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here is a view inside the plant





Translated English article on the event:

Translated by Microsoft (by @macchiaz-o):

https://www.movilidad3.com.mx/2020/...ectrico-de-ford-en-mexico-mustang-mach-e/amp/

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Production begins on Mexico's first Ford electric vehicle: Mustang Mach-E
Revista Movilidad 3 Mobility Magazine 3

Today, the production start of mustang Mach-E 2021 is announced at the Cuautitlán Izcalli (CSAP) assembly and stamping plant in the State of Mexico, Ford's first electric SUV produced in Mexico for the world. With the presence of Alfredo del Mazo, governor of the State of Mexico, Héctor Pérez, CEO of Ford de México, as well as the main executives of the company, us kicking off a new era for the signing of the blue oval globally as part of the 56th anniversary of the plant.

The assembly of an all-electric vehicle is different from that of a combustion vehicle, as the requirements and needs are completely different. This is why the Cuautitlán Izcalli plant, where the Ford Fiesta was produced from 2010 to 2019, carried out an adaptation process of approximately one year to be able to integrate the new technologies, as well as meet all the requirements to have the complete equipment. At the same time, the staff received a training that allowed them to know each of the processes for the creation of this product, its technology, design and engineering to deliver the most innovative vehicle, with the highest level of quality characteristic of Mexican talent.

"Mexico is the perfect country to lead this transformation, Thanks to the capacity and experience that Mexicans have demonstrated in the design, engineering and manufacture of the brand's products, we have been selected to revolutionize Ford's history with the brand's first electric SUV, as well as revolutionizing the automotive industry in the country 95 years ago, and 56 years after celebrating the opening of our Cuautitlán plant," said Héctor Pérez, CEO of Ford of Mexico.

The manufacturing process had to make some updates and changes during the adaptation process for the development of Mustang Mach-E's final structure:

Stamping: The dies weigh between 20 and 40 tons, there is a gripper crane and two hook capable of lifting up to 50 tons, in addition, there are 5 presses of between 1,000 and 2,500 tons of pressure to mold the blades and it is the first plant to implement an anti-collision and anti-grieving system in the cranes.

Bodywork: Cuautitlán is Ford's first global plant to use the machine vision system. In addition, it has 190 Fanuc-type robots with next-generation dimensional localization systems, allowing 90% of this process to be automated.

Painting: The unit is cleaned with Zirconium and prepared for the application of the Ecoat, which gives it corrosion resistance while giving the leveling needed to the surface to receive the paint. Similarly, a new liquid application process of noise insulators is incorporated, as well as two-tone paint for the units.

Assembly: The area is divided into two parts: Trim, where the interiors of the unit are installed, and Chassis that takes care of the exterior parts as well as mechanics. The new line of high voltage batteries has 75% automatic processes. Finally, it takes 7 hours and 247 people for each shift for a vehicle to be completed at a rate of 20 units per hour.

"Ford of Mexico and the Cuautitlán Izcalli plant carry Mustang's DNA since having produced this model in the 80s, and now with the Mustang Mach-E we return to the production of the family of their most iconic vehicle. CSAP is ideal for carrying out this transformation for its quality and proven efficiency over the years," said Enrique Araiza, director of manufacturing. "On the other hand, being a vehicle focused on the global market, Mexico is strategic thanks to its privileged location."

Mustang Mach-E

Since the original Mustang took the world by surprise in 1964, it quickly represented the best of the American spirit: freedom, progress, rapid performance, and a touch of rebellion.

Mustang Mach-E, Ford's first electric SUV, in extended-range all-wheel drive configurations, now ranges from 332 to 459 horsepower and 417 to 612 lbs. – torque foot**. In addition, the electric pony will integrate for the first time some technologies and modes of handling that make it the most innovative of Ford.

In terms of battery life, you'll have standard and extended range battery options with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive powered by permanent magnet motors. Equipped with an extended range battery and rear-wheel drive, it has an estimated range of at least 480 km.*

"As part of our evolution, Ford's vision has been completely transformed for several years, which is why we announced a year ago the arrival of our first electric SUV that not only adapts to be more environmentally friendly, but, that does not leave aside the athletic performance that people are looking for," added Marcos Pérez, director of product development.

The manufacture of Ford's first electric SUV also commemorates the country's importance to the brand globally and, above all, the 95 years of presence in Mexican territory that is reinforced by the innovation that arrives in Mexico to transform the mobility of the world and deliver products that allow them to go further.

*Based on full load. Actual range varies with conditions such as external elements, driving behaviors, vehicle maintenance, and lithium-ion battery age.
**Based on manufacturer calculation using computer engineering simulations. Your results may vary.
 
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that line speed off of rolls behind him is very slow, about 20 jobs per hour I see. I did find out that the door line is by itself. Will help speed up the line.

Everyone was waiting for the video inside. This has been on our blue oval for a while. finally, someone put it on youtube so you guys can view it.
 

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that line speed off of rolls behind him is very slow, about 20 jobs per hour I see. I did find out that the door line is by itself. Will help speed up the line.

