Ford starts production of its first electric SUV in Mexico

Ford Motors México began the mass manufacture of the first electric SUV, Mustang

Mach E, at the Cuautitlán plant, in the state of Mexico, which will start the export and sales of this model in the country.

In order to produce its first electric vehicle for the world, the American automaker chose Mexico, where it has a centre for design and innovation development.

With the presence of the Governor of the State of Mexico, Alfredo del Mazo, Ford Mexico's Executive Director, Héctor Pérez, announced a new era for the worldwide signing of the Blue Oval in the context of the 56th anniversary of the plant.

“Mexico is the perfect country to lead this transformation, thanks to the capacity and experience that Mexicans have shown in the design, engineering and manufacture of the brand’s products, we have been selected to revolutionize Ford’s history with the first electric SUV of the brand, just as we revolutionized the automotive industry in the country 95 years ago, and 56 years after celebrating the inauguration of our Cuautitlán plant, ”said Héctor Pérez.

He added that since the requirements and needs are completely different, the assembly of a totally electric vehicle is different from that of a combustion vehicle. This is why the Cuautitlán Izcalli plant, where the Ford Fiesta was produced from 2010 to 2019, carried out an adaptation process of approximately one year in order to integrate new technologies, as well as meet all the requirements to have the complete equipment.

The company reported that the staff received training for the new assembly that allowed them to know each of the processes for creating this product, its technology, design and engineering, in order to deliver the most innovative vehicle with the highest level of quality characteristics. About Mexican talent.

The Mustang Mach-E, Ford's first electric SUV, ranges from 332 to 459 horsepower and 417 to 612 lb in extended-reach all-wheel drive configurations. Torque-foot2. Similarly, for the first time, the electric pony will incorporate some of the technologies and driving modes that make it Ford's most innovative, as it is equipped with an extended-range battery and rear-wheel drive with an estimated range of at least 480 kilometres.


Article Edited and Republished for CTen by Suraj Maity