GLENDALE, Ky. (AP) – Ford and a partner company say they plan to build three major electric-vehicle battery factories and an auto assembly plant by 2025.
It’s a dramatic investment in the future of EV technology that will create an estimated 10,800 jobs and shift the automaker’s future manufacturing footprint toward the South.
The factories will be built on sites in Kentucky and Tennessee. They will make batteries for the next generation of Ford and Lincoln electric vehicles that will be produced in North America.
Combined, they mark the single largest manufacturing investment the 118-year-old company has ever made and are among the largest factory outlays in the world.
5,000 of the new jobs will be in Kentucky. Gov. Beshear and Ford officials will release more details during an event at the Capitol Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.