Ford has announced it is planning on introducing a total of seven new-generation electric vehicles by 2024, with the upcoming line-up comprising “fully-connected” passenger cars and vans. This announcement builds on the recent news that the Blue Oval brand has created a new global business unit, Ford Model e, which is focused on the design, production and distribution of EVs. Together with Ford Pro, the business unit focused on the company’s commercial vehicles, the duo of business units “will define Ford’s future”.
With the extended range of EVs, the company says it expects its annual EV sales in Europe to exceed 600 000 units in 2026. This increase in sales, Ford says, will accelerate the firm’s goal to sell more than 2 million EVs around the world by 2026.
“Our march towards an all-electric future is an absolute necessity for Ford to meet the mobility needs of customers across a transforming Europe,” said Stuart Rowley, chair, Ford of Europe. “It’s also about the pressing need for greater care of our planet, making a positive contribution to society and reducing emissions in line with the Paris Climate Agreement.”
Scheduled to join the Mach-E and Mach-E GT in Ford’s line-up of EVs, Ford plans on starting production on an all-electric passenger car in 2023 and a mid-size crossover the following year. An emissions-free Puma will be available in Craiova, Romania from 2024.
The quartet of upcoming electric commercial vehicles includes an all-new Transit Custom one-tonne van and a Tourneo Custom multi-purpose vehicle in 2023. A smaller Transit Courier can and Tourneo Courier multi-purpose vehicle will join the range in 2024.
“These new Ford electric vehicles signal what is nothing less than the total transformation of our brand in Europe – a new generation of zero-emission vehicles, optimized for a connected world, offering our customers truly outstanding user experiences,” said Rowley.