Ford to build electric truck plant in Michigan, add 300 jobs

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FILE- This Feb. 15, 2018, file photo shows a Ford logo on the grill of a 2018 Ford Explorer on display at the Pittsburgh Auto Show. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford says it will add 300 jobs at a new factory that’s being built to assemble batteries and manufacture an electric version of the F-150 pickup truck.

The new plant is being built Dearborn, Michigan, where Ford is starting to produce a new version of the F-150 that’s due in showrooms this November.

Ford’s F-series pickup is the top-selling vehicle in the U.S. with nearly 900,000 sold last year.

Ford says the new electric truck will go on sale in mid-2022.

The company says it’s investing $700 million in its Rouge factory complex to make the new trucks.

Ford also plans a plug-in gas-electric hybrid version.

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