Ford boosts production of electric F-150 Lightning pickup truck

The third shift was added as the carmaker expanded the recently constructed factory to reach a maximum capacity of 150,000 vehicles by next autumn.

Corey Williams, plant manager of the Dearborn Truck Plant and Rouge electric vehicle centre,

said during a tour of the site on Tuesday that Ford is on schedule to reach that previously announced production milestone.

In November, a third shift was introduced, increasing the number of employees at the electric truck facility from 500 to around 750.

Ford originally intended to produce 40,000 Lightnings annually in a new plant situated

 next to its established pickup production in Dearborn. However, as the early demand for 

the electric truck exceeded its projections, it decided to expand the facility in order to increase production.