Ford's own Rock plant is going to be building EVs instead of building autonomous cars as it was first expected. Of course, it's important to know that they have changed their minds twice when it comes to the type of vehicles that they plan on making and this is especially the case when you look at how things have developed over the last few years. Ford have predicted that the demand for the commercial vehicles have necessitated more room than what was originally planned. It has also shifted into an upcoming crossover from that plant to one in Mexico. This was done in an attempt to try and free up way more capacity, but that being said, it has freed up way more automotive jobs and even automotive recruitment opportunities.
Now the automaker is working hard to try and reverse the course. They have decided that their battery-operated vehicles need a second base. This is in addition to the one that is in Mexico right now. It has also been said that Flat Rock are going to be making EVs and that the AV production is going to be moving elsewhere. This will probably be in southeast Michigan.
Ford's own Flat Rock illustrates the difficulty that automakers experience when they gauge the demand for unproven technologies. It also shows the speed at which the plans can change. A lot of multibillion bets show that consumers will eventually overcome the fear of having robot cars. This also indicates that one day, EVs will take off. This is one of the many reasons why Ford are trying to make this move. They believe that everyone needs to have the chance to expand in their beliefs and that although EVs are not selling right now, a lot of people believe that they will most certainly grow in the future, and that it is pretty clear that everything is moving in the right direction.