Updated on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 – 04:38
“It is a transformational time as Ford is leading America’s transition to electric vehicles and ushering in a new era of clean, carbon-neutral manufacturing.”
A prototype of the Ford elctricac F-150 Lightning truck.REBECCA COOKREUTERS
US automaker Ford said Monday it plans to invest $ 11.4 billion in electric vehicle production, building four new plants that will create 11,000 new jobs by 2025 in the United States.
Together with its South Korean partner SK Innovation, Ford build the factories in Kentucky and Tennessee, Ford said in a statement.
Ford added that it will build the “largest, most advanced and most efficient automobile production complex in its 118-year history” and that it would put it at the forefront of its country’s transition to electric vehicles.
The US group invest $ 7 billion that are part of a package of 30 previously announced this year, and SK Innovation will put the rest.
Ford also underscored that this investment supports “the company’s longer-term goal of creating a durable American manufacturing ecosystem and accelerating its projects toward carbon neutrality (…) in accordance with the Paris Climate Agreement. “
The manufacturer took the opportunity to enhance its electric fleet objectives, since it now expects that between 40 and 50% of its global volume of vehicles will be fully electric by 2030, against 40% in spring.
“It is a moment of transformation where Ford will lead America’s transition to electric vehicles and usher in a new era of clean, carbon-neutral manufacturing, “said company CEO Bill Ford in the statement.
“With this investment and a spirit of innovation, we can achieve goals previously considered incompatible – protect our planet, build magnificent electric cars that Americans love and contribute to the prosperity of our country,” he added.
The news comes in a context of strong demand for the new vehicle pick-up F-150 Lightning and other electric models like the E Transit and the Mustang Mach-E.
“We are now striving to deliver revolutionary electric vehicles for the majority, rather than the few,” said Jim Farley, Ford CEO.
Returning to a theme defended by Joe Biden, He further noted that it seeks to create “good jobs that sustain American families.”
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