Ford is shuffling its assembly lines, announcing a move of its battery-electric vehicle production to Mexico from Michigan to create more production space for its self-driving vehicles.

One such vehicle among its electrified offerings is expected to be a 300-mile range electric crossover.

According to Ford, a shift away from its Flat Rock, Mich. plant to the Cuautitlán Stamping and Assembly Plant in Mexico will accommodate self-driving car production and free production space to create approximately 150 new jobs. The company also is doing it to hit much-needed production milestones, working towards a 2021 release of a commercial-grade hybrid.

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No word yet on what the hybrid will look like or whether it will be based on the Fusion platform.

In an internal memo obtained by Automotive News, while no details are provided on the 300-mile electric crossover, it is due for production in summer 2020.

The switch, justified in the name of meeting goals and increasing jobs, also comes from a company that was the focal point of presidential ire by Donald Trump.

The president has previously called Ford on Mexican production, has issued threatening talk of imposing import tariffs, and Ford announced moves to build advanced vehicles in the U.S. which was interpreted as appeasing the president.

But Ford is couching its decisions as good for all.

According to Ford spokesman Alan Hall, $200 million will also be invested towards building a new model hybrid-electric autonomous vehicle, on top of $700 million already earmarked for the project.

Over the last year, Ford has shuffled its production locations – so much that it caught the President’s attention. In January, Ford announced the cancellation of a proposed $1.6 billion Ford Focus plant in Mexico, opting to pump the $700 million into electric and autonomous vehicles at Flat Rock, building the Focus at a separate Mexico plant. Later in June, new CEO Jim Hackett charged course, moving Ford Focus production move to China in a cost-cutting effort.

Ford also served briefly as Donalds Trump’s punching bag and symbol for corporate malaise. After the elections, he incessantly bragged about being the one responsible for Ford canceling a plant opening in Mexico.

“Next year will be an important time for us as we begin to test both our self-driving technology and business model in a variety of pilot programs in the first city in which we plan to operate an autonomous vehicle business,” wrote Jim Farley, Ford executive vice president and president of global markets, in a letter. “I can’t wait to share more with you about our plans and promise to do so throughout this journey we’re on to create the future.”