NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – It’s looks like it comes from another world, but it could end up coming from simply an outer borough.
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Company president William Wachtel doesn’t see any reason for local opposition.
“It’s an industrial area of the city. It’s crying out for development,” he says.READ MORE: Storm Watch: Flood Safety Tips, Power Outage Links & More
While the company is Turkish, Wachtel says building in America makes sense.
“[It’s] because our powertrain is coming from Michigan – from Chrysler facilities. Suddenly there becomes an impetus to produce here in America,” says Wachtel.
The plant would cost about $100 million.MORE NEWS: New York City Workers, Supporters March Across Brooklyn Bridge To Protest Approaching Vaccine Mandate
Karsan is a finalist along with Nissan and Ford to build a taxi that would replace the current models.