Ford Motors is cutting production of its F-150 Lightning electric trucks while increasing production at its gas-powered vehicle plants.
According to the Wall Street Journal, an estimated 1,400 employees will shift to gas-powered factories.
Last month, Ford said that its Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan would assemble about 1,600 Lightnings a week beginning in January.
It initially planned to assembly about 3,200 EV Lighnings a week.
The Ford Motor Company previously announced it was halting construction on a $3.5 billion electric vehicle (EV) battery plant in Michigan.
In a statement to Fox Business, Ford spokesperson T.R. Reid said, “We’re pausing work and limiting spending on construction on the Marshall project until we’re confident about our ability to competitively operate the plant. We haven’t made any final decision about the planned investment there.”
American Faith reported that while Ford first said their 600,000-unit EV production rate would be achieved by 2023, the goal has been pushed back to 2024.
It is unknown if the production changes will affect the company’s intention to produce 2 million EVs a year by 2026.