Honda and General Motors sign MoU toward establishing a strategic alliance in North America

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Under the proposed alliance, Honda and GM would collaborate on a variety of segments in North America, intending to share common vehicle platforms, including both electrified and internal combustion propulsion systems that align with the vehicle platforms.

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Electrify America introduces new pricing structure featuring kWh pricing in 23 states and DC; reduced rates for states with minute-based pricing

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Electrify America introduced a new pricing structure designed to provide electric vehicle (EV) owners with consistent and transparent rates across its public brand-neutral fast-charging network. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Market Background

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Electrify America invests in 6 California organizations to drive ZEV awareness and education in low-income and disadvantaged communities

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Electrify America is investing $3 million to provide education and awareness programs for low-income and disadvantaged communities throughout California on the benefits of driving zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) and available cash incentives. The latest announcement brings Electrify America’s total investment in California community-based programs to $5.7 In 2019 Electrify America invested a total of $82.4 —Will Berry, social responsibility manager, Electrify America.

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2021 VW ID.4 will include 3 years of unlimited Electrify America fast charging

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Electrify America announced Monday that owners of the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is the first of the mass-market EVs based on VW's modular MEB platform to be sold in the United States. electric car will get three years of unlimited DC fast charging on its network.

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Workhorse enters into strategic agreements with Hitachi and Hitachi Capital America

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a US-based technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective electric drone-integrated vehicles to the last-mile delivery sector, announced newly-formed strategic agreements with both Hitachi America, Ltd. and Hitachi Capital America Corp. In addition, Hitachi Capital America will assist in developing a national dealer network and will support Workhorse’s sales with vehicle financing options for both dealers and customers, including dealer floor-plan programs.

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GM, Ford, FCA to suspend production temporarily in N. America

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General Motors will begin a systematic orderly suspension of manufacturing operations in North America due to market conditions, to deep clean facilities and continue to protect people. We have been taking extraordinary precautions around the world to keep our plant environments safe and recent developments in North America make it clear this is the right thing to do now. Manufacturing Market Background

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Enel enters public transit electrification market in US; partners with MassCEC for electric bus fleet

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—Surya Panditi, Head of Enel X North America. Enel X and MGL will provide an innovative electrification planning and analysis solution that will help inform the MBTA’s electrification strategy and has the potential to be applied in other markets. Enel X recently announced a joint venture with AMP Capital for the development of electric public transportation infrastructure in the Americas. Bus Electric (Battery) Market Background

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Toyota and Hino Trucks jointly developing Class 8 fuel cell electric truck for North America

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Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and Hino Trucks have agreed to develop jointly a Class 8 fuel cell electric truck (FCET) for the North American market.

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Electrify America hits 100 charging stations in California

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Electrify America has reached a significant milestone for electric-car charging in California, the biggest market for EVs in the United States. About 15 months after opening its first California charging station, the network has opened its 100th charging station in the state. The 100 stations have a total of 400 individual plugs, and span the. charging

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Volkswagen Group of America opens new Tradepoint Atlantic vehicle terminal at Port of Baltimore; formerly site of Bethlehem steel

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Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. Market Background Ports and Marine Sustainability Vehicle ManufacturersVWGoA) and Tradepoint Atlantic celebrated the first day of operations at the Tradepoint Atlantic terminal at the Port of Baltimore, VWGoA’s newest port in the US.

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Electrify America completes first of two EV fast-charging East-West cross-country routes; second to be completed by September

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Electrify America has completed the installation of its first cross-country route, which allows electric vehicle (EV) drivers to travel from coast to coast using the largest open DC fast-charging network in the United States. To ensure EV drivers feel empowered in their ability to travel throughout the country, Electrify America charging stations are on average about 70 miles apart, in metro areas and near highway routes located conveniently by shopping and dining amenities.

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Volkswagen Group of America welcomes first LNG-powered vehicle transport ship to US port

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Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) welcomed its first overseas liquid natural gas (LNG) transport ship to the VWGoA port in Davisville, RI. The ship’s liquified gas tanks have a capacity of approximately 475,000 gallons each, which is enough for a complete round trip of the company’s standard 12,000-nautical mile America Round Tour shipping route. LNG Market Background Ports and Marine Vehicle Manufacturers

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Electrify America, ChargePoint announce roaming partnership

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Electrify America and ChargePoint announced a roaming partnership that will further expand access to electric vehicle (EV) charging across the United States. Beginning later this year, drivers will be able to access public chargers on either the ChargePoint or Electrify America networks without having to create new memberships, registrations or payment configurations.

