Electric Vehicles Energizing Ky. Economy – 89.3 WFPL News Louisville

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It’s National Drive Electric Week and corporations are making major investments in electric vehicle technologies benefiting Kentucky.

Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gases in the U.S. and making the transition away from fossil fuels will require large investments.

To that end, Ford Motor Company is announcing its single biggest manufacturing investment in its history at the same time that utilities are working toward building a network of charging stations along major highways. 

Ford announced plans Monday to bring thousands more jobs to Kentucky to build batteries for electric vehicles.

Ford plans on spending $11.4 billion and creating 11,000 new jobs to “lead the electric vehicle revolution” in the U.S.; 5,000 of those jobs will be in Glendale, Kentucky where Ford is building twin battery plants to power a new lineup of Ford and Lincoln electric vehicles. 

Production is set to begin in 2025.

Also on Monday, the parent…

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