Ford F-150 Lightning aparece furtivamente durante a visita de Biden ao Oval Azul

Audiences must wait until the evening of May 19, but President Joe Biden received an exclusive look at the  Ford F-150 Lightning  on Tuesday before the reveal. While visiting the carmaker’s Rouge plant in Dearborn, Michigan, which builds the current F-150, Ford further teased the truck as Biden used the event to sell his plan to electrify the US with  discounts on electric vehicles  to boost demand and a vast network of  electric vehicle  chargers across the US. Before Biden took off, however,  he drove the truck  .

As for the truck, it casually took a back seat while Ford was silent about the big debut until tomorrow. Ford didn’t share anything right away, but left it there to whet our appetites. Biden had kind words to say about it, though. “Dude, you’re going to like it,” he said after revealing that Ford executives let him sit in the truck and go over the details. “Thank you for showing how we won the 21st century competition,” he added.

Biden not only touched on the points that would affect consumers, but also presented the investments that would come to manufacturing in the United States, specifically for EVs and batteries. These include tax credits for manufacturing clean vehicles in the United States, incentives to start battery production in the United States, and funds and credits to retrofit facilities to begin assembly of EVs. Costing $174 billion, Biden included the EV infrastructure plans  in  his administration’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure proposal .

Ford and other automakers have asked the federal government to  support companies  in the transition to EVs, calling for investments to boost local battery production and strengthen the national supply chain. Today, the supply chain remains incredibly dependent on China. Biden’s plan also calls for 500,000 new charging stations across the US to support newly transferred EV buyers, along with investments in the electrical grid to help handle the load that the EVs will undoubtedly unleash. Overall, the plan includes $35 billion to support US research and development on energy and climate related topics.

Tomorrow we ‘ll  see the truck fully revealed  , but enjoy this tidbit, thanks to Ford.

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