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    Ford F-150 Lightning Production, Shipments Underway

    Each week, our veteran radio news journalist, Laura Reynolds, brings interviews with top auto industry execs to CarProUSA. You can hear her latest Auto News shorts right here. In a hurry? Then you'll love these 1-2 minute interview segments.

    Segment Transcript

    I’m Laura Reynolds with CarProUSAProduction for the Ford F-150 Lightning is officially underway at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan. F-150 Marketing Manager Jasen Turnbull says the response to the F-150 Lightning was so substantial, Ford is already looking at increasing production and building a new plant to meet their goals.

    Turnbull: "Because customer demand is through the roof and we've actually announced that we're now building a brand new plant in west Tennessee, $6 billion dollars, so that will launch in 2025 and that's a key kind of event for us because we want to sell 2 million EVs through the middle of this decade. So it's kind of astonishing to realize that you know hey yes there are some EVs on the road, but in the coming years Ford will be a large part of that exponential growth in the EV market.” For more information on these and other vehicles, check out CarProUSA.com. With Today’s Auto News, I’m Laura Reynolds.

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