FLAT ROCK, Mich. (WOOD) Ford is cancelling plans for a new plant in Mexico, instead adding hundreds of jobs in Michigan to build electric, autonomous vehicles.
Company CEO Mark Fields made the multi-million dollar announcement during a brief news conference Tuesday.
Fields said his company will invest $4.5 million in 13 new electric vehicles, produced over five years. He said Ford will add 700 jobs at Michigans Flat Rock plant.
Ford also nixed its plan for new $1.6B plant in Mexico.
President-elect Donald Trump had nothing to do with Ford’s decision to expand in Michigan, a high level source told NBC News.
The new lineup of electric vehicles will include two police cruisers and Transit custom hybrids, available in Europe in 2019, Fields said.