Jan 4, 2022 - Energy & Environment

Ford to double electric F-150 production

Picture of a silver Ford F-150

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Ford Motor Co. said on Tuesday that it's doubling production capacity for the forthcoming electric F-150 pickup to 150,000 annually to help meet demand for the vehicle.

Why it matters: Ford's F-series pickups have been the best-selling vehicles in the U.S. for decades, making the electric version a key indicator of whether pickups with a plug will find a mass market.

  • It's also part of a wider competition in the electric pickup market among legacy automakers and startups.

Driving the news: Ford's announcement comes a day before GM unveils its electric Silverado.

What's next: Deliveries of the Ford begin this spring. Ford plans to reach the 150,000 production capacity level by mid-2023, TechCrunch reports.

The starting price is $39,974 without federal tax incentives. It ranges up to $92,000, depending on configurations, per the Detroit Free Press.

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