It’s great news that Ford Motor Co. is investing $700 million and creating 500 full-time jobs to build a new Super Duty pickup at its Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, where the company has manufactured vehicles since 1969.

It’s also an indication that while Ford’s committed to growing its production capacity of electric vehicles — last year it announced a partnership with South Korea’s SK Innovation to invest $5.8 billion in vehicle battery plants in central Kentucky — it’s not planning to shut down production of its gas-powered vehicles, which greatly contributed to the company’s $18 billion in profits in 2021.