REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP / WDEF) – Ford and Volkswagen are talking about building VW vehicles in some of Ford's American factories.
VW CEO Herbert Diess told reporters after a meeting in the White House that the car manufacturer is holding discussions with Ford.
Ford CEO Jim Hackett confirmed the talks on Tuesday, and CEO Bill Ford said the negotiations are going well.
VW has also said it is considering a new US factory for building electric vehicles that the company plans for the future.
The German company is currently building SUVs and a medium-sized car at the Chattanooga, Tennessee, but imports the rest of its vehicles.
Ford and VW are also talking about an alliance for building commercial vehicles.
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The Big Question In Chatt
Volkswagen officials have said that it could be here.
But it's not a finished deal.
Tuesday said Diess: "We are in quite advanced negotiations in Tennessee, but there may also be other alternatives."
Volkswagen started making Passenger cars in Chattanooga, but has added SUV production here.
The company plans to move from these petroleum vehicles to electric versions of Passat and Atlas in the coming years, but have not committed where to build yet.
Last week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, VW's US director Scott Keogh said that they would introvert an electric car by 2020, in the range of $ 30,000 to $ 40,000.
Basically, the electric vehicles will be imported.