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Monday 21 September 2020

Ford to build five EV models in Oakville

Ottawa is also providing $500 million for plant upgrades; retooling is scheduled for 2024, EV production to start in 2025

Editor’s Note: Our original story below was published hours before news of a deal on a three-year contract between Ford Canada and Unifor, the union representing Canadian autoworkers, was confirmed. Here are key highlights of the agreement, which workers will vote on Sept. 27:

  • Ford has agreed to build five electric vehicles at its Oakville, Ont., factory, the first starting in 2025, the fifth by 2028
  • A portion of Ford’s $1.98-billion investment will be spent on its two engine assembly plants in Windsor
  • Unifor president Jerry Dias, who has been pushing all the major automakers hard to make EV commitments in Canada, calls the agreement a “home run”

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