Ford wasn’t the only major global automaker to open a new facility in Israel this month during EcoMotion week. So too did the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, one of the largest (and least conventional) of auto-industry groups.
If it seems like every major global automaker is clamoring to set up an R&D center in Israel, you’re right. General Motors, Honda, Daimler, BMW, and several Volkswagen subsidiaries (to name just a few) have all set up offices in the Silicon Wadi. And this week Ford became the latest.
Automakers from around the world have been following one after another to set up R&D centers in Israel. German carmakers especially. In fact this writer has met top-ranking executives from both Daimler and the Volkswagen Group right here in-country. The one notable exception has been BMW, which has invested more […]