President Joe Biden reiterated his commitment to the adoption of electric vehicles during a tour of Ford’s new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan, where the electric F-150 Lightning pickup will be produced.
President Joe Biden used a visit to a Ford Motor plant Tuesday to push his agenda for American-made electric vehicles and his $2 trillion infrastructure package which includes $174 billion to spur the development and adoption of electric vehicles.
Biden toured Ford’s new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center near the company’s headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, and received a technical briefing on the electric F-150 Lightning pickup which will be unveiled later today.
The F-150 Lightning, which Ford is touting as an inflection point for the company, is expected to go on sale by mid-2022.
“The fact that we’re taking America’s favorite vehicle and we’re electrifying it really is a huge exclamation point,” Ford Chairman Bill Ford said last week at the automaker’s annual shareholders meeting. “That hasn’t been lost on anyone, including the president of the United States.”