> Ford Now Plans to Move Production of Electric SUVs From Michigan to Mexico

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Phillip_McCavity
#1 2017-12-07 17:42:39

Ford Now Plans to Move Production of Electric SUVs From Michigan to Mexico

The growth in autos continues to be outside of the US, even though there will be a few jobs added.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles … -to-mexico

Sending the electric vehicle to Mexico, where labor costs are lower, will help the business case for the costly model. It also risks raising the ire of President Donald Trump, who had been sharply critical of an earlier plan by Ford to build a small car factory in Mexico that the company ultimately canceled.

“They have to do what’s best financially and this electric vehicle is not going to be huge” in terms of sales volume, said Michelle Krebs, an analyst with car-shopping website Autotrader. “It’s not like they’re not putting money into the U.S.”

Moving production of the as-yet-unnamed electric SUV to Mexico will allow the carmaker to boost planned output of self-driving vehicles at its factory in Flat Rock, Michigan. The Wall Street Journal reported the automaker’s change of plans earlier.
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Ford is boosting its investment by $200 million and adding 150 more jobs to the Michigan plant as part of the shift, Mark Truby, the company’s communications chief, said in an email. The driverless car is to debut in 2021.

The SUV to be built in Mexico starting in 2020 will go 300 miles on a single charge and is the centerpiece of a planned $4.5 billion overhaul of Ford’s lineup to add 13 electric or hybrid models, including a gas-electric F-150. Ford has been viewed by Wall Street as playing catch-up to rivals such as Tesla Inc. and General Motors Co., which already sells the battery-powered Chevy Bolt and plans to introduce robot taxis in 2019.

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#2 2017-12-07 18:05:08

Re: Ford Now Plans to Move Production of Electric SUVs From Michigan to Mexico

it probably has a lot to do with cold batteries

Claiming a low market cap for the product is total BS.

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#3 2017-12-07 19:07:33

Re: Ford Now Plans to Move Production of Electric SUVs From Michigan to Mexico

American auto worker $78 bucks per hr, Mexico $28. dah.

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#4 2017-12-07 19:19:32

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American auto worker $78 bucks per hr, Mexico $28. dah.

No, more like $3 pendejo!

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#5 2017-12-07 19:59:09

Re: Ford Now Plans to Move Production of Electric SUVs From Michigan to Mexico

MEANWHILE

Baggerz shyt all over Tesla, even though they are 100% USA made AND they paid off all their Govt. loans ahead of schedule.

Why is that?

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anon user #2.1
#6 2017-12-07 20:03:32

Re: Ford Now Plans to Move Production of Electric SUVs From Michigan to Mexico

See, with Trump in office and with a GOP Congress things are already getting better.  They saw the coming tax cuts and knew that America was a winner.  Make America great again!

Oh. Wait.  Gee.

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Tall Bass Turd
#7 2017-12-07 20:04:54

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anon user #2.1 wrote:

See, with Trump in office and with a GOP Congress things are already getting better.  They saw the coming tax cuts and knew that America was a winner.  Make America great again!

Oh. Wait.  Gee.

X 169%

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#8 2017-12-07 21:15:39

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. wrote:

MEANWHILE

Baggerz shyt all over Tesla, even though they are 100% USA made AND they paid off all their Govt. loans ahead of schedule.

Why is that?

They do?

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#9 2017-12-07 21:29:07

Re: Ford Now Plans to Move Production of Electric SUVs From Michigan to Mexico

. wrote:

MEANWHILE

Baggerz shyt all over Tesla, even though they are 100% USA made AND they paid off all their Govt. loans ahead of schedule.

Why is that?

And their cars aint shyt.

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Phillip_McCavity
#10 2017-12-07 21:39:41

Re: Ford Now Plans to Move Production of Electric SUVs From Michigan to Mexico

. wrote:

MEANWHILE

Baggerz shyt all over Tesla, even though they are 100% USA made AND they paid off all their Govt. loans ahead of schedule.

Tesla is moving to China. They are already in talks to do so. They'll probably keep their US plant for prototypes and some parts.

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#11 2017-12-07 23:30:13

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There need to be harsh tariffs for companies that offshore production.

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#12 2017-12-07 23:46:34

Re: Ford Now Plans to Move Production of Electric SUVs From Michigan to Mexico

Phillip_McCavity wrote:

Tesla is moving to China. They are already in talks to do so. They'll probably keep their US plant for prototypes and some parts.

They are building a plant in China to sell cars in China because that's what China wants them to do.  The USA plant isn't closing and the battery factory just opened in Nevada.

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