Ford announced that its second-generation electric truck, codenamed Project T3, will be built at the BlueOval City electric vehicle and battery manufacturing campus in West Tennessee and begins production in 2025, according to the company's news release.
“BlueOval City is the blueprint for Ford’s electric future around the world,” said Bill Ford, Ford’s executive chair. “We will build revolutionary electric vehicles at an advanced manufacturing site that works in harmony with the planet, aligning business growth and innovation with environmental progress.”
Ford said its Project T3 aims to further grow the Ford truck franchise.
“Project T3 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to revolutionize America’s truck," said Jim Farley, Ford president/CEO. “PJ O’Rourke once described American pickups as ‘a back porch with an engine attached.’ Well, this new truck is going to be like the Millennium Falcon – with a back porch attached."
Ford is developing its second-generation EV truck with the all-new assembly plant.
The 3,600-acre campus also has a fully integrated BlueOval SK battery manufacturing site. On-site, the team will build battery cells and arrays and assemble battery packs that will be delivered just across the site into the assembly plant, in less than 30 minutes.
Project T3 is short for “Trust The Truck” – a code name that stuck after the development team made it their rallying cry, according to the company.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet