DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford says it will add 300 jobs at a new factory that’s being built to assemble batteries and manufacture an electric version of the F-150 pickup truck.
The new plant is being built Dearborn, Michigan, where Ford is starting to produce a new version of the F-150 that’s due in showrooms this November.
Ford’s F-series pickup is the top-selling vehicle in the U.S. with nearly 900,000 sold last year.
Ford says the new electric truck will go on sale in mid-2022.
The company says it’s investing $700 million in its Rouge factory complex to make the new trucks.
Ford also plans a plug-in gas-electric hybrid version.
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