With production of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning getting ready to kick off at Rouge Electric Vehicle Center, its impact on the Michigan economy can’t be overlooked. To accommodate major demand for the all-electric truck, Ford is investing another $250 million across three Michigan facilities, creating 450 new direct jobs.
“We knew the F-150 Lightning was special, but the interest from the public has surpassed our highest expectations and changed the conversation around electric vehicles. So we are doubling down, adding jobs and investment to increase production,” said Bill Ford, executive chair, Ford Motor Company. “This truck and the Ford-UAW workers who are assembling it in Michigan have a chance to make history and lead the electric vehicle movement in America.”
This latest investment impacts the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center, Van Dyke Electric Powertrain Center, and Rawsonville Components Plant — all located in our state. In the past five years alone, Ford has invested $7.7 billion in Michigan, creating and retaining 7,000 American jobs.
And while this commitment to our state is noteworthy, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is well worth its own spotlight. The first-ever all-electric Ford truck arrives at North Brothers Ford in spring 2022, and it changes the game completely. Combining incredible range and cutting-edge technologies with Built Ford Tough® personality, the F-150 Lightning is an absolute must-experience. Want to experience the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning for yourself? Contact North Brothers Ford in Westland, Michigan, and reserve yours.