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Ford promises to go ‘all electric’ in Europe by 2030

Automobile manufacturer Ford has pledged to exclusively sell electric vehicles (EVs) in Europe by 2030 in a decisive move away from internal combustion engine technologies. 

By mid-2026, the company says that all of its passenger vehicle range in Europe would be ‘zero-emissions capable, all-electric or plug-in hybrid’ – reaching all-electric status four years later. Meanwhile, the automaker’s range of commercial vehicles will be zero emissions capable, all-electric or plug-in hybrid, by 2024, with two-thirds of its commercial vehicle sales expected to be all-electric or plug-in hybrid by 2030.

The decision followed a return to profit for the American firm in Europe during the fourth quarter of 2020. Ford has also revealed it made a $1bn investment to modernise its existing vehicle production plant in Cologne, Germany. The company’s first European-built, all-electric passenger vehicle for European customers will roll off the factory’s lines from 2023.

‘Our announcement... to transform our Cologne facility, the home of our operations in Germany for 90 years, is one of the most significant Ford has made in over a generation,’ says a statement from Stuart Rowley, President, Ford of Europe. ‘It underlines our commitment to Europe and a modern future with electric vehicles at the heart of our strategy for growth.’

Ford’s announcement came just two days after the UK’s Jaguar Land Rover announced that it would make its luxury Jaguar brand electric-only by 2025. By the middle of the next decade, the firm – owned by Indian conglomerate Tata – reported that all of its vehicles would be electric. 

News Item details

Journal title: Energy World

Organisation: Ford

Subjects: Electric vehicles -

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