For(d)ever at the front of Jobs and production! The U.S based automotive business has committed £230m to regenerate Halewood Plant to support the EV industry with components being made in the UK for Europe.
Great news for not just one, but two reasons.
Firstly investment in the UK and production of EVs on our shores which will reduce costs and time for delivery. And secondly, more jobs within the industry when we have had some really stark times with OEMS pulling out of the UK completely (Mitsubishi) and plant closures (Honda). This investment will create new jobs for the North West and Ford are really pushing forward with this commitment with new ranges of EVs...which this component plant will help to build. Well Done Ford!! Great news all round.
Ford invests £230 million to transform Halewood Plant in the UK to build its first electric vehicle (EV) components in EuropeRead the original article here
🚨NEW: Ford to invest £230m at Halewood to produce electric power units🚨— Peter Campbell (@Petercampbell1) October 18, 2021
⚡Around £30m of gov support
⚡Production from 2024 for use in cars & vans
⚡UK still in running for battery plant, European CEO tells me - decision in 6-12 months
Full story: https://t.co/MCOuoD6RHI
🚗 Ford is to to make electric car components at its factory in Halewood in a boost for Britain’s automotive industry as it navigates the shift away from fossil fuels.— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) October 16, 2021
Ford to make electric car parts at Halewood plant https://t.co/64hxQtJCgz— BBC Business (@BBCBusiness) October 18, 2021
Ford is investing £230m in its Halewood plant for EV, contingent on £30m of government funding. Earlier this year, it invested $1bn in a R&D centre in Cologne, Germany, part of a $22bn drive into electric drive technology.— Richard Scribbles (@RichardScribbl1) October 18, 2021
It's an investment strategy, not an endorsement.
Ford Halewood plant to become EV specialist centre under £230 transformation plan https://t.co/uCSW6ayWmt— St Helens Reporter (@sthelensreport) October 18, 2021