Ford Reveals And Boosts Its North American EV Manufacturing Plans

The upcoming Ford E-Transit will be produced in Kansas City from late 2021.

Ford outlined today its all-electric vehicle manufacturing plans in North America, including Mustang Mach-E, F-150 Electric and E-Transit, as well as new, not-yet-disclosed models.

The most important thing in Ford’s approach is that it’s aimed at the mainstream market, through electrification of its most iconic and best-selling vehicles. The company is not interested in “six-figure status vehicles,” according to Kumar Galhotra, president, Americas and International Markets Group:

“We’re taking our most iconic vehicles and using fully electric technology to deliver even more performance, productivity and capability for customers. We are building out the North American manufacturing footprint to support this growth. This is just the first chapter with more new electric vehicles and more investment to come.”

“Ford’s strategy is different – we are delivering affordable, capable electric vehicles in the heart of the retail and commercial market rather than six-figure status vehicles. With the stunning Mustang Mach-E SUV, an all-electric F-150 and the new E-Transit, our first wave of EVs in North America will introduce a whole new generation to EVs.” 

E-Transit in Kansas City

First of all, Ford will invest an additional $100 million in its Kansas City Assembly Plant and create about 150 full-time jobs to produce the E-Transit, an all-electric version of Transit, America’s best-selling commercial van.

This model will be unveiled on Thursday and is expected on the market in about a year in late 2021.

“The all-electric E-Transit will be unveiled Thursday and arrives in late 2021. The electric van investment in Kansas City is in addition to the $300 million Ford invested for the launch this year of the all-new F-150 at that plant. The plant employs approximately 7,500 workers.”

Mustang Mach-E in Mexico and F-150 in Michigan

Let’s recall that the Mustang Mach-E is produced in Cuautitlan, Mexico (should hit dealerships in December 2020), while the electric F-150 to be produced for around mid-2022 in a new facility (under construction), adjacent to the F-150 plant in Dearborn, Michigan.

Ford Mustang Mach-E