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Ford to convert British plant to electric car parts

日期: 2021-10-20
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US carmaker Ford said Friday it will invest 230m pounds ($315m) to revamp a plant in northwest England to produce electric car parts, foreign media reported.


Ford plans to make electric car parts at a converted plant in Heywood, Merseyside, according to CNBC. The # 230M investment is understood to include # 30M sought from the UK government. Ford said it would begin producing electric vehicle power units at the plant in 2024, with an estimated capacity of 250,000 units a year. The investment will help preserve 500 local jobs.


Stewart Raleigh, Ford’s head of European operations, said in a statement that the transformation of the UK plant was an important step, marking the first time the company has invested in a full electric car component plant in Europe. The investment will further help Ford meet its electrification targets of 100 percent of passenger cars and two-thirds of commercial vehicles sold in Europe by 2030, the statement said.


Coisy, Secretary of State for business, energy and industry strategy, said Ford’s move was further evidence that the UK remained one of the best places in the world to build high quality cars.


Many car manufacturers in the United Kingdom to speed up the distribution of electric vehicles. Nissan Motor and Atlantis have also announced plans to invest in electric cars at their UK plants. BMW has started production of the Electric Mini at its Oxford plant in the UK.

 


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