Ford Goes Hybrid For Self Driving Vehicles

Ford and General Motors are taking increasingly divergent paths toward an autonomous future.

After GM laid out a detailed vision of deploying large numbers of self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EVs in 2019, Ford countered with more information on the autonomous vehicle it aims to release in 2021, saying it will be an all-new, purpose-built hybrid.

Ford is upping its investment and adding assembly jobs in Michigan dedicated to building that vehicle, moving planned production of a long-range electric crossover to Mexico to make room.

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