The BlueOval City manufacturing plant under construction, where production of the next Ford electric truck, Project T3, short for "Trust The Truck," will begin in 2025.
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Ford to build the next electric truck, Project T3, at BlueOval City.

Production of the next Ford electric truck, Project T3, short for "Trust The Truck," will begin in 2025.

Ford is set to revolutionize the American electric vehicle industry with its BlueOval City mega-campus, which is on track to begin production in 2025. The facility, located in West Tennessee, will house the second-generation Ford electric truck, known as Project T3, and will be capable of producing up to 500,000 EV trucks annually at full production.

As the No. 2 EV brand in the U.S. in 2022, Ford has already made a significant impact on the electric vehicle market with its F-150 Lightning pickup truck, which has proven to be a hit with consumers due to its impressive capabilities, driving enjoyment, and productivity.

With Project T3, Ford aims to further grow and reinvent its truck franchise, leveraging the efficiencies of the all-new assembly plant to deliver higher production capacity with a 30 percent smaller general assembly footprint than traditional plants.

The construction of the BlueOval City mega-campus represents a significant investment by Ford in the future of American manufacturing and innovation. As the world transitions to a more sustainable future, the demand for electric vehicles is expected to continue to grow, and Ford is positioning itself as a major player in this market.

Ford’s upcoming electric truck, Project T3, has a unique backstory. The code name, short for “Trust The Truck,” was adopted by the development team as a rallying cry. Their goal was to create a truck that people could trust in the digital age, one that is constantly updatable and supports towing, hauling, exportable power, and endless new innovations that owners will want.

The assembly plant for Project T3 will use carbon-free electricity from the day it opens, and for the first time in 120 years, Ford is using recovered energy from the site’s utility infrastructure and geothermal system to provide carbon-free heat for the assembly plant. This innovative solution will save about 300 million cubic feet of natural gas that is typically needed each year to heat similarly sized vehicle assembly plants. Additionally, the campus’ new utility system is designed to save 50 million gallons of water each year by reducing evaporation from the site’s cooling towers. The zero-waste-to-landfill site is also designed to use no fresh water for its assembly processes. Furthermore, Ford intends to develop a holistic stormwater management system separate from the water table to help protect the local environment.

The 3,600-acre BlueOval City campus will also feature a fully integrated battery manufacturing site. On-site, the team will build battery cells and arrays and assemble battery packs that will be delivered to the assembly plant in less than 30 minutes. Furthermore, BlueOval City is developing an on-site supplier park and an upfit center capable of adding dozens of Ford trucks’ most popular features, including robotically installed spray-in bedliners and integrated toolboxes, before the pickups are released to dealers and customers.

Ford, in collaboration with SK On, is investing a massive $5.6 billion in the construction of BlueOval City, which will lead to the creation of around 6,000 new jobs. To prepare future employees, Ford has launched BlueOval Learning, a comprehensive education and training program.

BlueOval City has been designed to be Ford’s first carbon-neutral vehicle manufacturing and battery campus, as the company aims to power all its plants worldwide with renewable and carbon-free electricity by 2035. The campus is a crucial element in Ford’s plan to increase the production of electric vehicles and make them more accessible to customers. By the end of 2026, the company is targeting a production run rate of 2 million EVs annually worldwide.

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