In today’s edition of EV News Daily, we have covered headlines from Ford that aims to build 500,000 electric trucks every year at its new plant in the BlueOval City complex under construction in western Tennessee, the world premiere of the Kia EV9 GT Line will take place online on March 28th, Aptera has announced to integrate Openpilot in its Solar EV.
Kia EV9 GT Line World Premiere on March 28th
Ford Aims to Build 500,000 Electric Trucks Every Year at its New Plant in Tennessee
- Ford aims to build up to 500,000 electric trucks yearly at its BlueOval City complex under construction in western Tennessee.
- BlueOval City will assemble several versions of Ford’s next-generation F-series electric pickup, which the company calls Project T.
- The Stanton plant northeast of Memphis is part of Ford’s plan to have a global EV production capacity of 2 million vehicles a year by the end of 2026.
- Ford said BlueOval City will have a general assembly footprint that is 30% smaller than that of a traditional assembly plant, with a higher production capacity. Most current auto plants are designed to build 250,000-300,000 vehicles a year.
- The $5.6 billion BlueOval City complex, which is being jointly developed with Korean partner SK On, also will have a battery plant capable of producing about 40 gigawatt-hours worth of cells — enough to supply up to half a million EVs a year.
Aptera to Integrate Openpilot Driver Assistance System in its Solar EV
- Aptera will integrate Openpilot, the number one ranked driver assistance system by Consumer Reports, in its solar electric vehicles.
- Aptera drivers can enjoy road trips with Openpilot’s advanced features including adaptive cruise control, lane centering, and forward collision warning.
- The driver monitoring system will make sure that drivers remain attentive while using the system.
- Aptera Motors Co-CEO, Steve Fambrosaid, “I’ve been using Openpilot in my existing vehicle for over 6 months and have been blown away. It has completely changed how I drive, and I can’t picture a more efficient way for Aptera drivers to be a part of the autonomous future.”
Original Source: Aptera
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