BUILDS OUT $3.2B NORTH AMERICAN EV MANUFACTURING FOOTPRINT
Ford is investing an additional $100 million in its Kansas City Assembly Plant and adding approximately 150 full-time jobs to begin producing the all-new E-Transit on the heels of the all-electric F-150 announced in September; E-Transit arrives late 2021, F-150 electric 2022
E-Transit, to be revealed Thursday, is part of Ford’s $11.5 billion-plus investment in electrification through 2022.
The Mustang Mach-E starts reaching customers next month Ford is investing approximately $150 million in Van Dyke Transmission Plant in Sterling Heights, Mich., to make e- motors and e-transaxles for new electric vehicles, including the all-electric F-150.
This will retain 225 jobs
Ford is increasing production plans for the fully electric F-150 at the historic Rouge Plant in Dearborn. Thereby adding 200 permanent jobs in addition to a previously announced 300 jobs and part of a $700 million investment in building the all-new F-150 and all-electric F-150
Kansas City and Dearborn plants.
All together with Oakville, Ontario and Cuautitlan, Mexico, assembly plants. Ford will support the first phase of Ford’s growing North American electric vehicle plans
CLAYCOMO, Mo., Nov. 10, 2020 – Ford Motor Company announced today that its Kansas City Assembly Plant will build the all-new E-Transit van. All part of a more than $3.2 billion investment in Ford’s North American manufacturing facilities to produce a series of new electric vehicles for commercial and retail customers.
The new E-Transit will join the all-electric F-150 announced in September. As well as the all-electric Mustang Mach-E. All which begins arriving in dealers’ showrooms next month.
The new entries support Ford’s plan to electrify its iconic and most popular vehicles. That’s including its commercial vehicles. Because the all-electric F-150 will be assembled at the new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Mich. Expect that to arrive in mid-2022. The E-Transit arrives in late 2021.
North America Expansion
Ford’s is building out its manufacturing footprint across North America. So that’s working with local and national governments. All to lead the transition to electric vehicles. Moreover to meet consumer demand in the coming years. Electric vehicles are a key part of Ford’s commitment meet the requirements of the Paris Accord and achieve carbon neutrality globally by 2050.
Ford is investing an additional $100 million in its Kansas City plan. Also adding approximately 150 full-time permanent jobs to build the E-Transit. For that’s a zero-emissions version of Transit. Finally an electric version of America’s best-selling commercial van.
The all-electric E-Transit will be unveiled Thursday and arrives in late 2021. The electric van investment in Kansas City is in addition to the $300 million Ford invested for the launch this year of the all-new F-150 at that plant. The plant employs approximately 7,500 workers.
Also E-Transit is part of Ford’s more than $11.5 billion global investment in electrification through 2022.
Ford is also investing approximately $150 million in Van Dyke Transmission Plant in Southeast Michigan. That’s to build e-motors and e-transaxles beginning in 2021.
This will retain 225 jobs at the plant.
Given the strong early interest in Ford’s all-electric F-150 since the September announcement, Ford is now increasing production plans by 50 percent versus original plans. To deliver more fully electric trucks, Ford will add 200 new jobs in addition to the 300 jobs previously announced for the new electric F-150.
Ford spends more than $5 billion annually on engineering in America, which includes the development of the all-new, fully electric Transit, the F-150, and the all-new Mustang Mach-E.
All North America
In addition to electric vehicle manufacturing sites for trucks and vans in the U.S., the company also is investing C$1.8 billion (U.S. $1.35 billion) to transform its Oakville Assembly Complex in Ontario starting in 2024 to include next-generation battery-electric vehicles. It will also mark the first time ever that an automaker has produced full BEVs in Canada for the North American market.
Ford also is planning to produce an additional electrified vehicle at its plant in Cuautitlan, Mexico. Especially where the Mustang Mach- E is produced. The new vehicle will share a similar electrified platform as the Mustang Mach-E, delivering manufacturing and engineering efficiencies.
Source: Ford Motor Company, Ford Media Center, Nov 10, 2020 | CLAYCOMO, Mo.