Ford says it will spend $11.4 BILLION to build two new electric car plants in Tennessee and Kentucky that will employ 11,000 people to build its F150 trucks and batteries for them | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: DENY X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

Ford says it will spend $11.4 BILLION to build two new electric car plants in Tennessee and Kentucky that will employ 11,000 people to build its F150 trucks and batteries for them

Ford and a partner company say they plan to build three major electric-vehicle battery factories and an auto assembly plant by 2025 - an $11.4 billion 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, to be built on sites in Kentucky and Tennessee, 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.

Notably, the new factories will provide a vast new supply of jobs that will likely pay solid wages. Most of the new jobs will be full time, with a relatively small percentage having temporary status to fill in for vacations and absent workers.

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