Nightside Report Sept. 27, 2021: Ford announces $11.4 billion investment for EV and battery production at new plants, pregnant women targeted with false COVID vaccine information, bipartisan ballot proposal would change how Michigan elects future US presidents

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Ford Motor Company's "Blue Oval City" plant rendering
Ford Motor Company's "Blue Oval City" plant rendering (Ford Motor Company)

Ford announces $11.4 billion investment for EV and battery production at brand new Tennessee, Kentucky plants

DETROIT – Ford Motor Company plans to invest $11.4 billion and create nearly 11,000 new jobs at three new plants in Tennessee and Kentucky to produce the automaker’s next generation of electric F-Series trucks and the batteries to power future electric Ford and Lincoln vehicles.

The “Blue Oval City” complex will be constructed on a nearly 6-square-mile site in west Tennessee where Ford workers will build next-generation electric F-Series pickups and advanced batteries, Ford announced Monday. But that’s not all: A new “BlueOvalSK Battery Park” is to be built in central Kentucky consisting of twin battery plants that will power a new lineup of Ford and Lincoln EVs.

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Coronavirus Vaccine: Experts say pregnant women are being targeted with deliberately false COVID vaccine information

Metro Detroit weather: Clear and cool Monday night as temperatures drop to the 50s

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4 Fast Facts

  • On Monday, the former chairmen of the Democrat and Republican parties in Michigan announced their support for a new ballot initiative that would make this a winner take all state when it comes to our electoral votes. Click here to read more.
  • A dog was rescued after being found trapped and frightened at the bottom of an open sewer hole in Detroit. It took a team effort to rescue the dog. Click here to read more.
  • Detroit police seek man who tried to abduct, kiss girl while she walked home from school. Click here to read more.
  • Driver killed, 3 hurt when van causes 4-car crash at construction backup on US 23 in Monroe County. Click here to read more.

Michigan reports 7,733 new COVID cases, 35 deaths -- average of 2,578 cases per day


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