Ford has officially broken ground at BlueOval City in West Tennessee, 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 $5.6 billion investment to build a revolutionary all-new electric truck and advanced batteries for future Ford and Lincoln vehicles. The nearly six-square-mile mega campus will create approximately 6,000 new jobs when production begins in 2025.
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.
Ford continues to engage with communities in West Tennessee, including through livestreamed discussions and collaborative projects. Most significantly, the company is working with the University of Tennessee to restore the stream waters flowing through the University’s Lone Oaks Farm, and to expand STEM education to Tennessee students from kindergarten through 12th grade.