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CARB approves Electrify America’s second $200M investment in California

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved Electrify America’s plan to invest its second $200 million in California Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure and education programs. In finding that Electrify America’s Cycle 2 California ZEV Investment Plan meets or exceeds all requirements of the 2.0L The Cycle 2 California ZEV Investment Plan approved by CARB outlines Electrify America’s second $200-million investment in California.

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Refineries in the Americas produce a greater share of gasoline per barrel of crude oil than refineries in other world regions

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In the Americas, gasoline accounted for just above 40% of the products refined from petroleum in 2019, while in Europe and Asia Oceania, gasoline was less than 20%. Conversely, in Europe, diesel accounted for 40% of the petroleum refined versus about 30% for the Americas and Asia Oceania. OECD Americas: Canada; Chile; Mexico; United States. Fuels Market Background OilWhen processing petroleum, refineries can produce products in varying amounts to meet regional demands.

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Trillium completes construction of largest hydrogen transit refueling station in North America

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Trillium has completed construction of the largest hydrogen transit refueling station in North America. Trillium is the only transportation infrastructure provider that provides systems for both the CNG market and the zero-emissions market. The Santa Ana, California hydrogen station, which went live Friday, was jointly developed by Trillium, Air Products, the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE), Ballard Fuel Systems and New Flyer.

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Electrify America invests $1.3M in SMUD Energy StorageShares program

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Electrify America is investing $1.3 The investment will help Electrify America reduce its overall energy-related costs and lower the company’s impact on Sacramento’s electrical grid. Electrify America will purchase an interest in an energy storage program with the utility company. This will help reduce Electrify America’s demand charges and increase the overall grid benefit of its energy storage.

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SCS Global Services, Electrify America and Verra announce first validation of carbon-offset project for EV chargers

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SCS Global Services (SCS), Electrify America and Verra announced the first validation of a carbon-offset project under a new methodology for electric vehicle (EV) charging systems.

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Nouveau Monde signs LOI with Shinzoom to market Li-ion anode material in North America

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The purpose of the proposed collaboration is to participate actively in the growing North American Li-Ion battery anode material market. The JV will exclusively market Shinzoom’s anode materials to lithium battery manufacturers in North America. Canada-based Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc. NMG) has signed a non-binding letter of intent with China-based Hunan Zhongke Shinzoom Co. Shinzoom), a lithium-ion battery anode producer and developer.

Ford Mustang Mach-E customers to receive 250 kWh of complimentary charging at Electrify America stations

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Ford Mustang Mach-E owners in the US will receive 250 kWh of complimentary charging through FordPass Rewards at Electrify America fast-charging stations. The FordPass Charging Network is North America’s largest public charging network with more than 13,500 charging stations and almost 40,000 individual plugs. Electrify America’s network, part of the FordPass Charging Network, offers the largest number of high-powered public charging stations on the market today.

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VW of America to gauge US appetite for MQB-based Tarok pickup concept at NY show

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Volkswagen of America (VoA) plans to show the Tarok pickup concept for the first time in the US at the New York International Auto Show. This compact unibody pickup was first seen at the São Paulo International Motor Show at the end of 2018 and is expected to enter production for the South American market in the near future. The US is the largest global market for pickups. Global market pickup truck volume, historical and projected. Market Background

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Audi opens Automated Driving Development R&D office in Silicon Valley; ADAS specifically for North America

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Audi has opened its new Audi Automated Driving Development (A2D2) R&D office in San Jose to create Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) specifically for the North American market. Given the rapid advancement of driver assistance technologies in North America, it’s important to be part of the latest breakthroughs, work with leading edge of technology startups and attract the top talent. —Frank Grosshauser, senior director, ADAS, Audi of America.

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Electrify America releases $300M Cycle 2 national ZEV investment plan; metro charging, autonomous charging, renewable generation

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Electrify America has released its National Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Investment Plan for Cycle 2; Cycle 2 is a 30-month investment period that begins in July 2019. The $300-million investment will build on Electrify America’s initial priorities and expand into new areas, where the need for electric vehicle charging stations and technology are greatest or are most likely to be used regularly. Electrify America National Cycle 2 ZEV Investment Plan.

