Ford Motor Co will begin testing its latest self-driving vehicle technology next year in at least one city but has not changed its plan to begin commercial production until 2021, the company said.
"This allows us to bring this exciting new vehicle to global customers in a more effective way to support our overreaching business goals", Ford stated.
Ford Motor Company says it will shift future production of a forthcoming electric vehicle to Mexico instead of building it at the Flat Rock Assembly plant in MI as it had planned.
By moving production of the electric SUV to its plant in Cuautitlan, Ford will be able to lower the labor costs, while at the same time by building the autonomous vehicle in the United States, Ford will be able to better compete with its rivals.Читайте также: Black Mirror returns to inject tech paranoia into Netflix Xmas streaming
Ford hasn't revealed too many details about its new autonomous vehicle, but it will have a hybrid powertrain and it will not be a Fusion sedan.
That plant isn't expected to add any jobs as a result of the production shift in 2020; it produces the unpopular Ford Fiesta subcompact, giving it excess capacity already.
Ford Motor Co.is moving planned production of an electric crossover with a 300-mile range to Mexico from MI to make way for additional investment on autonomous vehicles in its home state.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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