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Ford pauses construction on $3.5B electric vehicle battery plant in Michigan

Posted on AllSides September 25th, 2023
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DETROIT (WXYZ/AP) — Ford Motor Company is pausing construction on a $3.5 billion factory in Marshall, Michigan that would employ at least 2,500 people to make lower-cost batteries for a variety of new and existing electric vehicles. The company released the following statement about the project Monday: “We are pausing work and limiting spending on construction on the Marshall project until we’re confident about our ability to competitively operate the plant. We haven’t made any final decision about the planned investment there.” Under the original plan that was announced in...

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