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Volkswagen Group of America opens next-gen charging station at Arizona global test center

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Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) opened one of the most extensive electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at a North American test facility. It reaffirms not only Volkswagen’s commitment to the US market as we bolster our engineering expertise here but also our drive towards an electric future. This next-generation charging station at its Arizona Proving Grounds will be used to help VWGoA evaluate battery and charging performance under extreme hot-weather conditions.

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JATO: global vehicle sales fall by 39% in March; electrified vehicles up to 17.4% new registration market share in Europe

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With the pandemic spreading across the globe, strict lockdowns in key markets, combined with consumer panic and economic uncertainty, have all contributed to the huge decrease in sales last month. Registrations fell in all 27 markets, but with varying severity. Markets were significantly hit in Italy, France, Spain, Austria, Ireland, Slovenia, Greece and Portugal, where the combined volume fell from 634,600 units in March 2019 to 161,800 units last month.

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Electrify America, Walmart complete >120 ultra-fast charging stations at Walmart Stores

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Electrify America and Walmart announced that more than 120 plus ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are now operational and open to the public at Walmart stores across the US. Electrify America chargers at Walmart stores feature 150 kilowatt (kW) and 350kW DC Fast Chargers. The collaboration with Walmart is part of Electrify America’s strategy to help promote greater zero emission vehicle (ZEV) adoption by offering an ultra-fast and convenient charging network.

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ABI: connected car market will endure a 15% shipment decline, flat revenues in 2020; sales return on trend early 2022

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After years of consistent growth, the connected vehicle industry will face a 15% decline in shipments and flat revenues in 2020, according to projections by ABI Research, a global tech market advisory firm. ABI Research expects 115 million global connected car shipments, and a market value of US$83 billion in 2025. In the US, 91% of new vehicles sold in 2020 will be connected, against 51% in Asia-Pacific and 37% in Latin America.

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Bank of America: Oil Demand Growth to Hit Zero Within a Decade, EVs the Culprit

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According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the annual increase in global oil consumption slows dramatically in the years ahead. Bank of America did offer a few caveats and uncertainties. Any major disruption to cobalt today would likely curb EV proliferation in the early 2020s, in turn supporting long dated crude oil prices,” Bank of America Merrill Lynch warned. The EV market is also rife with uncertainty. by Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com.

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Boeing projects $820B market for 7,290 new airplanes in North America over next 20 years

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Boeing forecasts that air carriers in North America will take delivery of 7,290 new airplanes over the next 20 years at a market value of $820 billion. Taking retirements of airplanes into account, the North America fleet will grow from 6,650 airplanes today to about 8,830 airplanes by 2031. The market is shaped by aggressive growth of low-cost carriers and the need to replace aging airplanes in the fleets of the established network carriers.

Hyundai delivers first 7 XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks in Europe; plans for North America and China; 2,000 units per year by 2021

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The delivery of XCIENT Fuel Cell marks the official entry of Hyundai’s commercial vehicles in the European market, a touchstone for the company’s expansion into the North American and Chinese commercial markets. With successful delivery of the first XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks, we proudly announce our plan to expand beyond Europe to North America and China where we are already making great progress. The North American market will also get a 6x4 tractor model.

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Electrify America announces $200M Cycle 2 zero emission vehicle investment plan for California

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Electrify America announced its next $200-million investment in Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure as well as education and awareness in California which is outlined in its Cycle 2 California ZEV Investment Plan submitted to the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Consistent with the guidance of CARB, Electrify America plans strive to ensure that 35% of Cycle 2 investments are in low-income or disadvantaged communities.

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Porsche Cars NA providing three years of charging at Electrify America stations for Taycam

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Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) has entered an agreement with Electrify America, LLC to provide the first all-electric Porsche, the Taycan, with three years of charging at Electrify America public stations across the country. Electrify America highway and metro stations, and many Porsche dealers, will offer DC fast charging at rates up to 350 kilowatts.

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Plug Power, Charlatte America deliver fuel cell cargo tuggers for FedEx at Albany International Airport

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and Charlatte America, a member of the Fayat Group, the leading manufacturer of battery powered electric airport ground support equipment (GSE) throughout Europe and the United States, have delivered fuel cell-powered electric cargo tuggers for use by FedEx at the Albany International Airport. The ground support vehicles were built by Charlatte America and operate using Plug Power’s zero-emission ProGen hydrogen fuel cell system. Plug Power Inc.

