Increased demand for sales in the United States, Ford, Mexico will double the production of zero-emissions vehicles in Mexico, starting this week to accelerate the meeting to the end of this year to manufacture 20,000 vehicles.
In February, Ford surpassed Tesla as the top-selling commercial vehicle maker in the United States for 45 consecutive years, surpassing Tesla for the first time in the electric vehicle segment.
Increased demand for electric vehicles in North America has led Ford Motor Company to spend $95 million to increase its zero-emissions production, both in the United States and Mexico, which leads to increased hiring. In Mexico, Ford Bronco Sport and Maverick models are produced in Hermosillo, Sonora, while the Mustang March-E is assembled at the company’s US plant in Cuautitlán, Mexico City.
In the case of the Mustang Mach-E, production Ford has already started rapping last week. “The new changes will allow the plant to almost double its output per hour, and will bring the manufacturing target to 210,000 vehicles by the end of this year,” the firm said. The company said the Mustang Mach-E would help propel Ford to second-largest electric vehicle sales in the United States by 2022 and “attract new customers, with more than two-thirds of customers coming from other brands,” it said.
According to the National Auto Parts Industry (INA), the national part value of the Ford Mustang Mach-E is up to 80 percent. Last year, Mexico produced 77,897 electric Mustangs, almost all of which were exported to the United States. While 134,088 Bronco Sport and 84,639 Maverick trucks were assembled.
Ford said it will increase production of its Ford Bronco Sport and Maverick models to more than 80,000 units this year.
“Wide SUV sales increased in the United States with 777,770 units sold, up 4.6% in 2022 compared to 2021, led by the Ford Bronco family of vehicles. For its part, the Maverick was the number 1 small truck in the United States in 2022,” the company said.
The general secretary of the Workers’ Union of the Ford Hermosillo plant, Ricardo Martínez Herrera, announced that between July and August the third shift of factory operations will begin, for which 1,300 workers will be hired.