DEARBORN, Mich., April 4, 2023 — State Rep. Erin Byrnes (D-Dearborn) issued the following statement after the Michigan Strategic Fund announced it approved incentives to support several Michigan projects, including investments that will infuse new funds into BorgWarner, which is planning an expansion project that will accelerate its electric vehicle product development and testing: 

“BorgWarner offers an exciting investment in Dearborn’s electric and sustainable future. With this project, we will attract even more talent to live and work in Dearborn, allowing employees to enjoy all the great things we have to offer. Additionally, this investment will help keep Michigan at the heart of the global automotive industry as we move toward a greener future.”

Planned expansions at BorgWarner include battery modules, battery packs and DC fast chargers, as well as increasing its DC fast charging manufacturing operations. The project includes expansions at its Auburn Hills, Dearborn and Hazel Park operations, as well as a fourth, yet-to-be-determined location across Oakland and Wayne counties. It is expected to generate a total capital investment of $20.6 million and create 186 jobs, supported by a $1.86 million Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant.

BorgWarner, established in 1928 and headquartered in Auburn Hills, is a global provider of sustainable mobility solutions for the automotive market. The company has about 1,700 employees in Michigan and is one of the 25 largest automotive suppliers in the world.