Ford to assembly EV batteries in Michigan

A few more green jobs for Michigan

Over the next few years Ford will add almost 200 new, green jobs in Michigan that will focus on next generation hybrid and electric vehicles, particularly battery pack and transmission assembly.

Certainly a few hundred new jobs is welcome news in recession-slammed Michigan, but such jobs could be just the beginning of a manufacturing revolution in Michigan, if consumers quickly accept battery-powered vehicles.

Regardless, the new plant will soon assemble lithium-ion battery packs for new Ford hybrid and EVs. Unfortunately, however, Ford did not provide any details regarding which hybrid and electric vehicles will use the new battery packs, nor did Ford offer any production estimates.

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