Monday, 15 January 2018

Ford to boost investment in electric vehicles by 2022



Ford says it will boost its investment in electric vehicles to $11bn (£8bn) in the next five years, more than doubling a previous commitment.

 
Chairman Bill Ford said the car maker would have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its range by 2022.


It comes as countries around the world put more pressure on car makers to rein in carbon emissions.


General Motors, Toyota and Volkswagen have already outlined ambitious plans to offer more electric vehicles.


Speaking at the Detroit Auto Show on Sunday, Mr Ford said the focus would be on electrifying existing Ford models without naming any specific cars.
He said the firm would offer 16 fully electric vehicles by 2022 and 24 plug-in hybrids.


New boss Jim Hackett wants Ford to make fewer petrol engine cars


Mr Ford told reporters: "We're all in on this and we're taking our mainstream vehicles, our most iconic vehicles, and we're electrifying them.


"If we want to be successful with electrification, we have to do it with vehicles that are already popular."





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