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Ford’s Electric F-150 Engineer Has Been On Quite the Journey

Ford’s Linda Zhang, chief engineer of the electric F-150.

Ford’s Linda Zhang, chief engineer of the electric F-150.

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Nothing on wheels says America like Ford’s F-150 pickup. So electrifying the best-selling vehicle in America was no small challenge. The task fell to Linda Zhang, who first rode in a car as an 8-year-old after emigrating from China to the U.S.