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Ford to assemble electric E-Transit van in Kansas City; building out $3.2B North American EV manufacturing capability

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Ford Motor Company announced that its Kansas City Assembly Plant will build the all-new E-Transit van, part of a more than $3.2 The electric van investment in Kansas City is in addition to the $300 million Ford invested for the launch this year of the all-new F-150 at that plant.

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Panasonic selects Kansas City for what it claims will be largest battery plant in the world

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The battery maker Panasonic Energy has announced plans to build an electric vehicle battery factory in the Kansas City area. And this plant, which will be Panasonic’s first in the U.S. outside of its Tesla partnership, it claims will be the largest battery plant in the world.

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Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern to combine to create first US-Mexico-Canada rail network; $29B enterprise value

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Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) have entered into a merger agreement, under which CP has agreed to acquire KCS in a stock and cash transaction representing an enterprise value of approximately USD$29 billion, which includes the assumption of $3.8 Joining seamlessly in Kansas City, Mo.,

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Kansas City Airport 1st in US to deploy battery-electric bus service; 4 BYD 30' buses

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Kansas City International Airport and BYD, North America’s largest electric bus manufacturer, announced delivery of the airport’s four battery-electric 30-ft. BYD customized the buses for Kansas City Airport to include luggage racks for passenger use. Kansas City Council approved the order of four 30 ft.

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First 10,000 Ford Pro E-Transit deliveries begin as Ford looks for ways to increase production in Kansas City

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” more… The post First 10,000 Ford Pro E-Transit deliveries begin as Ford looks for ways to increase production in Kansas City appeared first on Electrek. Ford said it “is now working on ways to increase E-Transit production.”

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Kansas City Assembly Plant comes on line as second US plant building new Ford F-150

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Ford has begun production of the 2015 F-150 ( earlier post ) at Kansas City Assembly Plant, which joins Dearborn Truck Plant in building the first mass-produced light-duty pickup truck with a high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body. In 2011, Ford announced a $1.1

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Ford to build Transit commercial van at Kansas City Plant; $1.1B investment

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Ford Motor Company confirmed that it will build the full-size Transit van at its Kansas City Assembly Plant when the new product joins its North American lineup in 2013. The current SUV line at the Kansas City facility, which will be idled for re-tooling after the current Escape model is phased out in April, will re-open in 2013.