Ford is halting work on a major battery plant in the northern U.S. state of Michigan, the automaker said Monday, just seven months after launching the project with a Chinese partner.
The stoppage comes as the company faces a major strike along with both of the other "Big Three" U.S. automakers, Stellantis and General Motors.
The Ford spokesperson insisted the decision about the $3.5 billion battery plant had not been related to the ongoing strike, but rather the site's future economic viability.
"We're pausing work and limiting spending on construction on the Marshall project until we're confident about our ability to competitively operate the plant," the spokesperson said.
Register to read the full article.
Already have an account? Sign In.
Register for free for:
- Access to ten free articles per month
- Our weekly roundup of top stories
- Monthly newsletters on topics of your choice
- Unlimited article access each month
- Crosswords and puzzles on Canadian holidays
- Full newsletter access