Volkswagen reveals plans to use Ford manufacturing plants in the US
The German automaker, Volkswagen, has announced it might use Ford’s manufacturing plants in the US.
The firm is forming an alliance with the US-based automaker, the Chief Executive Officer revealed, Reuters reported.
Herbert Diess made the announcement after a meeting in the White House with executives from BMW and Daimler.
Volkswagen is also “considering building a second car plant,” Diess continued.
“We are in quite advanced negotiations and dialog with Ford Corporation to really build up a global automotive alliance, which also would strengthen the American automotive industry.”
“We are building an alliance with Ford which will strengthen Ford's position in Europe because we will share platforms […] We might use Ford capacity here in the U.S. to build cars for us.”
The firm also recently announced it will no longer manufacturer vehicles with combustion engines after 2026.
“Our colleagues are working on the last platform for vehicles that aren’t CO2 neutral,” stated Michael Jost, Head of Strategy at Volkswagen, at the Handelsblatt automotive summit in Wolfsburg, according to Bloomberg.
“We’re gradually fading out combustion engines to the absolute minimum.”
“In the year 2026, the last product based on a combustion platform will be started.”
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