Everyone was waiting for the video inside. This has been on our blue oval for a while. finally, someone put it on youtube so you guys can view it.
Thanks!
 

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So it's the celebration that mass production has started? That's a nice line of Star White Premiums heading down the line.
 

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Hmm, 20/ hour, 8 hour shift, 5 days/week. About 800 cars/week?
 

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Cool, don’t think I’ve seen a real standard range battery pack before.
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Fascinating. So this is one that Jalopnik got wrong, or it changed.

Also interesting that the banner in the background of some shots says November 4, 2020 for initial production.
 
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Fascinating. So this is one that Jalopnik got wrong, or it changed.

Also interesting that the banner in the background of some shots says November 4, 2020 for initial production.
Dog and pony show. show up eat cake shake hands.
 

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What are you referring to?
Sorry, I was referring to the shape of the standard range pack.

The one you spotted in the video looks just like the one Ford's been showing in the online build configurator this whole time.

But the Jalopnik engineering behind the Mach-E article from last November indicated that both SR and ER packs look identical externally, with different module configurations within, and on the SR the second floor hump of the pack is just hollow space.

This more form fitting design makes a lot more sense to me considering they need to pump coolant through the pack. It's just something Jalopnik may have gotten wrong.
 

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Sorry, I was referring to the shape of the standard range pack.

The one you spotted in the video looks just like the one Ford's been showing in the online build configurator this whole time.

But the Jalopnik engineering behind the Mach-E article from last November indicated that both SR and ER packs look identical externally, with different module configurations within, and on the SR the second floor hump of the pack is just hollow space.

This more form fitting design makes a lot more sense to me considering they need to pump coolant through the pack. It's just something Jalopnik may have gotten wrong.
Or it was correct at the time - the article has pictures of the battery they were shown at the time.
 

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Sorry, I was referring to the shape of the standard range pack.

The one you spotted in the video looks just like the one Ford's been showing in the online build configurator this whole time.

But the Jalopnik engineering behind the Mach-E article from last November indicated that both SR and ER packs look identical externally, with different module configurations within, and on the SR the second floor hump of the pack is just hollow space.

This more form fitting design makes a lot more sense to me considering they need to pump coolant through the pack. It's just something Jalopnik may have gotten wrong.
Oh, I see. Yes, I think it’s a misunderstanding that the main layer of the pack is the same for SR and ER. But the ER case is larger to stack up a couple more modules to fill in what would be a void under the rear seat bench above the SR case. (not a void in the SR battery case itself).
 

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This is a Bing translation of this article from the state of Mexico, Mexico:
https://mvt.com.mx/presenta-alfredo...-auto-electrico-fabricado-en-mexico-por-ford/

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Presents Alfredo Del Mazo the Mustang Mach-E, Mexico's first electric car manufactured by Ford
Posted on 4 November, 2020 by Agencia_MVT

MVT Agency
  • State representative visit Ford Plant, in Cuautitlán Izcalli, for its 56th anniversary.
  • It indicates that with this new electric car, Ford shows its innovation in processes and designs, and ensures that this plant is a reference in the country and pride in the Edoméx.
  • It refers that this electric vehicle will be exported, from Mexico, to the United States, Canada and 20 countries in Europe.
Cuautitlán Izcalli, Mexico, November 4, 2020.- Governor Alfredo Del Mazo Maza visited the Ford Plant in this municipality, where he presented the first electric car of this automotive company in its history, which will be assembled in Mexico.

On his visit to the 56th anniversary of this plant, Del Mazo Maza noted that with this new electric car, Ford shows his innovation in processes and designs, and considered it to be a special day for the country and for the Edoméx.

"A very important day for Ford worldwide, a very important day for Mexico, and a more important day for the State of Mexico because here, at this plant, Ford's first hundred percent electric vehicle is being manufactured for the world," he externed.

He also reported that this plant increased its capabilities, and said the new Mustang Mach-E became the first large-scale step towards manufacturing non-gas-dependent vehicles in the country.

"It starts production here in Cuautitlán Izcalli, I thank Ford very much, because they have had the confidence in the State of Mexico, because this plant that is also 56 years old, was transformed to become the first plant that manufactures Ford's first electric car," he emphasized.

Accompanied by Héctor Pérez Díaz, President and CEO of Ford Mexico, the Mexican representative recognized this company, because it encourages the recruitment of women and promotes gender equity in their workplaces.

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In addition, he emphasized Ford's work in generating quality jobs in the entity, especially professionals, and considered that the Cuautitlán Izcalli plant is a benchmark in the country and a pride for the State of Mexico

"I also want to recognize the one that is being generated jobs, jobs for our state, high quality jobs because in addition, an important part of the engineering development that is being carried out, is done with Mexican engineers, and today this plant of Cuautitlán is a pride for Mexico, for the State of Mexico and we are sure that it will be an example for Ford that gives us great pleasure that they have had that trust" Concluded.

On his visit, Alfredo Del Mazo conducted a test of handling a Ford Mustang Mach-E inside this assembly plant.

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