Ford makes it official: it will only sell fully electric cars in Europe from 2030
Ford just made it official that, at the end of this decade, will only sell fully electric cars in Europe. According to the firm, by mid-2026 all of its range of passenger vehicles in Europe “it will be capable of generating zero emissions”, that is to say, electric or plug-in hybrid, “going fully electric by 2030“.
With regard to commercial vehicles, Ford estimates that by 2024 they will also be fully electric or plug-in and that they will become fully electric in 2030. Among the plans to achieve such a letter is the investment of billion dollars to modernize its production plant in Cologne, a plant that they expect to have at full capacity in 2023.
Ford goes electric in Europe
In the words of Stuart Rowley, President of Ford of Europe, “We have successfully restructured Ford of Europe and returned to profitability in the fourth quarter of 2020. We are now charging towards an all-electric future in Europe.” This future go through phase out emissions from its passenger and commercial vehicle ranges between 2024 and 2026 to later go for completely electric solutions.
The company based in Michigan, United States, presented good quarterly results at the beginning of the month (something peculiar coming from the year we come from) and, incidentally, announced that he was going to invest $ 22 billion in electrification throughout the world by 2025. It makes sense, since electric car sales continue to rise. In Europe alone, 387,808 vehicles were sold in 2020, double the number of last year, so they already account for 10.5% of sales at European level.
And precisely speaking of Europe, Ford has announced that it is going to invest a billion dollars in modernizing its production plant in Cologne (Germany). The idea is focus the plant on the manufacture of electric vehicles, thus being the first installation of this type of Ford in Europe. The first electric car manufactured in Europe will be produced from 2023 and “the possibility of manufacturing a second fully electric vehicle there is being studied.”
One of the fully electric vehicles that the company has for sale in our borders is the Mustang Mach-E, which can be purchased for from 48,533 euros and whose deliveries are expected for this year. It also sells the Plague (which has a plug-in hybrid version) and the Mondeo, which is an electric hybrid.
One of Ford’s most popular all-electric vehicles is the Mustang Mach-E
Ford is not the first auto firm to go all-electric in Europe. Honda said in late 2020 that will stop selling combustion cars in 2022, something that matches her plans to be a all-electric brand by 2025. Another competitor that is expected to reach our market soon is Lucids Motors, which recently assured that it would start selling its Lucid Air in the first half of 2022.
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