Ford Halts Production of Electric F-150 After Battery Fire

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Published on February 16, 2023 - Duration: 01:30s

Ford Halts Production of Electric F-150 After Battery Fire

Ford Halts Production of Electric F-150 , After Battery Fire.

Ford Halts Production of Electric F-150 , After Battery Fire.

ABC News reports that production and shipments of the F-150 Lightning at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, MI, have been suspended for at least a week.

ABC News reports that production and shipments of the F-150 Lightning at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, MI, have been suspended for at least a week.

The suspension is the result of a battery catching fire during a routine quality check.

By the end of next week, we expect to conclude our investigation and apply what we learn to the truck's battery production processes.

This could take a few weeks, Emma Bergg, Ford spokesperson, via statement.

In a statement on Feb.

15, Ford said F-150s already in use by customers are not likely affected by the issue.

In a statement on Feb.

15, Ford said F-150s already in use by customers are not likely affected by the issue.

The batteries are currently supplied by Korean company SK Innovation.

But it was recently announced that Ford will partner with Chinese company CATL to build an EV battery plant in Marshall, Michigan.

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Manufacturing these new batteries in America will help us build more EVs faster and will ultimately make them more affordable for our customers, Bill Ford, executive chair of Ford Motor Company, via statement.

ABC News reports that Ford sold over 15,000 electric F-150s last year.

ABC News reports that Ford sold over 15,000 electric F-150s last year.

The company says it currently has a backlog of about 200,000 F-150 Lightning reservations.

The company says it currently has a backlog of about 200,000 F-150 Lightning reservations.

The current production suspension will set the company back when it comes to fulfilling those orders.

The current production suspension will set the company back when it comes to fulfilling those orders


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