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“Like The Millennium Falcon”

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Ford Motor Company is on track with construction at BlueOval City mega-campus and is poised to usher in a new era of American innovation and manufacturing. The electric vehicle and battery manufacturing campus in West Tennessee begins production in 2025, and it will be home to Ford’s second-generation electric truck, code-named T3. The campus will be capable of producing a whopping 500,000 EV trucks a year at full production, if that’s even possible with supply shortages.

Ford Project T3 And Production: Details

Project T3 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to revolutionize America’s truck. We are melding 100 years of Ford truck know-how with a world-class electric vehicle, software, and aerodynamics talent.” Ford president and CEO Jim Farley stated. “It will be a platform for endless innovation and capability. … This new truck is going to be like the Millennium Falcon – with a back porch attached,” Farley stated.

Does this mean it can go .5 past light speed? Smuggling compartments? Completing the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs? A YT-Series Light Freighter classification? We certainly hope so.

Ford Project T3 Millennium Falcon


With its F-150 Lightning, Ford has already shifted expectations about the capability, driving enjoyment, and productivity EV pickups can deliver. Ford’s Project T3 aims to grow further and reinvent the Ford truck franchise. Project T3 is short for “Trust The Truck” – a code name that stuck after the development team made it their rallying cry. The team’s single guiding principle has been to create a truck people can trust in the digital age – a fully updatable one, constantly improving, and supports towing, hauling, exportable power, and endless innovations owners will want.

Farley also stated that the manufacturing process would be radically simple and cost-efficient. It will also incorporate “quality technology that will make BlueOval City the modern-day equivalent of Henry Ford’s Rouge factory. A factory of the future that people from all over the world will want to tour.” Project T3 is being developed with the all-new assembly plant, resulting in efficiencies never before possible – such as a 30 percent smaller general assembly footprint than traditional plants while delivering higher production capacity.

Written by Zac Quinn

Zac's love for cars started at a young age, after seeing the popular Eleanor from Gone In 60 Seconds. From there, fascination and enthusiasm blossomed and to this day the Ford Mustang remains a favorite. His first job started out detailing cars, but also provided the opportunity to work on restoration including an 1968 Ford Mustang, Pontiac Firebird, and a C3 Corvette, though he left that job before further work and experience could be had. From there, he was a detailer at a car dealership before quitting that job to try and finish college.

Much of his free time while studying was spent watching YouTube videos regarding new cars, or off-roading. 4WD247 is a personal favorite channel which rekindled a dying flame in car enthusiasm, now tailored towards trucks and SUVs and the fun that can be had building up an overlanding rig, and going on adventures, though, that chapter remains unwritten for the time being.

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