DETROIT – Ford Motor Company is doubling down on it’s push to build electric vehicles with a nearly $1 billion investment in its plants.
A lot of that money is going to stay right in Metro Detroit. Ford plans to add 350 jobs at two factories to meet expected demand for electric vehicles.
Around 200 workers will be hired at Ford’s Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan, which will build an all-electric F-150 pickup starting in mid-2022.
Ford says it’s an early investment in the first phase of its plan to build more electric vehicles.
The company announced on Tuesday that it will spend around $150 million at a transmission plant in Sterling Heights. That will be to make electric motors and transaxles for new electric vehicles -- but no new jobs will be added. The investment will help keep 225 positions.