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    2022 Ford Evos mule

    Ya that mule is ancient. Let’s see some better updates.
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    2022 Ford Evos mule

    More like Fusion Active mule!
  3. Nice garage man!! You’re a real Ford man through and through!!
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    Unifor contract update

    Maybe, before they closed the truck plant in Oakville we built the F-150 heritage model while the new ones where being produced in the states.
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    Unifor contract update

    Yeah he was giving info before the contract now nothing lol.
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    Unifor contract update

    Ya looks like the edge is going the way of the late great panther platform as they will wind down the current version. That’s the other mystery this so called fusion wagon we need some info real soon. Who knows maybe they will still call those 2022 Ohio BEVS Edge Nautilus EV if that theory of mine makes any sense
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    Unifor contract update

    Feds, Ontario kick in $590M to produce EVs at Ford's Oakville plant John Irwin The federal and Ontario governments will each pitch in $295 million for Ford Motor Co.’s $1.8-billion plan to build electric vehicles at its Oakville, Ont., assembly plant. “This is just one of the first steps to build a next generation auto industry. We have the resources to do that.” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today from Kanata, Ont., as he digitally joined a news conference in Oakville, where fellow politicians had gathered for the announcement. The announcement comes after Ford and Unifor last month agreed to a new three-year contract, which included a promise from the automaker to retool Oakville in 2024 to build EVs and batteries. Under Ford’s plan, the first EV would roll off the assembly line by 2026, with full capacity being reached in 2027. Both governments see the investments as a way to secure high-paying jobs in an important manufacturing sector for the country. The investments dovetail with the federal government’s goal of boosting green technology and EV sales and reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The provincial government, meanwhile, sees EV production in Oakville as a “critical component” in boosting Ontario’s automotive supply chain. It also sees the investment as a potential boost for Ontario’s mining industry, which mines materials that can be used for battery production. “Today’s investment from Ford Canada is historic. It will ensure our province continues to lead North America and the world in automotive manufacturing and innovation, while boosting our competitiveness in this key sector,” the premier said in a statement. Government incentives, though sometimes politically controversial, can influence automakers’ decisions on where to invest and allocate production. Assembly plants in the southern United States have often been recipients of tens or hundreds of millions of dollars in government supports such as tax breaks. Unifor President Jerry Dias said major support from both governments is needed if Canada is to remain a prominent player in auto manufacturing this century. He said he was encouraged to see both governments work hand-in-hand to secure one of the largest investments in recent Canadian automotive history. “Both governments understand where the industry is heading. You either get on board now or get lost in the shuffle,” Dias said in an interview with Automotive News Canada. “They understand this is a pivotal time for the industry.” The Oakville plant currently builds the Ford Edge and Lincoln Nautilus crossovers. Under plans outlined by Ford in a letter to Dias that was part of a union contract highlights brochure, production of the Nautilus and the front-wheel-drive Edge were expected to end in 2023. The all-wheel-drive Edge will be produced through the life of the new three-year deal, which expires in September 2023. Electric-vehicle production would begin in 2026, according to Ford. By 2027, the plant would employ about 3,000 workers, down from 3,400 today. Dias has said retirements would account for the difference. “With the support of the federal and provincial government, Ford of Canada is investing in the future of its Ontario-based operations, solidifying its commitment to providing thousands of well-paying jobs in Ontario and becoming the first automaker in the country to build full battery-electric vehicles while delivering operational improvements that will maximize production flexibility to ensure we remain operationally competitive,” Ford Canada CEO Dean Stoneley said in a statement. Dias previously told Automotive News Canada that he expected Ford to build five EV models in the plant by 2027, along with assembling the batteries that power them. It was not yet clear what those five models will be, though Dias said he expected at least one to be a crossover and that two-door and four-door vehicles were on the table. The investment represents a lifeline for the Oakville plant, whose was the subject of speculation in recent months following reports of the end of Edge production there. That lifeline, as well as gains in wages and benefits under the three-year contract, led to overwhelming support for the deal from voting Ford Unifor members, 81 per cent of whom voted to ratify the deal. Still, the deal was unusual in at least one respect: The investment is slated to take place after the end of the new agreement between Ford and Unifor. Details about the transition to EV production in Oakville are sure to play a major role in bargaining in 2023. Unifor’s focus in recent days has been on bargaining with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. A strike deadline for those talks is set for Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. ET. The union aims to pattern the FCA deal off the Ford contract and is looking to secure new production for the company’s assembly plant in Windsor, Ont., among other goals. Dias said he was confident both governments would remain at the table in the future as automakers weigh where to invest. “We’ve been talking about a national auto strategy for years and years and years. And this is what it looks like,” he said. “When you get the federal government, provincial government, employers and unions all in a room talking about, are we putting young people to work — that’s what it’s all about today.”
  8. Oacjay98

    Unifor contract update

    The actual investment is 590 million from the federal and provincial governments altogether.
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    Unifor contract update

    When are those electric BEVs slated for production??? 2023? I won’t be one bit surprised if they’re called Edge and Nautilus. I remember saying to myself why wouldn’t they just build them here at OAC if they’re the same size now it’s makes more sense since our vehicles are being put to death lol.
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    Unifor contract update

    You’re welcome and I hope so. I hope these young minds innovate great new ideas.
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    Unifor contract update

    It may backfire on Government Motors, I wouldn’t mind if it did. Maybe the Edge Nautilus go BEV somewhere else like OHAP or they kill the nameplates who knows. Premierdrum in this group said they will live on so who knows. I would rather them not import anything from China!
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    Unifor contract update

    I have the same questions you have. Maybe they will move them to China and there will be no more edge nautilus in NA. I hope we get more info soon on allocation of these products.
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    Unifor contract update

    Feds, Ontario ante up $500M to produce EVs at Ford's Oakville plant OTTAWA — The federal and Ontario governments are each chipping in more than $250 million to mass produce electric vehicles — and the batteries that power them — at Ford Motor Co.'s plant in Oakville, Ont. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Doug Ford are to announce the joint investment today. It is part of a three-year agreement worth nearly $2 billion that was announced last month between the automaker and Unifor, the union that represents autoworkers in Canada. The premier is to be at the Oakville plant with representatives of the motor company for the announcement. Trudeau and Unifor president Jerry Dias are to hook up with them virtually from the company's connectivity and innovation centre in the Ottawa suburb of Kanata. The Oakville plant employs 3,400 Ford workers and Dias has said retooling the plant to produce electric vehicles will save 3,000 of those jobs. From the Liberal government's perspective, the investment will not only help secure good-paying jobs in the struggling auto sector. It hopes it will give Canada an edge in the global competition to meet what's expected to be explosive demand for electric vehicles in the near future. The investment is also part of the government's commitment to invest in the transition to a clean, renewable-energy economy, with the goal of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. It has already committed more than $300 million to create a network of fast-charging stations for electric vehicles across the country. And it is providing incentives of up to $5,000 off the price of purchasing or leasing electric and hybrid vehicles. The federal government also hopes the new investment will help boost home-grown mining companies that produce the nickel and other metals used to make the batteries for electric vehicles.
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    Unifor contract update

    The federal government of Canada and the Ontario government are each chipping in 250 million into the Oakville project and will be on site to announce it today according to auto news Canada. So I guess this is really official.
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