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Electrify America to collaborate with 6 California organizations to boost awareness, adoption of ZEVs in low-income & disadvantaged communities

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Electrify America will collaborate with six organizations in California to help develop and launch community-based programs to support brand-neutral education and awareness of Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) for disadvantaged and low-income communities. Electrify America is investing $2.7 LHF cooperation with Electrify America plans include distribution of ZEV education materials and hosting public education and awareness programs on the efficiency and financing assistance for ZEVs.

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Electrify America to add Tesla battery storage to more than 100 new charging stations

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Electrify America plans to install Tesla Powerpack battery systems at more than 100 of its electric vehicle charging stations nationwide over the course of 2019. —Giovanni Palazzo, CEO of Electrify America. Electrify America has designed its sites and electrical systems to easily enable future upgrades to meet the demand of the growing market and proactively engage with a changing utility landscape and rate structures.

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Nissan Note hybrid leaked, but not likely for North America

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The Nissan Versa Note has never been a particularly big seller in North America. Its sedan counterpart is one of the largest and most capacious vehicles in the subcompact segment, but the Note has always been more of a car for European and Asian markets. There, it does fairly well, in part due to a higher-quality interior than the one fitted to. Japan subcompact Nissan Rogue Hybrid

BASF to concentrate plant biotechnology activities on main markets in North and South America

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Citing a lack of acceptance for plant technology in many parts of Europe, BASF announced that it is concentrating its plant biotechnology activities on the main markets in North and South America. Development and commercialization of all products targeted solely at cultivation in the European market will be halted. Therefore, it does not make business sense to continue investing in products exclusively for cultivation in this market.

Electrify America launches first mobile app, new membership options and new power-level pricing structure

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Electrify America, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Volkswagen Group of America that is investing $2 billion over 10 years in Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure, education and access, has launched its first mobile app; a new pricing structure; and two new membership plans to help increase electric vehicle adoption. Electrify America also is introducing power-level pricing, an all-new pricing structure developed to support EVs capable of charging at faster speeds.

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Why the Tesla Model S became America's 'most-loved vehicle'

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That passion is reflected in a recent survey of owners conducted by market-research firm Strategic Vision. It's no secret that many Tesla Model S owners are very enthusiastic about their cars. A chance encounter with one can easily turn into a discussion of the virtues of Tesla's electric sedan—and of electric cars in general. DON'T MISS. surveys Tesla Motors plug-in cars Strategic Vision

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JATO: 2018 record year for EVs; sales up 74% to 1.26M units; overall market stable, as SUVs rule

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It was one of the highest increases among all car categories on the global market, which can be explained by several factors, JATO said. The Model 3 became the world’s best-selling EV, as it was boosted by sales in North America, where it first became available. Overall, 2018 marked a somewhat challenging year for the global car market, as sales fell for the first time since 2009, logging 86.01 Meanwhile, Latin America outsold Japan, recording 5.6

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BYD to add another 183 electric buses to Santiago’s fleet

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The 183 BYD electric buses will join the 100 electric buses that BYD and local partner Enel brought into Santiago last December, giving BYD a dominant share of more than 60% in the capital’s electric bus market. They will be integrated into the existing Metbus fleet to operate the popular Avenida Grecia route, becoming the first route operated by only electric buses in Latin America. Metbus is also one of the largest pure electric bus fleet operators in the Americas.

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Electrify America, Hubject collaborate to bring Plug&Charge to more than 2,000 high-power public chargers by year end

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Electrify America and Hubject, a recognized leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging interoperability and “Plug&Charge” technology capabilities, announced a strategic agreement that will allow people to pay for their electric vehicle charging simply by plugging in their vehicles. By bringing ISO 15118 to all of Electrify America’s DC fast and home AC chargers, this technology is also the first step to enable EV smart charging and vehicle to grid (V2G) communications.

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Ford to import next-gen Ford Focus for N. America from China; production starting 2H 2019

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Ford announced a series of global manufacturing actions centered on improving the company’s operational fitness, among them that it would source the next-generation Ford Focus for North America primarily from China, rather than Hermosillo, Mexico. Both full-size SUVs will be exported to more than 55 markets globally—including Navigator to China. China Manufacturing Market Background Sales Vehicle Manufacturers

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