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Ford Announces Future Plans for Ontario's Auto Industry

Ford made the announcement at the Linamar plant in Guelph and the goal is to build 400,000 electric and hybrid vehicles by 2030.

GUELPH - The Ontario Government has released the next phase of its Auto Strategy.

It looks to secure more production mandates for hybrid and electric vehicles. Premier Doug Ford says they want to create a domestic battery ecosystem and position Ontario as a North American automotive innovation hub. 

"Our government has a plan to unleash Ontario’s economic potential as we build up home-grown supply chains for electric vehicles and battery manufacturing. This plan makes clear that Ontario is a world-leading partner in creating the best vehicles with the best labour force and clean energy. With this next phase of Driving Prosperity, we’re telling the world: we want your businesses!" 

Ford made the announcement at the Linamar plant in Guelph and the goal is to build 400,000 electric and hybrid vehicles by 2030. Ford says the province will partner with the auto sector to achieve four goals:

- Reposition vehicle and parts production for the car of the future through new automaker mandates for hybrid and battery EVs, attract a new battery assembly plant and increase exports of Ontario-made auto parts and innovations
- Establish and support an electric battery supply chain ecosystem that connects Northern Ontario’s mineral wealth with the manufacturing strength of Southern Ontario
- Innovate in every stage of development from creation, to design, to adoption of new products and services
- Invest in Ontario's auto workers by equipping them with the skills they need to secure rewarding, high-paying jobs in the auto sector and across the broader supply chain.
 

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