Five things to know about Ford’s EV investment in Oakville
More than $500 million in funding coming from Ontario and federal governments.
[UPDATED] Feds, Ontario ante up $590M for EVs at Ford’s Oakville plant
Funding is part of a three-year agreement worth nearly $2 billion.
Unifor workers vote to approve collective bargaining deal with Ford
A$1.8-billion investment to build electric vehicles at the Oakville plant, $148 million for Windsor powertrain plants.
Ford, Unifor reach tentative deal that includes $2B in EV contracts
Includes five electric vehicles for Oakville and an engine contract that could yield new jobs in Windsor.
Ontario reports 365 new COVID-19 cases over 24 hours, one death
The daily tally is slightly lower than the more than 400 new cases documented Sept. 18 and 19
Legault, Ford call on Ottawa to increase health transfers to provinces
No dollar amount set for the support they’re seeking but they believe a significant increase in the Canada Health Transfer is needed.
Ford issues recalls of 63,367 Edge, Lincoln MKX and Corsair
Vehicles with 2016 to 2018 model years built at the Oakville Assembly Plant between mid-2014 and the end of 2017.
Ford revives Bronco brand, aims at Jeep’s big off-road sales
Two- and four-door versions aimed at taking sales from Fiat Chrysler’s top brand.
Ford, VW to collaborate on vans, pickup, electric vehicle
Detroit 3 automaker will build an unidentified electric vehicle for Europe based on VW’s modular design.
Ford issues new COVID safety protocols for manufacturing reboot
Employees to get safety playbook plus personal protection and hygiene items, such as masks and sanitizer.
Ontario has enough health care protective gear for one more week: Ford
Various Ontario manufacturers are retooling to produce personal protective gear, but those supplies are weeks away from being ready.
Ford pushes for factory restart, unions not so sure
One Mexico facility and four in the US, not Oakville, Ont. plant.
Detroit 3, UAW agree on virus measures to keep plants running
Partial closure of plants, deep cleaning and longer periods between shift enacted to protect employees.
Think tank says UAW deals increased automakers’ labour costs
Center for Automotive Research calculated GM and Ford will see total costs grow $8 per hour, Fiat Chrysler’s will rise by $11.
Ford, Moe and Higgs plan development of small nuclear reactors
Premiers who who oppose the federal carbon tax look to fight climate change with the technology.