While Chrysler is in bankruptcy and GM is trying desperately to avoid the same fate, Ford is emerging as a new green company nimble enough to adapt and ready to perform globally in a new green economy.
Not only is Ford the only one of the three US auto companies that did not take government bailout money, it is also the only one that is making practical moves that will ensure its survival as a manufacturer of American automobiles in America. Good for consumers. Good for American workers and good for the global economy. Ford is going green and taking America along for the ride.
Bye Bye Trucks and SUVs
Ford CEO, Alan Mulally, announced yesterday that the company will invest $550 million in converting a Michigan plant that used to produce gas guzzling trucks and SUVs to a facility dedicated to turning out small, energy efficient cars for a global market. Better yet, is the fact that the plant will also build Ford’s first all electric battery-powered Focus which is due in 2011 and will be the incubator of a number of other electric models now in the planning stages.
If the other two major American automakers don’t survive, which could well happen, Ford will be even better positioned to carry out its new green agenda.
I can definitely see a Ford in my future. How about you?