Remember when Ford said it was going to build its 300-mile electric crossover in the US? Well, plans have changed.
Ford’s new electric crossover, which is believed to pack 300 miles of range, will now be built at the Cautitlan plant outside Mexico City, rather than in Michigan, Automotive News reports, citing an internal Ford memo. According to the document, Ford plans to maximize its otherwise slim margins on battery electric vehicles by moving production to Mexico where labor costs are significantly lower.
But that doesn’t mean the crossover’s space will go unused. “Moving the BEV allows our Flat Rock Assembly Plant to become our Autonomous Vehicle Center of Excellence, adding 150 more U.S. jobs…