The announcement follows the introduction of Ford’s global business unit focused on the design, production and distribution of electric and connected vehicles, Ford Model e. The long-term goal is zero emissions for all vehicle sales in Europe by 2035. Where are we starting?
An all-electric Puma
Well, as above, new all-electric Fords we can expect to see in the near future are the Puma – already an accomplished, stylish and highly popular car in internal combustion form – and of course the Mustang Mach-E. While the latter is on sale now, the former won’t arrive until 2024, once production is underway at the marque’s Romanian Craiova manufacturing plant.
But first, a Volkswagen MEB-based Ford
Before then, we’ll see an unnamed all-new Medium-Size Crossover go into production in 2023, with a Sport Crossover model to follow. Ford has for now just revealed its intention for this vehicle to have a 500km (310-mile) driving range, with the car and its name set to be shown before the end of the year. The range number is unsurprising, given that this will be the first Ford to share the Volkswagen MEB all-electric platform, which in its current longest-range form, powers ID models to circa-310-mile range figures.
Both will be built at Ford’s Cologne Electrification Centre, which is coming as a result of a $2billion investment. Ford hopes to be churning out 1.2million vehicles every six years from this facility.