Ford Motor plans to allocate approximately $900 million to build electric and self-driving vehicles in Michigan. The new activities account for around 900 American jobs. At the same time, production of small vans is being moved from Europe to Mexico.
The car group also reiterated a number of previous commitments in the area of investment and additional employment. The news comes on the same day that US President Donald Trump visits a factory in Ohio. Trump was recently very critical of Ford’s rival General Motors for stopping production at a small car factory in that state.
More than a year ago, Ford himself also got angry with the president when in 2017 it announced that he would make certain models in Mexico instead of the United States.
Last year it was already clear that the car giant would not ignore its home market either. Ford breathes new life into Detroit’s Michigan Central Station, closed in 1988. The colossal building that has been neglected for decades must become the core of Ford’s innovation centers.