Ford recently announced plans to change its Michigan Assembly Plant from SUV and truck production into a plant that will build fuel efficient vehicles well into the future including the upcoming Ford Focus and Focus EV. As an update to that story, Ford has more plans in the works regarding production of the 2012 Focus and Focus EV.
Ford is eyeing at least two more production facilities for its Focus lineup of vehicles. Right now there are looking at plants in Asia and Europe. No decisions have been made and there are no specifics regarding which countries will be considered for the Focus and EV vehicles.
There lies a remote possibility, dependent upon demand, that Ford may convert its Louisville Assembly Plant in Kentucky to also produce the Focus and EV version.
According to Ford, converting existing plants along with new union rules that cut labor costs, will make production of the Focus profitable for the company immediately after production begins.
Source: Wards Auto