Ford Outlines Electrification Plan
The Blue Oval is aiming for 40% of their lineup to be fully electric by 2030.
Ford has announced an in-depth electrification plan, following the unveiling of the all-electric F-150 Lightning last week. The firm aims to introduce two new EV platforms by 2025 and have 40% of their lineup all-electric by 2030.
Upcoming electric Fords include an Explorer EV, as confirmed by Ford’s North American Product Communications manager Mike Levine on Twitter.
The platform which the electric Explorer will be based on will reportedly spawn an all-electric Lincoln Aviator too. More ‘rugged’ Ford SUVs will also be electrified, meaning a Bronco EV could potentially be on the cards.
According to Automotive News Ford CEO Jim Farley provided a recent presentation to key stakeholders regarding the upcoming Explorer and Aviator EVs. When exactly they will arrive remains unknown. That said, Ford plans to invest over $30 billion in electrification between now and 2025.
Ford’s current electric offering, the Mustang Mach-E, has received praise from many journalists following its launch in December last year. However, a chip shortage has lead to delays – namely for the European market.
What are your thoughts on Ford’s future and their electrification plans? Let us know what you think in the replies section below.
Source: Automotive News
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40% of their lineup. Well, it’s a start. It doesn’t mean 40% of their sales, which would be much better, but 40% of the vehicles they will offer nine years from now. I’m hoping the transition to EV‘s goes much more quickly so they have to increase their goals.