Ford to Restart the Production of the F-150 Lightning Pickup on March 13
- Ford announced to restart the production of its electric F-150 Lightning pickup nearly after a month on March 13.
- On February 4 during the pre-delivery quality check, one of the vehicles caught fire due to a battery issue which led to the temporary halting of production.
- The automaker has declined to disclose the root cause that caused the vehicle to catch fire and neither did it comment on the implemented solution.
- However, Ford said, “In the weeks ahead, we will continue to apply our learnings and work with our battery supplier’s team to ensure we continue delivering high-quality battery packs.
- It further said as it ramps up production, “we will continue holding already-produced vehicles while we work through engineering and parts updates.”
- Ford has not yet set a date for resuming deliveries of the electric pickup truck.
Original Source: CNBC
Tesla Hits 4 Millionth Vehicle Production Milestone
- Tesla at its Investor Day event yesterday announced that it has now produced 4 million electric cars since its inception in 2008.
- The four millionth car was a Model Y built in Giga Texas, Tesla also posted on Twitter a video of employees celebrating the production milestone.
- The EV giant only took seven months from its 3 millionth milestone which translates to an impressive production rate of about 142,000 cars per month or 1.7 million annually.
- Tesla aims to achieve an annual production capacity of 20 million electric vehicles by the end of this decade.
- Last Year Elon Musk said that he believes Tesla will need about 12 Gigafactories to achieve this capacity.
Original Source: Tesla