Tri-City Herald - - Business -

Ford and Volk­swa­gen are in talks about build­ing VW ve­hi­cles in some of Ford’s U.S. fac­to­ries. Word of the talks emerged fol­low­ing a meet­ing at the White House that in­cluded ex­ec­u­tives from Ford, VW, BMW and Daimler. The an­nounce­ment came a week after ri­val Gen­eral Mo­tors an­nounced plans to close as many as five plants in the U.S. and Canada and lay off up to 14,000 white- and blue-col­lar work­ers. VW has said it’s con­sid­er­ing a new U.S. fac­tory to build elec­tric ve­hi­cles. The Ger­man car maker now builds SUVs and the Volk­swa­gen Pas­sat mid­size car at a fac­tory in Chat­tanooga, Ten­nessee, but im­ports the rest of its ve­hi­cles.


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