vehicles, but the only electric vehicles available are F-150s?
Posted by swksvolFF 2021-09-28 15:10||   2021-09-28 15:10|| Front Page Top

#8 Swks, what'll happen is they won't be able to recharge them all. Power infrastructure up there sucks.
Posted by ed in texas 2021-09-28 19:27||   2021-09-28 19:27|| Front Page Top

#9 I’ll still take an F-150 with a V-8, naturally aspirated.
Posted by KBK 2021-09-28 19:42||   2021-09-28 19:42|| Front Page Top

#10 An idea so dumb, only a politician could support it.
Posted by swksvolFF 2021-09-28 20:28||   2021-09-28 20:28|| Front Page Top

#11 #9 - I got the 2020 2.7 Ecoboost twin turbo. Every bit as much power (with 10 speed auto) as my old 5.4 V-8
Posted by Frank G 2021-09-28 20:30||   2021-09-28 20:30|| Front Page Top

#12 I bought the 2013 F150 Ecoboost with the turbo charged 3.5 L 6 speed the XLT Super Crewcab. Love the damn thing and it pulls the horse trailer with ease. And its fast when the turbo kicks in.
Posted by NoMoreBS 2021-09-28 21:45||   2021-09-28 21:45|| Front Page Top

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