The night, punctuated by the native cowl band, the Fly Bettys, ended with a fireworks finale accompanied by “God Bless the USA.”
The hope of SK, Ford, many vitality policymakers and pragmatic environmentalists is that many of the Georgians tailgating for vacation fireworks within the coming years shall be hanging on 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 residents, and People, is whether or not the batteries being made down the street at SK will energy autos finally as accessible as Ford’s Mannequin T. Henry Ford referred to as it a automobile “for the good multitude,” and it fueled America’s unique automotive revolution.
As standard, silver bullets are uncommon. And as with most main challenges, it helps if an answer includes making one thing cool.
Maddison Dean, a Jackson County native, was employed early this 12 months by SK for a task in neighborhood relations. In April, she gave a presentation in regards to the firm to greater than 100 juniors and seniors at Commerce Excessive Faculty, her alma mater. Within the auditorium, she gave an summary of electrical autos, the shortly altering future for automakers and the way SK’s operations work.
“I instructed them, be at liberty to interrupt me at any level, simply increase your hand,” she mentioned. At first, she did not have many takers. “You realize, particularly speaking to highschool youngsters, they simply sort of glaze over, they’re like, ‘Yeah, no matter, that is an excuse for us to be out of sophistication, however we’re not paying consideration.'”