Ford Motor Co. does not intend to build all-electric Super Duty pickup trucks. A light-duty pickup has a gross vehicle weight of 8,500 pounds or less while a so-called heavy-duty truck — a series referred to as Super Duty in the Ford lineup — exceeds 8,500 pounds.
The all-electric 2022 F-150 will be built at the Rouge Plant in Dearborn; the 2021 Mustang Mach-E is being built in Mexico. The site for the 2022 all-electric Transit Van has not been announced.
“Our goal is to build a profitable electric vehicle portfolio,” John Lawler, Ford chief financial officer, explained during the forum. “To do that, we need to leverage our strengths and the scale that we have. We’re being very strategic about the platforms that we choose.”
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