Ford breaks ground at BlueOval City

By CARSIFU | 23 September 2022

STANTON (USA): Ford has officially broken ground at BlueOval City, its largest, most advanced auto production complex in the company’s 119-year history.

Structural steel is erected less than one year after Ford and SK On announced their US$5.6 billion investment to build an all-new electric truck and advanced batteries for future Ford and Lincoln vehicles in West Tennessee.

The nearly 6-square-mile site will create 6,000 jobs when production begins in 2025.


“We are building the future right here in West Tennessee,” said Eric Grubb, Ford’s director of new footprint construction. “This facility is the blueprint for Ford’s future manufacturing facilities and will enable Ford to help lead America’s shift to electric vehicles.”

With construction underway at BlueOval City, Ford – America’s No. 2 electric vehicle brand – gets closer to its target of a 2 million EV production run rate globally by late 2026.

Significant progress has been made since March, when Ford and its construction partners began preparing the land for construction.

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