Ford, a global automotive manufacturing giant, announced plans to manufacture the electric version of the Transit, now called the E-Transit, at its assembly plant in Kansas City, Missouri. Ford is investing $100 million in the facility and plans to create 150 new jobs in the region.
The investment is part of a push by Ford to move their vehicles to electric options. The Kansas City plant is already manufacturing the new Ford F-150.
“Commercial vehicles are a critical component to our big bet on electrification,” said Ford COO Jim Farley. “As leaders in this space, we are accelerating our plans to create solutions that help businesses run better, starting with our all-electric Transit and F-150. This Ford Transit isn’t just about creating an electric drivetrain, it’s about designing and developing a digital product that propels fleets forward.”
For years, Missouri talent has driven automotive manufacturing into the future with significant investment from Ford and GM.
Whether it’s Ford’s award winning F-150’s and Transit vans built in Claycomo, Missouri, or the more than $1 billion investment by GM in their Wentzville, Missouri, facility where they build every Chevrolet Colorado, Missouri is a world leader in automotive manufacturing and talent.