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Ford increases EV component investment at Halewood

Ford has announced it will invest a further £125m into its Halewood plant on Merseyside as the it continues to switch to producing electric vehicle components. There's also an extra £25m for it's product development centre in Dunton, Essex.

On top of the already announced £230m investment made by the carmaker, this new money will be used to scale up electric power units produced at the facility, with annual production expected to land at 420,000 units per year.

This is an all-important next step for Ford towards having nine EVs on sale within two years.  Our UK workforce is playing a major role in Ford’s all-electric future, demonstrated by Halewood’s pivot to a new zero-emission powertrain.

Tim Slatter, Chairman @ Ford UK

With Ford committed to the 2030 deadline on EV-only passenger car sales in the UK and 2035 for LCVs, the Halewood plant will see production move from 250,000 units per year to 420,000 units. Around 70 per cent of the EVs which Ford plans to sell in Europe by 2026 will have a UK-made power unit.

Part of the £150m includes a sizeable chunk for Ford's E:PRiME product development centre in Dunton, which is expected to train around 500 Ford employees in machining and assembly of the new power units.

The Halewood plant, located close to Liverpool's John Lennon Airport, has been part of Ford's supply chain for many years, with UK-built transmissions leaving Liverpool for Ford assembly plants around Europe. These new EV power units will be sent to Turkey and Romania to be fitted into the Ford EVs of the future - including the E-Transit Custom and E-Tourneo Custom.

Ford Halewood EV investment

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