Famous video blogger Zach Nelson, under the nickname JerryRigEverything, who tests smartphones and other mobile gadgets, sent to the Ford Rouge factory to show her viewers how to assemble electric F-150 Lightning pickups.
The Ford F-150 Lightning is one of the first modern electric pickup trucks to hit the market. Owners and reviewers praise the car. It was Motor1.com’s Best Pickup and Best Electric Vehicle this year, and MotorTrend named it the “Best Pickup of 2023”, saying it’s “the best-handling Ford F-150”.
It all starts under the roof of the factory, where already painted pickup bodies are delivered by a conveyor system from a neighboring building. They are then lowered and placed on automated vehicles that transport them to the next stages of production and are also used throughout the entire assembly process.
Workers first install rubber door seals, insulation, and wiring harnesses. A variety of robots and pneumatic tools help assembly line workers complete the installation of the dashboard, front armrest and windshield.
The chassis and electric motors are made in the United States and the entire chassis is assembled on a separate line before it goes to the final stage where the entire body is connected to the complete chassis.