The night, punctuated by way of the native quilt band, the Fly Bettys, ended with a fireworks finale accompanied by way of “God Bless the USA.”
The hope of SK, Ford, many power policymakers and pragmatic environmentalists, is that lots of the Georgians tailgating for vacation fireworks within the coming years will probably be placing at the flatbeds of F-150 Lightnings as a substitute.
Even as soon as the logistics and quantity of manufacturing are straightened out, the lingering query for Jackson County citizens, and Americans, is whether or not the batteries being made down the street at SK will energy automobiles in the end as available as Ford’s Model T. Henry Ford known as it a car “for the great multitude,” and it fueled America’s authentic car revolution.
As same old, silver bullets are uncommon. And as with maximum main demanding situations, it is helping if an answer comes to making one thing cool.
Maddison Dean, a Jackson County local, used to be employed early this yr by way of SK for a job in neighborhood family members. In April, she gave a presentation concerning the corporate to greater than 100 juniors and seniors at Commerce High School, her alma mater. In the auditorium, she gave an summary of electrical automobiles, the temporarily converting long term for automakers and the way SK’s operations paintings.
“I told them, feel free to interrupt me at any point, just raise your hand,” she stated. At first, she didn’t have many takers. “You know, especially talking to high school kids, they just kind of glaze over, they’re like, ‘Yeah, whatever, this is an excuse for us to be out of class, but we’re not paying attention.’”