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Biden to visit Ford’s electric vehicle manufacturing plant in Michigan next week

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  • Reuters reports Biden will tour the Ford Rouge complex in Dearborn, Mich. on May 18.
  • The president is expected to get a sneak peak at the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning ahead of its official unveiling.
  • Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal includes up to $174 billion to boost the production and sale of electric vehicles and increase the number of EV charging stations across the country.

President Biden is set to visit a Ford Motor electric vehicle manufacturing plant in Michigan next week as the administration has called for billions of dollars in spending on electric vehicle development and infrastructure. 

Reuters reports Biden will tour the Ford Rouge complex in Dearborn, Mich. on May 18, one day before the automaker is set to debut its electric F-150 pickup truck. 


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Biden is expected to get a sneak peak at the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning ahead of its official unveiling. 

“We’re honored to host President Biden at Ford Motor Company and excited to preview for him the new F-150 Lightning and the exciting technologies that made it possible,” Ford said in a statement posted to Twitter. 

Ford in February announced it would increase its investment in electric and autonomous vehicles from $11.5 billion through 2022 to $29 billion through 2025. 

Ford’s investment in electric vehicles comes as several large automakers are shifting toward EVs amid increasing pressure by governments and regulators to reduce carbon emissions. Car companies are also pushing to become competitive with Tesla, which currently dominates the electric vehicle market. 

Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal includes up to $174 billion to boost the production and sale of electric vehicles and increase the number of EV charging stations across the country. 

Other automakers including General Motors and Volkswagen have made big EV promises. General Motors earlier this year outlined plans to phase out gasoline and diesel-powered passenger cars and sports utility vehicles by 2035.


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