Ford shifts U.S. EV line to Mex­ico

Windsor Star - - CITY + REGION -

Ford says that shift­ing pro­duc­tion of an elec­tric SUV from the U.S. to Mex­ico will al­low it to make more self-driv­ing ve­hi­cles in Michi­gan. Ford an­nounced in Jan­uary that it would in­vest $700 mil­lion and hire 700 work­ers to make elec­tric and au­ton­o­mous ve­hi­cles at its Flat Rock plant near Detroit. Among those ve­hi­cles is an all-elec­tric SUV that will go on sale in 2020. Ford said Thurs­day it now plans to make the SUV at its Cu­ati­t­lan, Mex­ico, fac­tory. Ford said it plans to add a sec­ond au­ton­o­mous ve­hi­cle to the Flat Rock plant. It will in­crease its in­vest­ment there to $900 mil­lion and hire a to­tal of 850 work­ers. Ford wants to have an au­ton­o­mous ve­hi­cle on the mar­ket in 2021.

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